Flowers Beefs with Green Day

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Now over his tiff with emo bands Fall Out Boy and Panic! At theDisco, Brandon Flowers is taking aim at Green Day over what he feelswas an anti-American action. The Killers frontman is mad as hell thatGreen Day filmed their DVD, Bullet in a Bible, in England. "You have Green Day and 'American Idiot.' Where do they film their DVD? In England," Flowers told U.K.'s The Word."A bunch of kids screaming 'I don't want to be an American idiot' -- Isaw it as a very negative thing towards Americans...[T]hose kids aren'ttaking it the same way that he meant it. And [Billie Joe Armstrong]knew it."

While Flowers said he's sure that Green Day meantthe sentiment "in the same way that Bruce Springsteen meant 'Born inthe U.S.A.,'" he's still pretty certain the Killers' new album, Sam's Town,is much more patriotic. "People need to see that, really, there are thenicest people in the world here!" Flowers said. "I don't know if ouralbum makes you realize that. But I hope it's from a more positiveplace."

Now Watch This:
Green Day - "American Idiot (from Bullet in a Bible)"

Talk: Is American Idiot really unpatriotic, or is Brandon part of the "redneck agenda?" COMMENT

On SPIN.com:
Brandon Flowers Says 'Sorry'
The Killers vs. Emo
Pretty Hated Machine

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