So busy. I meant to post Friday about the release that day of Green Day's new record, 21st Century Breakdown. Now it's Saturday night and I'm sitting on the couch in my living room. My sweetie just got back from Wicked and Saturday Night Live is on the television. And guess what? Green Day is the musical guest. They're playing songs from the new record, of course. Some of the songs from the record are finding their way into the stage version of American Idiot, set to begin preview performances here at Berkeley Rep on September 4. It's all very exciting. I'm not sure when single tickets go on sale just yet. I ought to figure that out. I'm the marketing director and that's my job! Sorry. Very busy lately. Another project popped up for last week and this coming week -- more on that next week. Oh cool -- Green Day's on. It's "Know Your Enemy," the first single from the new record. I like it a whole lot. Hope you do too. Anyway, we'll sort out single tickets to American Idiot in the coming few weeks. Can't wait? You can pick up a ticket package of three or more plays including American Idiot now. Otherwise, stay tuned.
Billy finally mentioned AMERICAN Idiot the musical on Steven Colberts TV show May 21 for maybe a second .. see the link below and this is Billys comment about the new CD banned from Walmart. Billy saz: "Wal-Mart's become the biggest retail outlet in the country, but they won't carry our record because they wanted us to censor it," front man Billie Joe Armstrong said in a recent interview.
While Wal-Mart sells CDs from acts known for raunchy content, it offers customers the "clean" version of those CDs, which are edited for content that may be objectionable. But in Armstrong's view, "there's nothing dirty about our record."
"They want artists to censor their records in order to be carried in there," he said. "We just said no. We've never done it before. You feel like you're in 1953 or something."
"21st Century Breakdown" contains curses and some references considered adult.
The boys talk on Colbert Nation >>> follow this link