What We Know
In various interviews Billie has stated he would like Green Day to release more music as soon as the summer of 2020. There are 7 songs that were left off Father Of All and Billie has stated that he had wrote 3-4 songs since the first single came out (Sept 10/19) and another 6 while in quarantine due to the Coronavirus crisis.
The album would be produced by Butch Walker but what record label it would be released on is not yet known. Father Of All was the final album on the bands’ contract with Reprise Records.
Timeline Of Events
April 17/20 – In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Father Of All producer Butch Walker confirms he will soon begin working on Green Day’s next album:
I’m actually still working. I do a lot of records by myself, and I’m finishing up (producing) three records, so it’s taking most of my time – a Wallflowers record, the new Jewel and Matt Nathanson. And I’m getting ready to start another Green Day record. I’m working in isolation, which is cathartic, anyway.
April 7/20 – Billie Joe updates Kerrang Magazine on what has kept him busy during the Coronavirus quarantine:
“I’ve been writing a lot of music, and I had all these melodies in my head, so I wrote, like, six songs since all of this has been going on,” he says. “I don’t know when I can get together with Mike and Tré, but I told them to make sure that they’re quarantined for now, and then I hope down the road we can get back in the studio with [Father Of All… producer] Butch Walker.”
Feb 13/20 – Billie joined Zane Lowe on Beats 1 for a FaceTime interview and revealed more plans for new music later this year:
“We have more songs. I’ve written, like, three or four since the first single (Father Of All) came out. I mean, the way people are able to put out music now, we’re so stoked, because now we can just put stuff out anytime we want – we’re completely unstructured. So to put out a single here, or an EP there, or contribute something to what would eventually be an album… we don’t really know, but we’re into it. So hopefully maybe there’ll be even more music this summer. We’ll see what happens.”
When asked how many songs Green Day have left from the Father Of All sessions, Billie added:
“We’ve got, like, seven songs left from that session. And then, yeah, then there’s like four more so we have almost another album’s worth of stuff right now.”
Sept 10/19 – In an interview on KROQ with the Kevin & Bean Show while promoting Father Of All Motherfuckers and the Hella Mega tour, Billie mentioned that 17 tracks were recorded in the FOAM sessions. Only 10 songs made the album so that left 7 songs on the cutting room floor. Billie had this to say about those extra tracks:
“Maybe we’ll just put out another album next year or something like that. We don’t know cause we are off our contract with Warner”