Billie Joe Armstrong shares Slayer-style inspiration behind new Green Day album title

ABC/Heidi GutmanGreen Day's next album is called Father of All..., but that's the self-censored version. The full title, according to frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, is Father of All Motherf*****s, which he says was inspired by the attitude of Slayer.

Speaking to Kerrang!, Armstrong says the significance of the Father of All... title is that it's simply "bada**."

"I think it was Kerry King from Slayer -- they have an album called God Hates Us All, and someone asked, 'Do you really think God hates us all?'" Armstrong explains. "And he goes, 'I don't know! It's just a bada** title!'"

"As soon as the [Father of All...] title came up, I was like, 'Oh man, this is good.'"

Father of All..., the follow-up to 2016's Revolution Radio, is due out February 7. Green Day will be touring in support of the new record next summer on the much hyped Hella Mega tour, which also features Fall Out Boy and Weezer.

In other Green Day news, the band will be playing the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Festival, taking place September 20-21 in Las Vegas. The trio previously played the iHeart fest in 2012 -- which is when Armstrong had a profane meltdown on stage, leading him to enter rehab for substance abuse.

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