Late last week, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame punk/alternative band Green Day premiered a new single, “Oh Yeah!,” as a preview from its anticipated new album Father of All Motherfuckers, which will be released on February 7.
The song features a sample of Joan Jett‘s “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)” as its refrain, and the music video — starring band members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool — can be seen below.
Of course, Jett’s “Do You Wanna Touch Me” is a cover of a song by Gary Glitter, known and convicted pedophile.
— Green Day (@GreenDay) January 16, 2020
That’s an admirable way to skirt any negative attention that might have come to the band as a result of the Glitter association. It’s the second high-profile example of Glitter’s music being at the forefront of a bit of controversy, as Todd Phillips’ 2019 movie Joker — up for 11 Oscars this year — used “Rock and Roll Part 2” in one of its standout scenes.
However, it was revealed that Glitter would not receive royalties for the song’s use in the film.
Back to Green Day — “Oh Yeah” is the third single released from the album so far, joining pre-release tracks “Father of All … “:
And “Fire, Ready Aim”:
Catch Green Day on the Hella Mega Tour this summer, where they’ll share the stage with Fall Out Boy and Weezer across the world:
|Saturday, June 13||PARIS, FRANCE||La Defense Arena|
|Sunday, June 14||GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS||Stadspark|
|Wednesday, June 17||ANTWERP, BELGIUM||Sportpaleis|
|Sunday, June 21||VIENNA, AUSTRIA||Ernst Happel Stadium|
|Wednesday, June 24||GLASGOW, SCOTLAND||Bellahouston Park|
|Friday, June 26||LONDON, ENGLAND||London Stadium|
|Saturday, June 27||HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND||The John Smith’s Stadium|
|Monday, June 29||DUBLIN, IRELAND||RDS Arena|
THE HELLA MEGA TOUR North American Dates:
|Friday, July 17||SEATTLE, WA||T-Mobile Park|
|Tuesday, July 21||SAN FRANCISCO, CA||Oracle Park|
|Friday, July 24||SAN DIEGO, CA||Petco Park|
|Saturday, July 25||LOS ANGELES, CA||Dodger Stadium|
|Tuesday, July 28||COMMERCE CITY, CO||DICK’S Sporting Goods Park|
|Friday, July 31||ARLINGTON, TX||GLOBE LIFE FIELD|
|Saturday, August 1||HOUSTON, TX||Minute Maid Park|
|Wednesday, August 5||MIAMI, FL||Hard Rock Stadium|
|Thursday, August 6||JACKSONVILLE, FL||TIAA Bank Field|
|Saturday, August 8||ATLANTA, GA||SunTrust Park|
|Tuesday, August 11||MINNEAPOLIS, MN||Target Field|
|Thursday, August 13||CHICAGO, IL||Wrigley Field|
|Saturday, August 15||PITTSBURGH, PA||PNC Park|
|Sunday, August 16||HERSHEY, PA||Hersheypark Stadium|
|Wednesday, August 19||DETROIT, MI||Comerica Park|
|Friday, August 21||WASHINGTON, DC||Nationals Park|
|Saturday, August 22||NEW YORK, NY||Citi Field|
|Monday, August 24||TORONTO, ON||Rogers Centre|
|Thursday, August 27||BOSTON, MA||Fenway Park|
|Saturday, August 29||PHILADELPHIA, PA||Citizens Bank Park|