Green Day Gearing Up to Release New Punk Rock Documentary In 2017
Green Day is gearing up to release a new punk rock documentary entitled Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk. The band will be producing the documentary.
NME reports that it is due out next year, and manager Pat Magnarella will also be producing.
The documentary is slated to feature appearances by Green Day, Rancid, Fat Mike of NOFX, Davey Havok of AFI and Jello Biafra and East Bay Ray of the Dead Kennedys.
The documentary has been described as an exploration of “Northern California’s pivotal role in the evolution of punk rock,” and goes to on depict “the loud, intense and anti-authoritarian philosophy of music and politics that arose in the late 1970s.”
“Early San Francisco Bay Area punk pioneers like Dead Kennedys, Avengers and Flipper, as well as the MaximumRocknRoll fanzine, helped take the punk underground global.”
Green Day have been making the rounds lately following the release of their album, Revolution Radio, and recently challenged Donald Trump at a controversial AMAs performance. Lead singer Billy Joe Armstrong lead an anti-Trump chant of “No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA,” in protest.
Armstrong claims that the band didn’t rehearse it in an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
“We’re just in as much shock as everybody else is about this,” he said. “But I think with the AMAs [performance], it was a good start to challenge [Trump] on all of his ignorant policies and racism.”
The original chant, which has become popular at anti-Trump protests, was actually created by San Francisco band M.D.C. The chant originated from their 1982 song “Born to Die,” where lead singer Dave Dictor can be heard chanting, “No war, no KKK, no fascist USA.”