When Green Day worked in a chant of “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist U.S.A.!” into their functionality at the 2016 American Music Awards, it became one particular of the most talked-about moments of the ceremony, one particular in line with the spark of their personal politically charged American Idiot.
They performed the very same song, “Bang Bang,” on The Late Late Show with James Corden Monday evening (November 22), and opened up to the host about why they addressed the president-elect from their stage.
“We didn’t rehearse it,” singer Billie Joe Armstrong told Corden. He pointed out that the origin of the chant came from yet another band, MDC, and that they had been — no shocker here — floored by the election final results. “We’re just as considerably in shock as everybody else is about this, but, I feel with the AMAs, for us, it was a excellent begin to challenge him about all his ignorant policies and racism.”
American Idiot, their 2004 album that saw accomplishment as a completely staged musical in 2010 (and will quickly see the small-screen treatment on HBO), was written as a response to their dissatisfaction with George W. Bush’s presidency.
Would they really feel compelled to create one particular about Trump’s? Corden broaches the topic, and Armstrong chuckles prior to saying that if they did, it’d likely be called The Morning Soon after.