Flowers Attacks 'Anti-american' Green Day

THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS has slammed rock band GREEN DAY's negative attitude towards the US. Flowers insists he is offended by the AMERICAN IDIOT rockers' portrayal of America, and has criticised the band's supposedly disloyal decision to film their DVD, BULLET IN A BIBLE, in the UK. He says, "You have Green Day and American Idiot. Where do they film their DVD? In England. "A bunch of kids screaming 'I don't want to be an American idiot' - I saw it as a very negative thing towards Americans. It really lit a fire in me. "You have the right to say what you want to say and what you want to write about, and I'm sure they meant it in the same way that BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN meant BORN IN THE USA and it was taken wrongly, but I was really offended when I saw them do that." "To go to a place like England or Germany and sing that song (American Idiot) - those kids aren't taking it the same way that he meant it. And he (frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG) knew it."


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"Laughable" is all I have to say.
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GREEN DAY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brandon is just jealous that he does not have that much fame like Green Day.. Get over it!!! I used to like The killers but after this, they suck!!! he just shows that he is not ready to be a musician.
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i know this is like really late and the brandon flowers slam against green day seems like old news but i don't think brandon flowers understands the message that billie joe armstrong has intended for American Idiot (which is the most f**king fantastic album to come out in over a decade)i think that brandon flowers should stop slamming other bands down coz its jus making him seem like a bitch and i do really like the killers but with him bitching about my fav band in the world and my fav rockstar in the world its making nash me teeth and not go mad about the subject.....anyway green day are the best band in the whole f**king universe and thats that!!!!!!
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Shut up and stop crying for attention. Just cause Green Day is more famous and respected than you doesn't give you the right to slam them for using their freedom of speech. Still got a problem? Find a fence and get over it!
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seriously..brandon flowers needs to get over himself, stop whinging about other musicians and just get on with making his own music...its pathetic really.
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Excuse me? Like what do you think of yourself???Just because Green Day is super famous and everybody loves them...You have absolutely no right to slam them just because you're jealous!This totally shows how you and your corny little band are jealous of the world's biggest punk band. Green Day have a right to say or do whatever they want...and so far...all that they say or do is being so successful and popular and it's working for them and the whole world! So Mr.Flowers should just shutup and hide...cuz us Loyal hardcore Green Day fans arent gonna stay quiet!!
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OHH MY GOD!!!!!!! Brandon Flowers can shut his over sized mouth!!!!!! He has some serious freakin' issues and he needs to go shuv them then up his flat lil ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DON'T BE JELOUS YOU TARD FACE!!!
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He makes a very good point. .
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I think that we all are intitled to our own opinions.But when they are as stupid and rash as Mr Flowers'... I think not. How in the world did he get that That was what Billie joe knew?.... Did he ask him?...What the hell?.... Until You Manage to have a success Half as great as Green Day's I suggest you keep your mouth Shut. Its People like you that make my blood boil and hate a potentially good person... But now.. i honestly dont care.Your try Bad mouth Green Day...Go ahead..Its better to be thought a fool that to open your mouth an remove all doubt.I loath You.
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Only in America can a foreign band fill up an arena full of STUPID Americans to listen to their songs about STUPID Americans! If you defend Green Day then YOU are a STUPID American. .
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