Green Day Is Releasing A Book Called 'Last Of The American Girls' This Fall
By Katrina Nattress
April 2, 2019
A decade ago, Green Day wrote an empowering anthem for courageous, rebellious women called "Last of the American Girls." In it, Billie Joe Armstrong sings "She’s a runaway of the establishment incorporated/ She won’t cooperate/ She will come in first/ For the end of western civilization/ She’s a natural disaster/ She’s the last of the American girls." Now those inspiring lyrics are being illustrated in a book the band collectively wrote with artist Frank Caruso that the publisher describes as "an inspiring homage and handbook for the rebellious — every woman who refuses to capitulate."
Last of the American Girls is slated to come out October 29 and can be pre-ordered here.
Check out Green Day's announcement, and the cover art, below.
When the song came out, Armstrong told Blunt that it was originally about his wife; however, that changed over time. “Then I started getting into more of my own beliefs — anything from a little book of conspiracies to playing vinyl records or something,” he explained. “It’s sort of about an empowering, sort of subterranean kind of lifestyle, but at the same time there’s a new era coming in with the way we all need to live.”
"Last of the American Girls" was also one of the 21st Century Breakdown tracks that was included in the Broadway adaptation of American Idiot.
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