Tonight’s NCAA Championship also served as the world premiere of Green Day’s new single. Ninety seconds of it, at least. A teaser video that preceded UNC’s victory over Michigan State mixed season highlights with a shots of Billie Joe, Tre, and Mike performing on top of flaming televisions. You could question the logic behind marrying a political punk opera to basketball programming, but it wouldn’t be the first time Green Day benefited from an awkward TV montage. So if you were watching The Hills, here’s what you missed…

(If that comes down try this .mov file.)

If that Tube gets taken down, you can hear 30 seconds at

A proper video for the Butch Vig-produced song arrives 4/24. The three-act 21st Century Breakdown is out 5/15 on Reprise.

Comments (37)
  1. OrangeKrush  |   Posted on Apr 7th, 2009 0

    Anyone else think that was a really shitty-ass song?

  2. yes…… very much so. Can’t wait to hear that every where I go for the next 3 months.

  3. I liked it, but it’s no Deerhunter, so it sucks.

  4. It is actually like a 75% less sucky Bad Religion, so on a sliding scale=decent.

  5. This band was never any good to begin with. The only good song worth anything was Brain Stew/Jaded.

    • amanda nardiello  |   Posted on Apr 20th, 2009 0

      DUDE stop it right now you bastard. you dont know jack shit. green day is the best band. there fucking better than you asshole, and why would you post that comment on here? JACKASSSSSS. YOUR A DICK.

  6. I didn’t see Zack de la Rocha anywhere in that clip.

  7. The Contenders  |   Posted on Apr 7th, 2009 0

    I read Daltrey said “It’s Hard” should have been scraped altogether…but it’s not THAT bad…it’s just the band was held to this incredibly high standard…”Eminence Front” is a chilly classic and “Athena” is a personal fave…

  8. Southern Side of Heaven  |   Posted on Apr 7th, 2009 0

    Hell yeah TAR HEELS!!! Who cares about the damn song, the Heels came away with the victory. Nothing could be finer, nothing could be finer.

    Danny Greens’ nuts/your face. Posturize!

  9. ryanwolf  |   Posted on Apr 7th, 2009 0

    fuck you guys! this song was amazing!

  10. Kyle  |   Posted on Apr 7th, 2009 0

    motherfuckers started the song just like 1,000,000 by NIN!!!

  11. are you actually trying to say that green day is better than bad religion? who do you think green day was influenced by, coming up in the punk scene in cali (among others)?…

    • I don’t recall him saying much about Bad Religion through the years but I do remember him admitting to be a Replacements disciple.

  12. Olie de  |   Posted on Apr 8th, 2009 0

    Fuck you bunch of wankers it is amazing , all you arseholes saddos who live with chavvy parents and slutty girlfriend s who don’t know about music.
    Green Day are awsome and anyone who insults them as people are just losers

  13. green day is the best punk-rock band!!!!!!!!

  14. Thomas  |   Posted on Apr 8th, 2009 0

    Judging by this I’m guessing we can expect the next record to be American Idiot 2.

    They’re lucky they got to write this record before Obama was President or else they’d have nothing to rage about.

  15. crispin glover  |   Posted on Apr 9th, 2009 0

    know all your enemies
    we know who our enemies are
    know all your enemies
    we know who our enemies aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrreeeeeee

    la da de da da da da la de da da da da da da da da
    dee dee dee deee dee dee dee dee dee dee dee dee lee dee dee dee

  16. weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee OH MY GAD!

    • connor  |   Posted on Apr 11th, 2009 0

      ah if only neutral milk hotel were making a new album instead of this shit band

      • amanda  |   Posted on Apr 20th, 2009 0


  17. My enemy is bad music by Green Day.

  18. this band has no shame.

  19. LaurenLetterbomb  |   Posted on Apr 12th, 2009 0

    Dudes, i think this is a kickass song & I think Green Day will make an amazing come back to be quite honest. They look good as ever. (:

  20. noah  |   Posted on Apr 12th, 2009 0

    Worst green day video i have ever seen

  21. Grand  |   Posted on Apr 12th, 2009 0

    If it came down to it, I would actually prefer to be ceaselessly bombarded by anything Katy Perry has done rather than Green Day.

  22. hutch  |   Posted on Apr 12th, 2009 0

    I hope the announcer?s commentary will be in the actual song. I think it really adds to the whole rebellious preteen shtick.

  23. sorry i missed that opening to the NCAA finals. wait, no i’m not. i was at a Dr. Dog show that night listening to good music instead of shit. i am sorry i missed the game though.

  24. Duncan  |   Posted on Apr 13th, 2009 0

    Ah sweet more Rage Against the Ma… wait a second, something is very wrong….

  25. Joey  |   Posted on Apr 16th, 2009 0

    bad religion influenced green day? Wow. Try the ramones and the clash. And how could green day make a come back? With american idiot they were on top of the world, did you forget. You know, best rock album and everything. So before you start criticizing, get your facts straight

  26. C’mon, (nearly) everyone liked Green Day at some point. I bet the majority of you die-hard hipsters get nostalgic when Good Riddance comes on the radio and still hum When I Come Around. This song is fun but has really no merit. And I despised the American Idiot album. That was garbage.

  27. Green Day is a great band but unfortunately two very undeserving teams made it to NCAA finals. No amount of Rock and Roll spice could have helped that game!

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