Saturday, May 30

Greenday on 21st Century Breakdown

At last! It was Greenday's longest gap between studio albums in their career. Five years after American Idiot, Reprise Records released Greenday's 8th studio album. May 15, 2009, fans rejoiced for the much awaited rock opera. The band posted a teaser trailer for "21st Century Breakdown" on March 17 on their official website. The album's first single; "Know Your Enemy" was heard as an introductory music for the 2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament Championships. Alternative Press called the song a huge rocker which is a fierce call to arms against apathy. The music video for the song was directed by Mathew Cullen and it premiered on MTV on April 24. 

The song already hit number 1 in US Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks. It also gained peek positions with Austrian Singles Chart, Canadian Hot 100, Irish Singles Chart, Japan Hot 100 Singles and Swedish Single Charts.
The music video is really awesome. It was shot on Downtown LA.  The band is performing at night on a stage in a field surrounded by barbed wire fence. Some shots are also seen through night-vision cameras that surrounded the field and there are helicopters that patrol the area with some lights. Then before the video ends, the final chorus is heard and fire burns behind the band. The video is really hot! 
The second single is "21 Guns." It's an entry for the official sound track of Transformer's upcoming sequel: Revenge of the Fallen.  I'm really excited to watch the part of this film where Greenday rocks the scene. June 27, 2009, Philippines... Mark your calendars!


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Anonymous said...

good post, i love greenday..

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