September 21, 2004: Green Day Releases ‘American Idiot’

To say Green Day’s American Idiot was a game-changer for the band would be a massive understatement.

Selling 15 million copies worldwide (over six million copies in the U.S. alone), American Idiot was a shot in the arm to Green Day’s career. The ambitious rock opera lead the band down many paths (including the eventual stage musical adaptation) but none more important than the path that lead them to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

In honor of the album’s 12th anniversary, we look back at the bold and brash music videos from American Idiot.

 

Green Day - American Idiot

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Green Day: "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" - [Official Video]

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Green Day: "Holiday" - [Official Video]

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Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends [Official Music Video]

"Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day from 'American Idiot,' available now. Directed by Samuel Bayer Featuring Jamie Bell & Evan Rachel Wood. Watch the best Green Day official videos here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5150F38E402FACE8 http://www.greenday.com/ http://www.facebook.com/GreenDay http://twitter.com/greenday http://www.youtube.com/user/greenday (subscribe) http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/green-day/id954266

Green Day - Jesus Of Suburbia (Video)

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.