AUG 17, 2009

Green Day: Rebel Yell

By Alan di Perna
Billie Joe Armstrong

Originally published inGuitar World, August 2009

Green Day’s new rock opus, 21st Century Breakdown, fulfills the ambitious promise of American Idiot, singing a lament for troubled times.Guitar World talks with Billie Joe Armstrong about the making of the group’s latest rebellious musical effort.

“I’m not fucking arou-ou-ond!

Billie Joe Armstrong’s strident, angry voice comes tearing out of the speakers with an urgency that makes you feel like the man himself is about to rip through the grille cloth and personally throttle all the corporate criminals, talk radio creeps, hypocritical politicians and other greed-drunk oppressors who have reduced the United States of America, and indeed the entire world, to its present, sorry state. The song is called “Horseshoes and Handgrenades,” and it’s one of 18 glorious tracks from Green Day’s new album, 21st Century Breakdown.

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