Kerrang! Are Idiots
2014-06-11 by trackbytrackreviews | 77 Comments

UK-based rock magazine Kerrang! have put together an American Idiot tribute album
featuring 15 tracks, consisting of the original 13 songs and 2 bonus tracks from
different Green Day albums, all covered by your favorite bands, such as Falling In Reverse, Escape The Fate and 5 Seconds Of Summer!

This CD will be available in the newest issue of Kerrang!, which comes out on June 11th,
on the heels of American Idiot's 10th anniversary this September 20th.

Check this tracklist out!

1. American Idiot - 5 Seconds Of Summer
2. Jesus Of Suburbia – Rise To Remain
3. Holiday – The Blackout
4. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Neck Deep
5. Are We The Waiting – You Me At Six
6. St. Jimmy – Bowling For Soup
7. Give Me Novacaine – Escape The Fate
8. She’s A Rebel – Falling In Reverse
9. Extraordinary Girl – Frank Iero (ex-My Chemical Romance)
10. Letterbomb – LostAlone
11. Wake Me Up When September Ends – The Defiled
12. Homecoming – Lonely The Brave
13. Whatsername – New Politics

Lest not forget these wonderful bonus tracks:

14. Welcome To Paradise – State Champs
15. Basket Case – The Swellers

You can read more about it here: http://www.kerrang.com/18807/kerrang-green-days-american-idiot/

You can also check out pop-rock band 5 Seconds Of Summer cover of the title track, right here:




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Grizzlypyro
June 11th 2014

137 Comments


Best news title.

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MrMatt767
June 11th 2014

163 Comments


oh my god...

SCREAM!
June 11th 2014

10024 Comments


Yup for once I don't mind the title either haha

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Panzerchrist
June 11th 2014

122 Comments


Title is accurate.

pedro70512
June 11th 2014

2530 Comments


Haha, that title. Why every song on this album has been covered to even make this album possible is beyond me.

MortimusPrime
June 11th 2014

3381 Comments


Lonely the Brave are cool, rest meh

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Mesm277
June 11th 2014

130 Comments


Kerrang actually advertises 5 seconds of summer? Oh god. Glad I stopped reading this 5 years ago

Verm
June 11th 2014

1003 Comments


Dude, this is like a crime against humanity , american idiot was a great album and it will be shame that most of these twats butcher every single song of that record

DirEnRefused
June 11th 2014

2160 Comments


can we please stop it with these "clever" titles

Wadlez
June 11th 2014

3868 Comments


Should make these titles a bannable offense.

ellagos
June 11th 2014

99 Comments


This looks like it will be a special kind of awful

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AaronIsCrunchy
June 11th 2014

80 Comments


Took me a moment to get the title, and then the pain set in.
Either way, American Idiot was an important album for me - and jeez, what a horrific selection of groups. The fact that 5 Seconds of Summer would even count as a band to be on Kerrang! shows the demographic they're aiming for nowadays.

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MadPat
June 11th 2014

48 Comments


Wait, Kerrang! is still around? Now I know why I stopped to take them as serious "UK-based rock" long time ago...

DrGonzo1937
June 11th 2014

5425 Comments


The heading is true.

MasBarHigeuoris21
June 11th 2014

1548 Comments


The heading is true. [2]

Would only listen to this if I was paid to.



DatsNotDaMetulz
June 11th 2014

1745 Comments


The Defiled are good and sometimes do good covers. Their rendition of Metallica's The Unforgiven was pretty sweet. I don't care for the rest.

Vakarian12
June 11th 2014

3709 Comments


hahahahahahahahahaahahaha

rise to remain are good though

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TalonsOfFire
June 11th 2014

6218 Comments


[3] Haven't heard of half these bands but the other half are pretty wretched, and I was never that crazy about AI, but covering it, and with these bands, sounds like the most unnecessary and laughable idea in music I've heard in quite a while

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2014

31050 Comments


can we please stop it with these "clever" titles


Or what?

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DirEnRefused
June 11th 2014

2160 Comments


or nothing, obviously. it's just a really forced and tacky clickbait-esque trend and i'd rather just have a title that summarises the article. y'know, like it's supposed to.

iswimfast
June 11th 2014

1284 Comments


this title totally summarizes the article what are you saying

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SCREAM!
June 11th 2014

10024 Comments


Although I agree for the others, I find that this one summarizes the article perfectly

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2014

31050 Comments


or nothing, obviously. it's just a really forced and tacky clickbait-esque trend and i'd rather just have a title that summarises the article. y'know, like it's supposed to.


Would rather something with a bit of thought put into it than the usual "[band] release video" header

Totengott
June 11th 2014

500 Comments


What a joke.

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SCREAM!
June 11th 2014

10024 Comments


Eh tbh I prefer the traditional, "boring" ones because I know what I'm getting into and ignore the ones I know I'm not interested in

MyNameIsPencil
June 11th 2014

548 Comments


you done fucked up now Kerrang

you done fucked up

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Sabrutin
June 11th 2014

685 Comments


all covered by your favorite bands, such as Falling In Reverse, Escape The Fate and 5 Seconds Of Summer!

Also featuring hard rock gods You Me At Six!

OwMySnauze
June 11th 2014

934 Comments


Just as bad as the originals

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TenSecondsToThink
June 11th 2014

1218 Comments


Why are The Swellers on there

zaruyache
June 11th 2014

6147 Comments


Agree is Scream. When used cleverly and fittingly the titles work.

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Calc
June 11th 2014

12116 Comments


this just happened with blink 182 but with artists people wouldn't cringe at.

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Minushuman24
June 11th 2014

255 Comments


well this just looks awful

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
June 11th 2014

15882 Comments


cant be any worse than the original can it ?



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TalonsOfFire
June 11th 2014

6218 Comments


Quite possibly worse with these bands

MadPat
June 11th 2014

48 Comments


@Minushuman24

"well this just SOUNDS awful"

Fixed that for ya.

Satellite
June 11th 2014

20726 Comments


Would rather something with a bit of thought put into it than the usual "[band] release video" header

yeah but this title doesn't really apply. just more unoriginal clickbait.

i used to post actual news articles on this site but gave up because of the horrid standards (or lack thereof). it's sort of a joke at this point.

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clander270
June 11th 2014

146 Comments


Why would they do this? Why would anyone ever do this?

Satellite
June 11th 2014

20726 Comments


kerrang has only ever existed to fellate green day at every opportunity

KenboSlice
June 11th 2014

913 Comments


I wanna hear the State Champs cover. That might actually be good.

MO
June 11th 2014

18442 Comments


I swear these fucking news article titles are starting to get my blood boiling

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Futures
June 11th 2014

9348 Comments


these article titles need to stop holy shit

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
June 11th 2014

21767 Comments


^^^[3]

I want my boring-but-informative titles back ):

trackbytrackreviews
June 11th 2014

823 Comments


I swear you guys are ex-MCR too cuz you're such killjoys

SharkTooth
June 11th 2014

3905 Comments


As if the first album didn't suck enough

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BMDrummer
June 11th 2014

5521 Comments


Good title, fits the article. With that said, who in the hell thought this was a good idea?

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Futures
June 11th 2014

9348 Comments


bad title doesn't fit the article

weedblunt
June 11th 2014

558 Comments


i think it does cause you have to be dumb as fuck to put this together

unaMUSEd
June 11th 2014

1028 Comments


Can't wait to hear Ronnie Radke rap the words to She's a Rebel!!!

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 11th 2014

49967 Comments


These kind of article titles make me want to kill myself

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demigod!
June 11th 2014

44131 Comments


this is news???

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trackbytrackreviews
June 11th 2014

823 Comments


What doesn't classify as news these days demi

PostMesmeric
June 11th 2014

348 Comments


Why THIS album?

Mesm277
June 11th 2014

130 Comments


Nearly 10 years since its release

Fieryfenderz
June 11th 2014

1434 Comments


Meh, I'll DL it just for laughs.

trackbytrackreviews
June 11th 2014

823 Comments


Why download it when it's all up on youtube already

Green Baron
June 11th 2014

19132 Comments


"8. She’s A Rebel – Falling In Reverse"

FUCK YOU

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Green Baron
June 11th 2014

19132 Comments


at least the title is accurate

Mesm277
June 11th 2014

130 Comments


A breakdown in She's a Rebel.....wow

And he pronounces every word ending in "tion" like Tom DeLonge, ogod this is terrible.

Green Baron
June 11th 2014

19132 Comments


"all covered by your favorite bands, such as Falling In Reverse, Escape The Fate and 5 Seconds Of Summer!"

okay I lol'd

DangerBatty
June 11th 2014

22 Comments


Man, the first cover sucked dong. It's so baaaaad. Can't wait to hear Ronnie spit his game, mad line bro hoh.

DatsNotDaMetulz
June 11th 2014

1745 Comments


Disappointed in The Defiled's cover. They're normally better than that. Rise To Remain rather predictably sticking way too close to the original.

EddieMarais
June 11th 2014

104 Comments


i feel physically sick

Thunderkat
June 11th 2014

503 Comments


this is gonna suck

Onirium
June 11th 2014

1769 Comments


Holy shit this crappy boysband's cover of American Idiot is even worse than the original... Did we seriously need two One Direction s?

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ConcubinaryCode
June 11th 2014

2062 Comments


The title is actually pretty clever even. I m kinda interested inn the frank iero track though

ConcubinaryCode
June 11th 2014

2062 Comments


The title is actually pretty clever. I m kinda interested inn the frank iero track though

Italianjesusfootball
June 11th 2014

248 Comments


the state champs cover was pretty cool.

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dfevil085
June 11th 2014

28 Comments


As much as I like some of these bands, bowling for soup were the only ones who did a good job.

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
June 11th 2014

1963 Comments


Oh jesus

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Gwyn.
June 11th 2014

14990 Comments


this just happened with blink 182 but with artists people wouldn't cringe at.


I have a hard time believing this

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Verm
June 12th 2014

1003 Comments


Lol blink 182

demigod!
June 12th 2014

44131 Comments


didnt think they could make "wake me up when september ends" any worse but lo and behold

trackbytrackreviews
June 12th 2014

823 Comments


dude whatsername is the WORST, they turned the best green day ballad into a stupid pop punk song

Mutantsnowstorm
June 13th 2014

100 Comments


The dookie bonus covers are good, can't really say the same for the cover album itself. FIR's track made me chuckle though when They made fun of themselves.

DatsNotDaMetulz
June 13th 2014

1745 Comments


If there's one thing you can credit The Defiled with, it's that unlike many bands who just do a straight up copy, they always try to mix things up and add their own unique spin on a song when they cover it. In cases like "The Unforgiven" by Metallica, it pays off really well. In this case it didn't. Still at least they try.

zulop
June 13th 2014

162 Comments


I would like to state here that Kerrang! are in no way an accurate reflection of most of the UK, and that they are making me ashamed to be English right now.

paigery
June 16th 2014

1 Comments


I think Kerrang are just trying to do their job. There are plenty of bands that are in the same spectrum as 5 seconds of summer like you me at six, All time low, Forever the sickest kids, bands that are heavily pop based but are pretty much "accepted" by Kerrang audiences. So the only reason we all assume we must hate this band is because of their following and association with One direction.

Kerrang are just trying to make other bands they like sell also. Now lots teeny bopper guys/gals are going to buy Kerrang but i just hope that kerrang evolves them and that kerrang doesn't change to suit these new fangirl audiences but so far this is going to be a good thing rock music has a chance of taking over the airwaves. We won't let these annoying fans of 5 seconds of summer take over the scene, the scene will change them for the better.

This is a good exciting thing. Be open minded and accepting for once.



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