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Green Day previously went after the president of the U.S. back when George W. Bush was in office and it looks like they’re back at it again.

The band changed up the lyrics to their song “American Idiot,” originally written about Bush, taking aim at President Trump during their set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

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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.”

Frontman Billie Joe 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.

Green Day are hitting the road with Fall Out Boy and Weezer next summer. Green Day will be prefacing the tour with solo appearances in Europe and Asia. Check out the dates 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 Green Day’s lyrical change up? Let us know in the comments below.

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