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Exclusive clip: Go inside the making of Green Day's "American Idiot" with the new film "Heart Like a Hand Grenade"

The documentary about Day's punk rock opera is out tomorrow on Vimeo on Demand


Erin Keane
October 15, 2015 10:30PM (UTC)

Captured on film by director John Roecker, "Heart Like a Hand Grenade," is an inside history of the writing and recording of Green Day's Grammy Award-winning album "American Idiot." More than 10 years after the release of "American Idiot," the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees present this time capsule rock doc — considered by many to be a "lost film" — that takes us inside the songwriting and recording process of the acclaimed, multi-platinum punk rock opera that spawned a Broadway musical.

“We can’t believe this was shot over a decade ago. Little did we know then how impactful this record would go on to be,” said Billie Joe Armstrong in a release. “We are excited for our fans to see this footage for the first time and watch us try and figure it all out.”

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The film is out tomorrow on VOD through Vimeo.


Erin Keane

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