Trivia / American Idiot

  • Approval of God: A theater group in Pennsylvania staged an all-black cast of the musical and incorporating the Black Lives Matter movement, citing that the lyrics deeply resonated with them. Billie Joe stated that he loved the re-interpretation.
  • The Other Darrin: Inverted in the musical when Billie Joe filled in for, and eventually replaced, Tony Vincent as St. Jimmy.
  • Special Guest: Kathleen Hanna (of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre) sings the opening to "Letterbomb."
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The title track captures a lot of the despair many young left-wingers felt at the seeming invincibility of the Republicans and George W. Bush in the '00s.
    • Values Resonance: After the surprise election of Donald Trump in 2016, many people found that the album resonated again with the despair felt towards the overtly racist and discriminatory campaign Trump ran on.