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Green Day Enter Studio to Begin Work on New Album

Pop punk icons Green Day have just entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to 2009's 21st Century Breakdown, according to frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.

Writing on his Twitter account, Armstrong said: "Happy Valantine's day! Officially started recording the new record today. It's FUCK TIME!!!!"

Savvy fans may recognize "It's Fuck Time" as the title of a track originally intended for use with the band's side project, Foxboro Hot Tubs.

Material for the new album has already been pretty thoroughly road-tested, as the band played a number of surprise shows last year almost entirely made up of new material.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.