In the wake of Green Day's new album announcement—their first album in four years—frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sat down with Rolling Stone for a comprehensive interview.

In it, Armstrong confirms an upcoming tour, discusses the new album, touches on the band's rough four years and addresses the mixed reception to 2012's trio.

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¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! was very much like a writing machine and just kept going no matter what. Even to the point we're forcing the material,” Armstrong tells Rolling Stone. “And this time it's just the exact opposite and just sort of let life roll out and then see what happens.”

He continues, “I think that there's some really good songs on there. If I was gonna do it over again I'd probably do it. The intention was to make it more raw and off the cuff and the opposite happened, but I do like the songs,” he says. “I think it was a fun record to make.”

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“The day after the tour for ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! we just took a break. There was, like, just stuff going on in everybody's lives,” Armstrong says on the quiet between the trio and Revolution Radio. “…and then suddenly I had a couple of songs out of nowhere so that's just kind of the way it starts.”

“We're probably going to be announcing dates pretty soon,” Armstrong adds, confirming a tour announcement is on the way. 

Look out for Green Day's Revolution Radio on October 7. Peep the tracklisting and album artwork here.

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