Green Day Reveal If They’re Planning Trump Inspired American Idiot Sequel


Billie Joe Armstrong revealed if Green Day are planning an American Idiot followup due to their dislike of President Trump in a new Guitar World interview.

“No, I don’t think so. (Laughs) Right now, I think I’m more in escapism mode. I’m kind of keeping the news away from me a little bit. I need some sanity. And I think that’s what everybody is searching for right now. How can you find a deep inner peace when chaos seems to be brewing everywhere? That’s kind of where I’m at. I can’t wait to say “fuck you” to 2016 and see what, hopefully, there will be in 2017. Hopefully, I’ll be a bit more hopeful.”

He also discussed singing ‘No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist U.S.A.’ Armstrong said, “That was just reactionary, really. That was completely its own moment right there. It wasn’t a precursor to anything I’ve been working on, or anything like that. It was just, ‘How do we make a statement about the situation we have to a huge American audience?’ I just felt like we should say something.”

He added that he’s dialed down on reading news and social media, “Yeah, when you get fake news and fake outrage, you don’t know who to believe. So I’ve trimmed back on the things that I want to pay attention to. I want to lead with compassion a little bit more and see what I can come up with.”

He also discussed aging, “I’m 100 percent rock and roll. I don’t really worry about it. I don’t think about the passing of time as a number. I think about it more as, what part of my body is going to fall apart? And I realize, oh yeah, that’s what happens. Where am I going grey? What kind of growths do I have to get removed? How’s my back feeling? How are my knees? I look at it more like that. But the last thing I ever want to do is get pretentious about what I do. I’m still into spontaneity, as far as getting together and jamming with my friends and having a laugh. You have to be willing to get into some mischief if you’re playing rock and roll.”

  • Eddie Yarler

    Brett, You should review the new Bush album to make an article detailing why some bands should never self-produce their own music.

    • Alternative Nation

      I actually got an advance copy, heard the first song or two, and turned it off. Nobody would really care about reading a review of it, so I won’t bother writing it.

      The self-producing idea though is intriguing, I might write something about that in general. The last Soundgarden album is a great example too.

      • Eddie Yarler

        The record does get a little better (or at least consistent) after the song with the Spanish title. Dystopia is the only Bush sounding song on the record, even though its ruined by being anti-Trump cucketry. Either way, I think this record will add support to the article, so maybe even just a brief cameo or joke.

  • Contrarian

    He sure was quiet during Obama’s 8 years of tyranny. There was plenty of material for writing songs, from the NSA spying on us, Obama forcing us to buy his crony pals insurance, to his non-stop anti-white rhetoric. But Billy chose to be silent and let America slip further towards the abyss.

    • Eddie Yarler

      I just find it fascinating how many musicians claiming to be against the establishment (Green Day, Pearl Jam, Rage, Chili Peppers) put it on a pedestal.

      Its ok Green Day. Trump is here for you now. :^)

  • Love of Country

    Green Day: Most overrated band since Bob Dylan!

  • Mike Lidstone