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Green Day announces new behind-the-scenes documentary 'Quatro!'

November 21, 2012|By Randall Roberts | Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
  • Image: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong.
Image: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles…)

Green Day has announced a fourth installment of its former trilogy (now a quadrilogy?) with an upcoming documentary called "Quatro!" The film promises a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of "Uno!," "Dos!" and "Tre!," the trio of new studio albums the band has been unveiling over the last few months.

Highlights from "Quatro!" will premiere Wednsday, Nov. 28 on VH1, and run on another of MTV Networks' properties, Palladia, through much of December. According to an announcement, the film will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the band's creative process, as well as offer clips of live performances from Green Day's run of small club dates earlier in the year. (Odds are pretty good that this will include cilps from the band's inspired set at the Echoplex in August.)

But it's the footage of the creative process that will surely captivate many Green Day fans and looky-loos. The band's lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, entered rehab in September to battle  substance abuse, and those curious about his state of mind while recording the albums will be looking for evidence in every frame.

No word yet on a specific release date for "Quatro!," but "Tre!" arrives in stores on Dec. 11.

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