Amid report that Billie Joe Armstrong was hospitalized due to illness, Green Day release a music video to promote their latest single "Kill the DJ". The punk rock band consisting of Mike Dimt and Tre Cool in addition to Armstrong first performed the dance music in front of a surprised crowd in Los Angeles' Echoplex.
In the said visuals, the trio is riding motorcycles separately in a desert. The footage cuts to a club scene where men and women are partying, while the members of the band walk in between them to make it to the stage. A couple of seconds later, two women fight in front of a man wearing an animal suit, and the dancers are covered in blood.
The song is a part of the upcoming album trilogy "Uno!", "Dos!" and "Tre!" which will be released in the United States on September 25, November 13 and January 15 respectively. According to Billie Joe, the song is straight-up dance music and has a four-on-the-floor type of rhythm. He said that he had never done it before and compared it to Ian Dury's "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" and Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love".
Green Day will perform this September 6 on the stage of Staples Center for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Despite Billie Joe's hospitalization, the band will perform as scheduled. They are joined in the lineup by Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and One Direction.
Green Day's "Kill the DJ" Music Video