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Alfred Music Publishing Announces Official Green Day 21st Century Breakdown Songbooks

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, June 12, 2009

Alfred Music Publishing, a leading provider of high-quality music products since 1922, is thrilled to announce the release of Green Day’s latest album, 21st Century Breakdown, as album-matching guitar TAB and piano/vocal songbooks.

Upon its release, 21st Century Breakdown reached number one on the album charts of at least fourteen countries. The album subsequently achieved number one on the Billboard 200, European Top 100 Albums and UK Albums Charts. Possibly the first true punk rock opera, 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day’s brilliant concept album, features larger-than-life storytelling with the spirited writings of Billie Joe Armstrong that runs through the narrative of Christian and Gloria, a young couple working through the shattered promises of this century. The 18 compositions included in this album flow effortlessly, ranging from the power punk that the band’s become famous for to sensitive ballads and featuring interesting tempo shifts, key changes, and instrumentation that keeps things popping. The music inside the 21st Century Breakdown songbooks features authentic, professional transcriptions in both guitar TAB and piano/vocal arrangements including chord grid for guitar, ensuring accurate and precise playing for your ultimate enjoyment.

In addition to the guitar TAB and piano/vocal editions, Alfred is proud to announce the publication of four additional songbook editions of 21st Century Breakdown: authentic bass TAB, easy guitar, easy piano, and drum transcriptions—coming soon.

21st Century Breakdown is now available in guitar TAB songbook and piano/vocal songbook editions for $21.95. Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or buy them today at

Titles: Song of the Century * 21st Century Breakdown * Know Your Enemy * Viva La Gloria! * Before the Lobotomy * Christians Inferno * Last Night on Earth * East Jesus Nowhere * Peacemaker * Last of the American Girls * Murder City * ¡Viva La Gloria! ¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl) * Restless Heart Syndrome * Horseshoes and Handgrenades * The Static Age * 21 Guns * American Eulogy (Mass Hysteria / Modern World) * See the Light.