Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Did y'all know that there's actually a Broadway show comprised entirely of Green Day songs? I was watching a documentary about it the other day, and Billy Joel (the lead singer of Green Day) was talking about how he liked their version of 21 Guns better than Green Day's version, so Green Day invited the cast to perform at the Grammys with them (last year I think). Then they re-recorded the track with the cast.

He's right. This version gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it.

I know, I know...I don't often watch videos when people post them on blogs. This is worth it.

21 Guns - Green Day and American Idiot Cast from Marie B on Vimeo.


  1. Thanks for posting that Meredith! It was awesome. I like that song anyway, but this cover was amazing.

  2. Uh ok, I am also guilty of not always watching videos...but I did, for you of course. GOOSEBUMPS! Loved this cover, absolutely loved it. The video was cool too, moving and touching. Looks like they had a great time. I love it when you can really see how much music means to people as they are recording\performing. . . good share Mere. :)

  3. just helping out. . . billy joe armstrong is the lead singer of green day. billy joel is someone else entirely!

  4. It's kinda funny, I don't even really like the original song. Cover's excellent though.

    Green Day's still the bomb though. I ain't be standin' no hatin'! Heh.

  5. I saw the same documentry. It made me want to go to broadway right away to see it. I love green day!


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