Green Day's New Album 'Father of All...' Is Inspired by Kendrick Lamar and "Old-School Motown"
Or at least that's what Billie Joe Armstrong says
Published Sep 11, 2019Yesterday (September 10) was a huge day for Green Day. Not only did they announce "The Hella Mega Tour" with Weezer and Fall Out Boy, but they revealed the new album Father of All... Green Day frontman is now shedding more light on what we can expect from the band's new record, which was apparently inspired by both Kendrick Lamar and "old-school Motown."
Armstrong opened up about Father of All... — or Father of All Motherfuckers for the pottymouths out there — in a new Billboard interview. In addition to revealing the album would only be a 10-song, 28-minute effort, he gave insight into what inspired the outing.
"We wanted to create a dance groove with space between the drums and vocals [inspired by] the way Kendrick Lamar does things or old-school Motown music," Armstrong said, "where it's leading with the rhythm."
He also explained why the album is so brief, saying, "I realized I hate long songs, anything over two-and-a-half minutes... even though I've written shit like fucking 'Jesus of Suburbia.'"
Of course, "Jesus of Suburbia," from 2004's American Idiot, ran a whopping nine minutes.
Father of All... will arrive on February 7 via Reprise/Warner. "The Hella Mega Tour" then kicks off in mid-June, making a single Canadian stop in Toronto on August 24. See the schedule below.
06/13 Paris, FR - Paris La Defense Arena
06/14 Groningen, NL - Stadspark
06/17 Antwerp, BE - Sportpaleis
06/21 Vienna, AT - Ernst-Happel Stadion
06/24 Glasgow, UK - Bellahouston Park
06/26 London, UK - London Stadium
06/27 Huddersfield, UK - John Smith's Stadium
06/29 Dublin, IE - RDS Stadium
07/17 Seattle, WA - T-Mobile Park
07/21 San Francisco, CA - Oracle Park
07/24 San Diego, CA - Petco Park
07/25 Los Angeles, CA - Dodger Stadium
07/28 Commerce City, CO - Dick's Sporting Goods Park
07/31 Dallas, TX - Globe Life Field
08/01 Houston, TX - Minute Maid Park
08/05 Miami Beach, FL - Hard Rock Stadium
08/06 Jacksonville, FL - TIAA Bank Field
08/08 Atlanta, GA - SunTrust Park
08/11 Minneapolis, MN - Target Field
08/13 Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field
08/15 Pittsburgh, PA - PNC Park
08/16 Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
08/19 Detroit, MI - Comerica Park
08/21 Washington, DC - Nationals Park
08/22 New York, NY - Citi Field
08/24 Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre
08/27 Boston, MA - Fenway Park
08/29 Philadelphia, PA - Citizens Bank Park