Green Day rock their way to number one with new album Revolution Radio


American rock band Green Day proved they have still got it as their latest album reached number one in the UK.

Revolution Radio, which was released a week ago, is the third of the group's 12 studio albums to reach the top spot, following American Idiot in 2004 and 21st Century Breakdown in 2009.

They told the Official Albums Chart company: "The UK has always been a huge part of our story and to have a chart-topping album at this stage of our career is especially gratifying."

The band onstage in Cleveland last year.

In second place this week is Barry Gibb with his second studio collection In The Now, followed by American rockers Alter Bridge with their highest charting album, The Last Hero.

Rounding up the top five albums are Kaiser Chiefs' Stay Together and, at number five, Following My Intuition by Craig David.

Green Day are set to tour their new music in the UK early next year and have also confirmed they will be headlining next year's British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park.

Front man Billie Joe Armstrong told NME: "Really excited. Hyde Park is going to be spectacular."

Get ready, fans!