Punk music known for its bold and unapologetic nature, stood up last night in a glorious red with Green Day’s outstanding performance at the American Music Awards. Green Day performed their latest song titled “Bang, Bang” from the band’s latest album “Revolution Radio” – but last night’s performance included an extra line aimed as a protest against president-elect Donald Trump. They shouted “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!” which has been said was a play on from “Born To Die” by MDC that states “No War! No KKK! No fascist USA!”
Green Day’s performance also has perfect timing as it coincides post the controversy that happened last Friday as the cast of Broadway’s Hamilton addressed and delivered a pensive message to vice president-elect Mike Pence. The cast came under tons of scrutiny from Trump (and Trump supporters) as he tweeted how offended he had been post commentary. As of late, Trump has kept rather quiet post Green Day AMA’s performance – hmm…we wonder why?
Sidenote: the cast of Hamilton has confirmed that they will not be apologizing, “Actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the celebrated musical, told “CBS This Morning” on Monday that “there’s nothing to apologize for.” Dixon gave Vice President-elect Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality at the end of Friday’s performance.” source: chicagotribune.com. To see both reported events, scroll down below.
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