Green Day continued its residency on Last Call with Carson Daly last night with an outing for “21 Guns.” The track is one of their stock medium-paced rock songs, with singer Billie Joe Armstrong strapping on an acoustic guitar and showing us what an earnest young(ish) man he really is.
The band is on autopilot for much of 21st Century Breakdown, but it scarcely seems to matter. In fact, the more generic they become, the more their popularity increases. A quick glance at Wikipedia confirms that there’s scarcely a country in the world where the album hasn’t hit number 1, which begs the question: is Green Day now the most successful punk band of all time?
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