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NBC NEW YORK

on September 20, 2010

Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong said the mega-hit "American Idiot" -- which led to the creation of a Broadway musical of the same name -- was inspired by the terror attacks of Sept. 11.

"I remember seeing those planes smashing into the World Trade Center live. Right there," Armstrong said during his appearance on the Broadway stage Friday night with "American Idiot" director Michael Mayer for a talkback session dubbed "Idiot University."

"I don't think we ever really, as a society, we had never seen anything that implicit. It was just chaos. I was so confused.

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PLAYBILL

on September 20, 2010

American Idiot Gang Will Play Green Day Video "Rock Band" at Theatre District Pub Sept. 23

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NBC NEW YORK

on September 20, 2010

Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong said the mega-hit "American Idiot" -- which led to the creation of a Broadway musical of the same name -- was inspired by the terror attacks of Sept. 11.

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2010 MTV EMA

on September 19, 2010

Vote Green Day at the 2010 MTV EMA for Best World Stage Performance: HERE.

Punk trio Green Day’s latest album, 21st Century Breakdown, hit number one in 14 different countries, obtaining gold or platinum status in each, and achieved the band’s best chart performance to date. They won the EMA for Best Rock last year.

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TWITTER

on September 19, 2010

Billie Joe on Twitter:

Talk backs were amazing! I love Nyc! I love abbie! I'm sad to leave. Gotta get back to east bay tomorrow. The play is so fucking great!!!!!!

Join the Official Green Day Twitter: HERE.

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