Ernie Ball artists Green Day returns to the top of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart with “Bang Bang” — the first single from the band’s upcoming 12th studio album Revolution RadioThe first single from Revolution Radio also marks the band’s quickest rise to the top, and their first #1 in seven years.

The song is Green Day’s fourth No. 1 on the chart. “Bang Bang” took the top honor after just its third week on the chart, topping their previous best, a five-week ascent for 2009’s “Know Your Enemy.”

Despite first appearing on the chart with 1994’s “Longview,” Green Day has logged all of its chart-toppers in the last 11 years, beginning with the 14-week No. 1 “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (beginning Jan. 1, 2005). In addition to “Enemy” and now “Bang Bang,” Green Day led with “Boulevard” follow-up “Holiday” (three weeks, starting June 4, 2005).

Revolution Radio is due Oct. 7 on Reprise/Warner Bros.

Green Day Plays Ernie Ball Guitar Strings

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Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day play Ernie Ball guitar and bass strings. Do you? Try a set.

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