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The original cast album of the show and the Green Day album, and the show's vocal selections
The excellent documentary, Broadway Idiot, about the creation of the show
The Stage Grok interview with Michael Mayer, about the creation of American Idiot the Musical.
A great book, Green Day: American Idiots and the New Punk Explosion, by Ben Myers
The New Liners' American Idiot blogs
New Line guitarist Aaron Doerr's interviews with Broadway guitarist Alec Berlin about playing American Idiot, part one and part two
A Spin magazine article about the original American Idiot album
A song-by-song analysis of the original American Idiot album, and the 21st Century Breakdown album, from Genius.com
A great article, "United States of Rage and Love," on the PopMatters website, analyzing the original album, song by song
Another very detailed, song-by-song analysis of the original American Idiot album
A great article called "What is Punk?"
The book, Combat Rock: A History of Punk From It's Origins to the Present, by Lora Greene
The book Despite Everything: A Cometbus Omnibus, collecting together issues of the punk magazine that chronicled the California punk scene in the late 80s and 90s
Punk London, a year-long commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Punk
The book, Outcry: American Voices of Conscience, Post-9/11, by Marie Spike and Charles Reskin
The book, Mass Media, Mass Propaganda: Understanding the News in the 'War on Terror, by Anthony DiMaggio