The new rendition features Billie Joe Armstrong’s iconic vocals but with guitar riffs that echo blink-182 in the late 90s/early 00s.
The remake honestly slaps, and makes us wish these two powerhouses would collab to remake the song in 2019. You can hear the reimagined version below.
The band changed up the lyrics to their song “American Idiot,” originally written about Bush, taking aim at Trump during their set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
During the band’s set, they changed up the lyrics from “I’m not a part of a redneck agenda” to “I’m not a part of a MAGA agenda.”
Armstrong told us back when American Idiot was dropping that he felt Americans simply wanted George Bush out and his words feel just as relevant to the current political situation.
“People are so frightened right now. The only thing they wanna do is get this guy out of office, and that’s what the whole upcoming election is based on. But isn’t that scary within itself? You can’t vote with your heart this time, and it’s almost an overambition to go on your gut instinct.”
15 years on, Armstrong says in an interview with Kerrang that there are political themes on the band’s upcoming 13th album, Father of All…, which is due Feb. 7, 2020, but they’re not directly writing about Trump.
“I mean, I draw no inspiration from the President of the United States, because he’s just… there’s nothing,” he said. “Trump gives me diarrhoea, you know? I don’t want to write a song about it!”
You can watch a clip of the performance below.
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Also, since we previously mentioned it, you can listen to SugarpillCovers version of TOP’s “Tear In My Heart” done in the style of blink-182 below.
Green Day dates:
03/08 – Singapore, SG @ Singapore Indoor StadiUM
03/11 – Bangkok, TH @ Impact Arena
03/14 – Manila, PH @ Mall of Asia Arena
03/17 – Taipei, TW @ Taipei Arena
03/20 – Hong Kong, CN @ Asia World Expo
03/22 – Seoul, KR @ Jamsil Indoor Gym
03/25 – Osaka, JP @ Intex
03/27 – Tokyo, JP @ Makuhari, Messe
03/24 – Moscow, RU V Spartak Stadium
05/27 – Helsinki, FI @ Suvilhati
05/29 – Stockholm, SE @ Tele2 Arena
05/31 – Alesund, NO @ Colorline Stadium
06/03 – Berlin, D [email protected] Wuhlheide (with Weezer)
06/10 – Milan, IT @ Ippodromo San Siro (with Weezer)
06/13 – Paris, FR @ La Defense Arena
06/14 – Groningen, NL @ Tadspark
06/17 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
06/21 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium
06/24 – Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park
06/26 – London, UK @ London Stadium
06/27 – Huddersfield, UK @ The John Smith’s Stadium
06/29 – Dublin, IE @ RDS Arena
THE HELLA MEGA TOUR with Weezer and Fall Out Boy
07/17 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
07/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
07/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
07/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
07/28 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
07/31 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
08/01 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
08/05 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
08/06 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
08/08 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
08/16 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/19 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
08/21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
08/22 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
08/24 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
08/27 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
What do you think of the Green Day track being reimagined in the style of blink-182? Sound off in the comments down below!