I wasn’t aware of it until reading this article, but it seems Lookout Records is in some serious financial trouble. In hindsight, it has been quite some time since I recall seeing a new release of theirs or even noticing an ad for the label. Green Day has now taken back their records they had on Lookout, which has been the label’s bread and butter for the past decade. The article is quite long, but a fascinating read. I can’t believe the label would send out 1500 promo copies of their releases, that is just insane!
So it appears pre-major label Green Day records will be out of print for awhile as the band isn’t rushing to re-release them since reclaiming them. Hey Green Day, why not license them to me? I’ll pay you on time (and give you a bigger percentage – not that you really need more money) and it would sure help fix my current situation.