Green Day Rockers Recruit Bell And Wood For New Video

The members of GREEN DAY have recruited teen screen stars JAMIE BELL and EVAN RACHEL WOOD to add a dramatic touch to the video for their haunting song WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS.

The track is about frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG's father passing away - and the video features speaking roles by Bell and Wood, who portray young lovers.

Director SAMUEL BAYER says, "We wanted to make a mini-movie about a boy and a girl that fall in love and have the rest of their lives ahead of them, but the boy joins the Army and leaves her behind to go to war. It's my interpretation of Billie Joe's very personal song."

At a taping of VH1's STORYTELLERS in February (05), Armstrong called the track the most autobiographical - and difficult - song he's ever written, explaining, "I've never tackled an issue about that - about singing about my father. It's hard to sing, but definitely therapeutic, because it deals with the passing of someone that you love."


Contactmusic

Tags: Green Day - Jamie Bell - Evan Rachel Wood - Billie Joe Armstrong


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to vicious rumours, but she definitely did not...

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top...

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust...

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

You know who he is. Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in the Iron Man franchise has been...

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

Hercules Extended Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his...

Hercules Trailer

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'
Advertisement

That Time Snoop Dogg Puffed Mary Jane at The White House

Snoop Dogg has joined Willie Nelson as weed-loving musicians who have smoked...

That Time Snoop Dogg Puffed Mary Jane at The White House

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Billy Joel has long been regarded as one of music’s finest songwriters but it will soon be all more official...

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend

Fresh from the critical and box office success of Behind The Candelabra, for...

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Green Day Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Green Day

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All