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Green Day Swings for the Fences on "21st Century Breakdown"
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Mar 24, 2009
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Green Day Swings for the Fences on "21st Century Breakdown"

Green Day may have needed every minute of the five years since its last album to craft a suitable follow-up.

"American Idiot marked a really high bar for us," says Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. "It`s easy to go, `OK, we can just write a collection of songs.` But there was something about trying to keep going for it."

Created over the past three years, 21st Century Breakdown veers from hard-charging garage rockers to oversize Queen-style grandeur. Chronicling the life of a young couple as they deal with the mess our 43rd president left behind, the punk opera is divided into three acts: "Heroes and Cons,&#...

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