Exclusive: Green Day Documentaries Coming with Album Trilogy
Two documentaries on Green Day are expected to complement the release of three albums between late September and the middle of January.
Filmmakers Tim Lynch, a producer of "Green Day: Bullet in a Bible," and Tim Wheeler, a co-producer and editor of "The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights," are creating a documentary on the making of the band's upcoming three albums, "¡Uno!," "¡Dos!" and "¡Tre!" A second documentary is being created from vintage footage from their pre-"Dookie" days.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong tells Billboard.com that "the two Tims" have shot the band performing in clubs, rehearsing and recording over the last year and a half.
"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)."
The filmmakers will be filming the band as they rehearse before heading to Japan and Europe for a few festival dates. Executives at Green Day's label, Warner Bros. Records, hope the making-of film will be ready by early next year to possibly premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Green Day is also reuniting with director Sam Bayer, who shot several of the band's videos, among them "Jesus of Suburbia." The band has already issued a couple of trailers for the albums that feature instrumental versions of two of the albums' tracks.
The first Green Day single from the upcoming albums, "Oh Love," will be released July 16; "¡Uno!" comes out Sept. 25.