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Published on July 10th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Green Day’s “American Idiot” is heading up the British charts because of an impending visit by you-know-who

Billie Joe Armstrong was inspired to write “American Idiot” by the nuttiness of George W. Bush’s administration. Fourteen years later, two versions of the song are heading up the British charts. Why? Donald Trump will visit Britain from Thursday through Sunday. Music fans are purchasing not one but two versions of the song, pushing both into the top 20.

This is shaping up to be an interesting visit. More here.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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