October 24, 2006


The Killers 'offended' by Green Day: Brandon Flowers doesn't want to be an 'American Idiot' (New Music Express, 10/25/06)

Brandon Flowers has criticised Green Day for what he sees as their calculated anti-Americanism.

In particular, Flowers singled out the track 'American Idiot' and the fact they filmed their DVD 'Bullet In A Bible', which features the song, in the UK.

"You have Green Day and 'American Idiot'. Where do they film their DVD? In England," The Killers' frontman told The Word. "A bunch of kids screaming 'I don't want to be an American idiot' I saw it as a very negative thing towards Americans. It really lit a fire in me." [...]

The Killers' frontman said he believed that his band's new album 'Sam's Town' is a much better representation of America.

Don't get him started on the Dixie Chicks....

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 24, 2006 10:52 PM

Billie Joe Armstrong, your turn for rebuttal:

I'm a loser and a user so I don't need no accuser

To try and slag me down because I know you're right

Posted by: Matt Murphy at October 24, 2006 11:11 PM

I could start liking these guys. I'm certainly gonna work at it.

Posted by: Mike Morley at October 24, 2006 11:51 PM

Green Day parodies itself in its interviews. Just after the last CD was released, they were going to burn an American flag for an interviewer/photographer, but then worried that "it was against the law" and if they were in prison they wouldn't be able to tour Europe (and make shitloads of money). They are the American idiots.

Posted by: ken at October 25, 2006 12:23 AM

Only "song" by Green Day that I actually listen to is Boulevard of Broken Dreams, but they ruined their regular release by throwing foul language in (and it's not like they were relying on the word to finish a rhyme). Finally found the yahoo Launch version to listen to.

Posted by: Jay at October 25, 2006 10:21 AM