Green Day is a pretty amazing band. They got really famous during my high school days and Dookie was a massive album. I'm pretty sure every kid in my high school owned a copy of that album. There were successful albums after Dookie, but it wasn't until American Idiot hit that the band just became other-world massive. I saw Green Day at Lollapalooza when they were touring behind 21st Century Breakdown.
Green Day will tour again this summer. They happen to be playing in Cincinnati on my birthday and I'll probably go.
There's no better song for this day - this weekend - than "American Idiot." I thank Green Day for the best protest song of the past 20 years. We rise.