Green Day Plans Two Docs with One Heading to Sundance in 2013?
Watching the evolution of Green Day has been a pretty interesting thing for music fans. Starting as a punk band in the late 80s, the group blasted onto the scene with 1994's Dookie and took their music to another level with the rock opera American Idiot ten years later. They adapted that album for Broadway (it might also hit the big screen), but they're still making plenty of new music. According to Billboard (via The Playlist), Green Day will release three all-new albums between September 2012 and January 2013, and they'll also be the subject of two new documentaries, one of which hopes to hit Sundance 2013. More below!
Directors Tim Lynch and Tim Wheeler will collaborate to bring us a documentary about the making of the band's three new albums - called ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tre! - and another doc will be comprised of pre-Dookie footage of the band living the hard rockstyle (pretty sure I just coined that term). For more than a year, the filmmakers have been following the band around getting footage for the first film, which is expected to be ready for a premiere at Sundance in January of 2013. There's no word yet on the progress or plans for the archival footage doc. Either way, I hope they have the time of their lives. (Sorry, had to do it.)