's Billy Joe Armstrong is taking his dreams of a rock opera-cum-theatrical musical one step further. American Idiot
the hit CD is currently being transformed into a musical at Berkeley Rep
, where it will run for one month starting September 4. Already it seems Armstrong has hopes that spinoff will inspire another. As he recently told the Associated Press
, "I thought American Idiot
had a lot in common with something like Rocky Horror Picture Show
. It would great to see a film made out of it someday too."Spin
picked up on the quote and pushed the hope that American Idiot
could end up a cult classic on the silver screen, much like Rocky Horror.
Just think about it: generations of teenagers to come could sneak out of their homes at midnight to sing along and throw choreographed crap at the screen in homage to a generation that elected a bonehead for president. Green Day's cool cred leaps pretty high at just the daydreaming stages of that one.