5 Seconds of Summer Cover Green Day’s “American Idiot”

Posted on June 11, 2014 by

Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer pay homage to one of the best pop-punk bands around with this cover of Green Day’s “American Idiot.” Released on Wednesday, the band recorded the track for Kerrang! magazine’s American Idiot tribute album in honour of the album’s ten year anniversary.

Having previously cited Green Day as one of their many influences, it seems like a natural fit for the young Australian band to cover the legendary California rockers. Admittedly, 5SOS is not as “in your face” as the original (the production team even went as so far as to censor the “Well maybe I’m the f—-t America.” line), they do the song justice. It looks like their fans are loving it as well:

The Kerrang! album also includes covers by New Politics, Bowling for Soup, and more.

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