Green Day's 'American Idiot' Musical Is Political And Personal
'It's about people becoming lost and just trying to find their way,' Billie Joe Armstrong tells MTV News.
By now, you're probably aware that Green Day's 2004 album American Idiot was a fairly, uh, political affair. And while the Broadway version of the record doesn't exactly shy away from the topic, it also reveals a side of the music that most probably never realized was there in the first place: the personal.
"I think, politically, American Idiot, when we were writing it, it was trying to make sense out of a big mess," Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said. "You're trying to find something to believe in, but it's difficult when you're getting bombarded with useless information. So it's just [about] trying to find your identity and your individualism in the midst of all that."