Green Day have picked up loads of praise along their career, but the rockers don’t stay content for long. So a few years ago, when the band was approached by director Michael Mayer to adapt their album American Idiot into a musical, the band eagerly took on the project, and the play opened in April 2010.
The new documentary Broadway Idiot tracks Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool as they took their music to a new stage. In this exclusive clip, Armstrong leads the crew to rerecord “21 Guns” in theatrical fashion as they ready the musical for its premiere.
“When we started filming our documentary, we had amazing access inside the creative process of the Broadway team,” Doug Hamilton, the film’s director, tells Rolling Stone. “But it wasn’t until a few months later, when Billie Joe Armstrong opened up and invited us into the private recording studios of Green Day, that we really got to see inside the process by which Billie Joe, Mike and Tré create the Green Day sound.”
Broadway Idiot will be released October 11th in theatres and On Demand. Pre-order available on iTunes.