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Green Day Rears 'American Idiot'

Green Day’s first studio album in four years will be titled “American Idiot,” a spokesperson told Billboard.com. The set is tentatively due Sept. 14 via Reprise. It’s the follow-up to 2000’s “Warning,” which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 998,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Along with No Doubt, Foo Fighters, Bad Religion and others, Green Day is expected to lend a track to “Rock Against Bush Vol. 2,” the second in a series of politically minded compilations due this August.

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will also contribute two songs to the soundtrack for “Live Freaky, Die Freaky,” a movie co-starring Green Day’s other members, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, Described by filmmaker John Roecker as “a sexy, gory puppet movie” on its official Web site, “Live Freaky” will be released by Hellcat Films and Epitaph.

Green Day Has Four Festival Gigs Lined Up In England And Japan:

  • Aug. 7 – Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival
  • Aug. 8 – Osaka, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival
  • Aug. 27 – Leeds, England – Leeds Festival
  • Aug. 29 – Reading, England – Reading Festival
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