Following their second greatest hits album, Green Day is entering the third stage of their career. Stage one - their (mostly 1990s) short, fast punk phase came to a close after Warning when they released International Superhits! Stage two was their epic revival, starting with American Idiot and ending with Revolution Radio. Now, after sharing God's Favorite Band in November 2017, Green Day is ready for a new era.
In typical Green Day fashion, the band members have each gone down separate projects in the interim. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong formed a band called The Longshot, releasing their album Love Is For Losers in April 2018. Drummer Tré Cool has been busy with his family; he and wife Sara Rose just had a baby boy, Mickey, at the end of 2018. But now, it's coming time to make a new Green Day album.
In December 2018, Billie Joe Armstrong confirmed he was writing new songs for Green Day. There's no word on the direction for the new music yet, or when we might hear some of it, or even when the band will begin officially recording. But we do know that it'll be worth the wait. Green Day's upcoming 13th album is expected as early as the end of this year, but sometime in 2020 is more likely.