So, I was reading through a Q Magazine my brother gave me and they interview Green Day shortly after American Idiot. If there is a thread for this, I apologize and close this and make a fool out of me, but there were some very interesting quotes that I found that are now relevant today. Those quotes are:
The recoding of American Idiot, he says, almost cost him his 11-year marriage. "LA is full of people with scripts, plastic surgery victims, people crashing and burning. That could be me. I'm fascinated and horrified by that. I recognize that self-destructive part of myself. I don't want to be too specific, but speed and cocaine don't suit me in great quantities. But alcohol, that's a good fit. I can get out of control in a funny way-"
I just find it fascinating to read back on a quote like this and see what happened just a few months ago.
Also in regards to American Idiot: The Motion Picture:
Armstrong has written a treatment and a local writer is fleshing out the characters. "I just want to make sure it's done properly and does not suck. I think there'll be more music to go with the film. But as for us being in it, I couldn't say."
Sounds to me like this ended up being the musical with 21st Century Breakdown being the "more music." Also, will we ever see this album hit the big screen?
It's a really interesting read to go back and look at. There are scans of this on the Articles section here on GDA. Thougts on the quotes? Also, Billie mentioned how they almost broke up because of how Mike and Tre would make fun of him, like Tre saying that 'Welcome To Paradise' was a shitty song.