Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong wants the band to re-record their 2000 album, Warning.

He made the admission while discussing the 15 Green Day songs which resonated most with him, one of them being the album’s lead single, ‘Minority’, when he just came out and said it.

“I’d like to go back and re-record that album,” Armstrong told Rolling Stone.

“I want to go back and just do everything more live, because I think ‘Minority’ live is a lot better than it came out on the album.

“But that’s just one of those things that you think about too much.”

The album got essentially positive reviews, but it didn’t hit the commercial success of their previous albums. Warning was also Green Day’s first release that incorporated stuff like folk and acoustic into their established pop-punk sound.

“I really wanted to have more [acoustic guitar] for Warning,” he said.


“There was also a lot of kind of bad pop-punk that was starting to happen, and I wanted to go against that genre. This felt like the next step.”

Billy Joe’s ‘Life In 15 Songs’ are as follows:

  • “409 in Your Coffeemaker” – Slappy EP (1990)
  • “2000 Light Years Away” – Kerplunk (1992)
  • “Welcome to Paradise” – Dookie (1994)
  • “She” – Dookie (1994)
  • “Longview” – Dookie (1994)
  • “Brain Stew” – Insomniac (1995)
  • “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” – Nimrod (1997)
  • “Minority” – Warning (2000)
  • “Jesus of Suburbia” – American Idiot (2004)
  • “Holiday” – American Idiot (2004)
  • “21 Guns” – 21st Century Breakdown (2009)
  • “Fell for You” – ¡Uno! (2012)
  • “Ordinary World” – Revolution Radio (2016)
  • “Love Is for Losers” – Love Is for Losers (2018)
  • “Father of All Motherf**kers” – Father of All Motherf**kers (2020)

Their 13th album, Father of All Motherf**kers, is out on February 7.

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