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Rumor has it that the producer for the forthcoming Green Day album is Linda Perry, a queer songwriter who has crafted megahits for Gwen Stefani, Pink, Courtney Love, and Christina Aguilera, according to Radar.
Hiring Perry would be a major change for the punk rock trio, which has worked with producer Rob Cavallo for its last four records, from the 1994 hit Dookie to the 2004 quadruple platinum American Idiot.
Sources close to the band report to Radar that Green Day front man Billy Joe Armstrong was impressed with Perry's work on Courtney Love's new release, Nobody's Daughter. Although currently married to a woman, Armstrong came out as bisexual in a 1995 interview with The Advocate.
A spokesperson for Green Day told Radar that the band is still in the studio writing the music and has not picked a producer, stopping short of explicitly denying the possibility of hiring Perry. "As far as I know, Linda is not producing their new record," the spokesperson explained. (The Advocate)