Thursday, October 08, 2015

Green Day to Finally Release the Documentary "Heart Like a Hand Grenade"

by Newsdesk

Green Day has announced Heart Like a Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot.

The film will release theatrically in the United States on more than 135 screens on October 15, followed by an exclusive Vimeo On Demand release the next day, October 16th.

On November 11 the film will be released in theaters in multiple countries around the globe including Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom and Uruguay. On November 13th, the film will be available for purchase digitally and on DVD via Reprise Records.

“We can’t believe this was shot over a decade ago. Little did we know that this was only the beginning of the adventure this record would go on to be,” said Billie Joe Armstrong. “We are stoked for our fans to see this footage for the first time and watch us try and figure it all out.”

Captured on film by director John Roecker, Heart Like a Hand Grenade is considered by many to be a “lost film”. More than 10 years after the release of American Idiot, the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees present this time capsule rock doc that takes us inside the songwriting and recording process of their Grammy Award-winning punk rock opera. American Idiot achieved Multi-Platinum status worldwide and became a hugely successful Broadway show. Looking back on the band in the studio is both nostalgic and insightful—the band knew they had something good, but even they didn’t know how good.

The film will be available for digital pre-order (12.99 download) beginning today at