Green Day unveil Joan Jett-sampling 'Oh Yeah!' with video for charity from album 'Father of All Motherf*****s'

The band revealed that they sampled Joan Jett’s version of the Gary Glitter song 'Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah)' for the new song. 'Oh Yeah!' with its resounding drums and additional synth score additions, almost portrays as an orchestra (with fewer instruments) of punk rock pop


                            Green Day unveil Joan Jett-sampling 'Oh Yeah!' with video for charity from album 'Father of All Motherf*****s'
(L-R) Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Tré Cool of Green Day (Getty Images)

Green Day has shared a new song from their forthcoming album 'Father of All Motherf*****s', set to be released on February 7, which follows their 2016 LP, 'Revolution Radio'. The song was unveiled along with its music video January 16 and is called 'Oh Yeah!'. 

Over the years, Green Day have adopted a more distinct broader sound from album to album. It has manifested beautifully with each new album since their '39/Smooth' debut album in early 1990.

The song 'Oh Yeah!' is no different with its resounding drums and additional synth score additions, almost portraying as an orchestra (with fewer instruments) of punk rock pop.

Green Day wrote in the description for the video on YouTube, “One of the writers on that song is a total a*****e so we’re donating our royalties from this song to IJM and RAINN”. IJM (International Justice Mission) and RAINN are both charity organizations that fight against sexual offenses and work in support of the victims.

The band revealed that they sampled Joan Jett’s version of the Gary Glitter song 'Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah)' for the new song. 'Oh Yeah!' is the third track on 'Father of All Motherf*****s', following the title song with shortened title, 'Father of All...', and 'Fire, Ready, Aim', which features as the theme song for the NHL’s Wednesday Night Hockey broadcasts on NBC Sports, according to NME.

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong revealed (with a grin) on Kerrang as to why the LP was named so, stating, “It’s just a badass title!", followed by a reference to a quote from Kerry King from Slayer saying a similar thing about their album 'God Hates Us All'.  Armstrong continues, "As soon as the title came up, I was like, ‘Oh man, this is good'".

Green Day will perform on the  'The Hella Mega Tour' with Fall Out Boy, Weezer and a special guest on June 13. Tickets are available on 'The Hella Mega Tour' official site here. You can watch Green Day's new music video 'Oh Yeah!' here.

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