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"I wanna be a celebrity martyr
The leading man in my own private drama
The hero of the hour
Daddy's little psycho and Mommy's little soldier!"

Revolution Radio is the twelfth studio album by Green Day, released in 2016.

In 2012, the band was on the verge of imploding. They were in the middle of an ambitious plan to release three albums in one year — the Uno! Dos! Tre! trilogy — which received mixed reviews and the lowest sales of the band's career.

In the middle of this, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong had a very well-publicized meltdown while performing on iHeartRadio, where he stopped in the middle of performing "Basket Case", went on a foul-mouthed rant, smashed his guitar, and flipped the audience off before walking away in anger. The performance wasn't received well.

After the failure of the trilogy, which Billie himself admitted was a mistake, the band decided to get back to basics. As such, Revolution Radio was Green Day's most straightforward album since Warning:, lacking the Rock Opera elements from American Idiot/21st Century Breakdown and the unchecked ambition of the Uno! Dos! Tre! trilogy.

The album was largely well received by critics and audiences, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Two of the album's singles — "Bang Bang" and "Still Breathing" — reached #1 on both the Mainstream Rock charts and Alternative Charts.

Followed by 2020's Father of All Motherfuckers.


  1. "Somewhere Now" (4:09)
  2. "Bang Bang" (3:25)
  3. "Revolution Radio" (3:00)
  4. "Say Goodbye" (3:39)
  5. "Outlaws" (5:02)
  6. "Bouncing Off the Wall" (2:40)
  7. "Still Breathing" (3:44)
  8. "Youngblood" (2:32)
  9. "Too Dumb to Die" (3:23)
  10. "Troubled Times" (3:04)
  11. "Forever Now" (6:52)
  12. "Ordinary World" (3:00)

Principal Members:

  • Billie Joe Armstrong - lead vocals, guitar
  • Tré Cool - drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals, guitar
  • Mike Dirnt - bass, vocals

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