EMI Music India to release Green Day’s studio album

MUMBAI: Warner Music, which is the India Licensee for EMI Music India, will be releasing Green Day’s eighth studio album, entitled 21st Century Breakdown, on 15 May.

The album is the trio’s first studio album since 2004’s two-time Grammy Award-winning punk-rock opera American Idiot, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide.

21st Century Breakdown is divided into three acts: Heroes and Cons, Charlatans and Saints, and Horseshoes and Handgrenades.

Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool have been at work writing, arranging, and recording 21st Century Breakdown since early 2006 and are currently making finishing touches with producer Butch Vig, who is known for his work with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, and many others.

The music CD is priced at Rs 395.