Green Day change ‘American Idiot’ lines to diss Trump


Just two days before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Green Day group arrived at the MTV EMAs to accept their global Icon Award and fittingly decided to play a song over a decade old, busting out their 2004 hit American Idiot, during a performance Sunday night at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards.


The song American Idiot, which was originally written to protest President George W. Bush and the wars and lies of his early-to-mid-2000s administration, became the perfect way to back up Armstrong’s sentiments during an election that has seemed to last longer, and produces much more vitriol than any other.

First they perform their single Bang Bang from Revolution Radio than earlier in the evening the band emerged again to accept their award from actor Idris Elba, with front man Billie Joe Armstrong taking a moment to address the timing of the situation.


Armstrong and Green Day have been vocal about the 2016 presidential campaign, once comparing Trump to Hitler.



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