Listen: Green Day “Kill the DJ”

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Kill the DJ

Following the release of “Oh Love,” Green Day has released the latest cut from their forthcoming new album, iUno! iDos! iTre! The song is, oddly, a dance track, though at this point it’s hard to be surprised by anything Green Day does — recently, Billie Joe Armstrong signed on to become part of the NBC reality show “The Voice.”

Regarding the origins of “Kill the DJ,” Armstrong recently told Rolling Stone:

“Bassist] Mike [Dirnt] asked me to write a song with a four-on-the-floor rhythm. I’d never done it before. It’s kind of like Sandinista!, Ian Dury’s ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ and the Tom Tom Club song ‘Genius of Love.’ We were trying to figure out how to make dance music without turning into a dance band.”

Similar to Sandinista!? Take a listen to “The Magnificent Seven” and let us know if you think Green Day comes close. (via RS)