It's been four years since Green Day's last studio effort, "21 Century Breakdown," but judging by the volume of their upcoming creative output, they've been keeping busy.
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According to Billboard magazine, the pop-punk pioneers are releasing two documentaries to accompany the three albums slated to hit shelves within the next few months.
One doc will chronicle the creation of the band's upcoming albums, "ĦUno!," "ĦDos!" and "ĦTre!" The other film will feature footage from the band's days as an indie outfit before the hit 1994 album "Dookie."
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong explained the style of the film to Billboard.
"It's not going to be the sitting down, head shot of me going, 'We started out blah blah blah'," Armstrong says. "We wanted to get into lifestyles of rock 'n' roll and playing rock n roll and letting the story kind of tell itself rather than create revisionist (history)."
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