I was 18 when I first moved to New York. I lived seven stories above an NYU academic center cluttered with classrooms that were typically left unlocked for late-night study sessions.
A decade later, Green Day's politically charged concept album remains one of the best, most important records of its era. The newest Between the Grooves series examines it in detail, starting with its
On Sept. 21, 2004, Green Day gave their career a boost and caught lightning in a bottle with their 'American Idiot' album.