Last month Green Day released their aggressive new single, “Bang Bang,” the first taste of their upcoming album Revolution Radio. The song tackles issues of gun violence in America, but its new music video depicts another kind of problem. The video starts with Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool peering around a corner with bad intent written in their masked faces. The trio of imposters robs a bank while the real band is busy playing a house party nearby. The news media falls for the masks, announcing Green Day has done the dirty deed. Meanwhile, the imposters escape and rain the stolen money down on the aforementioned house party. The band, apparently oblivious to the crime, continue having a good time with their live set.
Rancid’s Tim Armstrong (no relation to Billie Joe) directed the “Bang Bang” music video. Check it out below:
Update 9/19: You can also see a behind-the-scenes clip of the video shoot. Watch the fun shenanigans below:
“Bang Bang” is the first single from Green Day’s upcoming 12th studio album. They also released the title track, “Revolution Radio,” just last week. Revolution Radio will be out this October 7th, but you can pre-order it on iTunes or the band’s official website now. You’ll get instant downloads of both “Bang Bang” and “Revolution Radio.” Read up on all we know about the new album so far, and keep checking back here for all the latest Green Day news.