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Mike Dirnt was recently interviewed by music website They talked about 21st Century Breakdown's themes and influences along with other questions about the production of the album.
AllGigs: Why did you recruit Butch Vig to produce the album?
Mike Dirnt: He had always been on our radar in terms of who we would like to work with some day. And then, we got the chance to meet him, and once we did, we all spontaneously agreed that he was the man for the job.
AllGigs: Did you feel you were stagnating with Rob Cavallo on production?
Mike Dirnt: We just wanted something a little different, that's all. We've always been very involved in the production of our records anyway, so we wanted someone who was going to challenge us in a different way...

You can read the full interview by clicking here.

There has also been a lot of talk about the American Idiot Musical in the past few days. just published this article about how the American Idiot Movie might still be in the works. Also recently the director of the American Idiot Musical, Michael Mayer did a short interview with WAMC. You can listen to the interview online by clicking here.

Tonight Green Day will be playing at Madison Square Garden in New York City. I will be there taking pictures throughout the show and will post them in the Picture Vault tomorrow. If you see a kid in a Foxboro Hot Tubs shirt is is most likely me.
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