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- Posted on Feb 23rd 2011 4:00PM by Dan Weiss
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'Cigarettes' dates back to sessions from before 2004's award-winning, worldwide hit, 'American Idiot.' The tune was originally slated to be the title track on Green Day's next album, but the master recordings were stolen and the LP was scrapped in favor of 'Idiot.' The unreleased sessions and songs went unheard until the band debuted 'Cigarettes' in concert in 2010.
'Awesome as F---' will be the first official release of the tune, with the other songs from the 'Cigarettes' sessions remaining unavailable. The other tunes on 'Awesome as F---' are weighted heavily towards the band's post-2004 career, with the occasional dip into older goodies like 'When I Come Around' and fan favorites like 'J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)' from the 'Angus' soundtrack.
'Awesome as F---' is due out March 22 from Reprise.