Green Day - Bang Bang (Live at 2016 AMAs, Donald Trump chant) pic.twitter.com/jLxVrC5IGO— ♚Green Day Lyrics♚ (@GDIdiotLyrics) November 21, 2016
Green Day turned their "Bang Bang" hit into a political statement, slamming Donald Trump with a driving performance at the 2016 AMAs. In the middle of singing the Revolution Radio single, the band broke out into a cover of punk act MDC's rowdy staple "Born to Die."
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong changed the original song lyrics and led the crowd into a "No Trump / No KKK / No fascist USA" chant. "Born to Die" has been used during recent student protests against the president-elect. Watch the powerful performance above.
This isn't the first time Green Day, whose members freely express their democratic political views, has called out Trump. Back in August, Armstrong compared him to Adolf Hitler. The punk rocker stated:
"The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are. I actually feel bad for them, because they're poor, working-class people who can't get a leg up. They're pissed off and he's preyed on their anger. He just said, 'You have no options and I'm the only one, and I'm going to take care of it myself.' I mean, that's fucking Hitler, man!"
The guys also dissed Trump during their MTV EMAs performance of "American Idiot," updating the lyrics from “The subliminal mindfuck America" to “Can you hear the sounds of hysteria? The subliminal mind Trump America."
Next up, watch a 2004 Fuse interview with the American Idiot–era band: