Green Day, the feisty trio who transformed themselves from dumbass punks to America's social conscience, are our latest cover stars. Five years after the release of American Idiot, the band will return with 21st Century Breakdown and Q has been finding out how the band prepared to follow-up their global breakthrough (13 million worldwide sales) into the mainstream. And just how does it feel to be playing your anti-Bush tracks in front of an audience in Texas with half the audience booing? Find out more about the new issue of Q - on sale on March 25 - here
To mark the band's appearance on the cover of the new Q we have assembled a gallery of photos from our session with top photographer Gavin Bond as he follows Green Day in the studio. You can view the gallery here.
And you can test yourself for a bit of fun by trying our quiz about the band. Even if you don't know the band inside out, you should be able to get a few! Try the quiz here
11:22 AM | 24/03/2009
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