Green Day stopped by the Late Late Show last night but — judging by their performance — we think they’d much rather be in bed. Before you write us off as snarky Green Day haters, you should know that this is coming from a place of love. It’s not cool to say but almost nobody puts on a show like Green Day, even this late in their career. So we have to wonder what happened with this anemic performance of their new song “Still Breathing.”
For one thing, it’s the same song they performed months ago on Colbert. For another, Billie Joe Armstrong barely moves throughout the entire performance, allowing his guitar to gather dust and leaning heavily on the mic stand. Maybe they’re just tired. Maybe they are mad at Corden for not shoving them in a car so that they can sing “Single Ladies.” Either way, it’s clear that the group weren’t all the way on when they played last night.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have been reinvigorated by the election of President Trump, turning in fiery performances to young, new recruits and their parents who still love Dookie night after night. But maybe like the rest of us their just tired. It can be hard to bring the indingnation every single day. Check it out up top. Or don’t, see if they care.