I have to admit, I knew very little about them before American Idiot in 2004, and still haven’t got round to checking out all their back catalogue, but I love what I heave heard. They’ve been around for an astonishing 22 years in a fairly stable formation.
Look out for a new album, 21st Century Breakdown, which is due out on May 15 this year. It will be their eighth studio album and their first since 2004’s popularity-boosting American Idiot.
And, as a little bonus, here’s another performance of Boulevard… from The Late Show With David Letterman, which is also worth a look to see what happens to drummer Tré Cool at the end, and Letterman’s response: