During a live ABC performance, rock’s saddest joke of a band Green Day lashed out at Trump and his followers by changing the lyrics of their song “American Idiot.”
Originally, the lyrics read, “I’m not a part of the redneck agenda.”
However, during the band’s performance on ABC’s New Year’s Eve Special, Green Day vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong altered the lyrics to “I’m not a part of the MAGA agenda.”
From Fox News:
During a New Year’s Eve performance of their hit song “American Idiot,” legendary punk band Green Day changed its lyrics to take a shot at former President Trump and his followers.
Playing the 2004 hit for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on ABC Sunday night, the band changed the lyrics of the second verse for the MAGA take down.
Though lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong appeared to garble the lyrics, multiple outlets reported that he sang, “I’m not a part of a MAGA agenda,” instead of the original, “I’m not a part of the redneck agenda.”
Either way, the words “MAGA agenda” could be clearly made out during the performance, which appeared to elicit cheers from the audience.
The song was written as a protest of American culture in the post-9/11 era, with verses summing up the band’s discontent with the country. The original lyrics of the second verse state, “Well, maybe I’m the f——, America. I’m not a part of a redneck agenda. Now everybody, do the propaganda. And sing along to the age of paranoia.”
Their New Year’s Eve performance wasn’t the first time the band’s members have performed the song with these anti-Trump lyrics. During the 2019 iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas, Green Day sang the same “MAGA Agenda” lyrics.