Personalities | Green Day | Broadening Horizons (2006–11) | An Overview
American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown (2009) cemented Green Day’s position as one of the biggest, if not the biggest, rock band in the world. From their Hurricane Katrina collaboration with U2 to the honour of performing The Simpsons Movie theme, Green Day were woven into the fabric of popular culture. Not only did more awards flow into their already large trophy cabinet but American Idiot translated into a Broadway musical, given additional traction by some appearances by Billie Joe in the production.
Green Day also enjoyed the thrill of their own computer game when they became only the second band – after The Beatles – to have a Rock Band release dedicated to their music. They also affirmed their reputation as one of the world’s best live bands on stadium-sized concert tours which were captured in 2011 on the aptly entitled CD and DVD release Awesome As F**k.
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