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Green Day's Billie Joe on writing "Bang Bang" from the perspective of a gunman

Green Day have returned with a brand new single called "Bang Bang", which was written from the perspective of a gunman, and member Billie Joe Armstrong has opened up about the creative process behind it. 

He spoke about the topical track to America's Rolling Stone magazine and confessed that getting into that headspace really troubled him:

"It's about the culture of mass shooting that happens in America mixed with narcissistic social media. There's this sort of rage happening, but it's also now being filmed and we all have ourselves under surveillance. To me, that is so twisted."

"To get into the brain of someone like that was freaky. It freaked me out. After I wrote it, all I wanted to do was get that out of my brain because it just freaked me out. I don't know why someone would ever do something that horrific because I know I never would."

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