Green Day to experience 21st Century Breakdown in May

Yep, that's the name of the name of the forthcoming (now with a tentative May release date), long-awaited Green Day album: 21st Century Breakdown. The three guys made a special appearance at Sunday night's Grammy Awards to announce the winner of Album of the Year. The announcer told the audience the name of the band's forthcoming record, a tidbit that was circulating around the web only hours earlier. (Also making an appearance last night and announcing their return were the guys from Blink-182, another '90s radio-punk staple.)

So, what are we to gather from the title? It sounds like classic Green Day pop-punk values, but according to a December interview with front man Billie Joe Armstrong in Alternative Press, it may lean more "power-pop" and less punk. It seems Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool may be leaving the rock for their other project, Foxboro Hot Tubs, who released its first album in 2008.

Also like Idiot, this release will be structurally ambitious, boasting three acts: Heroes and Cons, Charlatans and Saints and Horseshoes and Handgrenades.

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