Everyone knows Green Day’s “American Idiot” record. The album that turned the band into a Grammy winning, Broadway starring, Arena filling mega-group.
However, did you know that before the guys started working on “American Idiot” they had another record COMPLETELY finished and the only reason it didn’t come out was because someone stole the master tapes from the studio?
The band has said that it’s probably best that they didn’t release “Cigarettes and Valentines” because it forced them into a creative space where they could create “American Idiot”. That and producer Rob Cavallo basically said the record kinda stunk
While recording a forthcoming “live” record in Colorado last week, the guys took the opportunity to bust the title track from “Cigarettes and Valentines”. LUckily for us, someone brought their phone.