Green Day claim third number one album


Punk-pop band Green Day have hit number one for the third time in their career with their new album Revolution Radio.

The record follows a break during which singer Billie Joe Armstrong went to rehab for prescription pill addiction and touring guitarist Jason White received treatment for tonsil cancer.

As with 2004's American Idiot, the record is a critique of US society.

The album's first single, Bang Bang, addresses the culture of mass shootings, telling the story of one such incident through the eyes of a perpetrator.