Green Day Knows Its Enemy, And Its Name Is Wal-Mart

noah | May 21, 2009 11:00 am

Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown is not available at Wal-Mart because the band refused to reconfigure the album into a cleaned-up version, which is required by the Arkansas-based megachain for inclusion on its shelves. Yet it sold better than every other album that was available at a Wal-Mart last week. Is this a sign that holding on to artistic integrity pays, or just that your typical Green Day fan is more of a Target type? [AP]