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    March 31, 2010

    Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has usually kept quiet about his youth spent singing show tunes, but now that the punk rocker is opening the new musical "American Idiot" on Broadway, it's kind of hard to avoid.

    "I didn't want to tell anybody I actually did that stuff—in punk rock maybe it seemed too much like I was a trained person, where punk is so about three chords and the truth or whatever," says Mr.

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    March 31, 2010

    August 21st, 2010 - Quai Jacques Cartier (Montréal, Quebec)

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    At Playbill's invitation, Mayer, who won his Best Direction Tony for Spring Awakening, sat down with collaborator Armstrong (they share book credit on the musical American Idiot) to talk about the 2004 source album and its rebirth as a Broadway rock musical.

    Will Armstrong write another musical? Read on — and listen, too. We've got exclusive audio outtakes and extras.

    MICHAEL MAYER: Why did you make the record "American Idiot"?
    BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG: I think it was maybe a combination of some kind of artistic statement and also [a reflection of] what was happening at that time.

    MM:

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    If you are not in the US, click to view the video: greenday.mtv.com

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