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New Green Day Demos Surface

04/18/2017 at 4:56 | Gary Graff
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Versions of three previously unheard Green Day demos from just before 1994's breakthrough Dookie album have surfaced online. The recordings were reportedly made during sessions circa 1992-93, after the release of the group's Kerplunk album. They include nascent versions of the Dookie track "Having A Blast;" "Don't Wanna Fall In Love," which surfaced on the 2002 compilation Shenanigans; and "J.A.R.," which was included in the Angus movie soundtrack in 1995 and on the 2001 best-of International Superhits! The source of the tape has not been revealed. Green Day kicks off an Australian tour on April 30 in Perth and plays New Zealand, Europe and North America through the summer. Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.

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