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Green Day to release three albums in five months

Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt and Jason White of Green Day
Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt and Jason White of Green DayCindy Ord / Getty Images file

Green Day have announced plans to release an ambitious trilogy of albums entitled "¡Uno!," "¡Dos!," and "¡Tré!." The first disc will hit shelves on Sept. 25, the second on Nov. 13 and the third on Jan. 15, 2013.

"We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives," Green Day said in a statement. "This is the best music we've ever written, and the songs just keep coming," said the members of Green Day. "Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels. We just can't help ourselves.... We are going epic as (expletive)!"

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The group is currently recording the music in Oakland with producer Rob Cavallo. They have played a series of clubs gigs in California and New York over the last year where they have previewed many new songs, though it's unknown if any of that material will be on the new discs. 

Green Day's last LP was "21st Century Breakdown" in 2009. They toured extensively to support the disc, and this August and September they have dates booked in Asia and Europe. 

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