Green Day has announced that the band is working on its upcoming ninth album.
The news was revealed by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who posted a Tweet on Valentine's Day: "Happy Valentine's Day! Officially started recording the new record today. It's F*** TIME!!!!"
It is not clear whether F*** Time is the name of the album. The band has, however, noted that the new LP will steer away from the concept-album theme of its last two albums, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown.
Green Day debuted a new song, "Carpe Diem," during a live show in San Francisco last November, and has since performed various new tracks — including "Wow, That's Loud" and "Make Out Party" — at other live events.
Green Day's American Idiot musical recently finished a long stand on Broadway and will be touring the UK in October.
The Kooks have a new EP entitled, "Down" which is out today via Astralwerks.
Jack White Makes History With Fastest Released Record
Jack White now holds the record for the world's fastest released single. The ever inventive White recorded the single in the morning at the Nashville headquarters of his Third Man label, shipped the recording to Nashville's United Record Pressing plant and had the albums available for distro by the afternoon.