It seems like a long time ago ago that I was chatting with Billie Joe Armstrong about the stage adaptation of Green Day’s American Idiot CD. The musical actually opened at the Berkeley Repertory Theater a couple of months back, and Spinner is now streaming a version of the song “21 Guns”—which is actually from the trio’s recent 21st Century Breakdown opus— by the cast and Billie Joe Armstrong.
The new take sounds an awful lot like it’s been retooled by the kids of Glee, much to the delight of 99% of my co-workers (I’m rarely able to see the show myself, as it clashes with whatever else happens to be on. Hey, we don’t all have to like it.).
Anyhoo, do you agree that there is something very Glee-ful about the this version of “21 Guns”? And how do you think it compares with the original (the video for which is below)?
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