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Iyaz Remixes Green Day On, Does Not Make It To Hollywood

Over the week in my various trips to following their coverage of SXSW, I came across a link to their Mashup Mondays. This weeks song was Green Day’s “21 Guns,” performed by Iyaz, the singer of the smash single, “Replay.” I was actually really excited to see this performance. It is a great song performed by an artist who had already had a great single released. Within seconds of hitting play, I had regretted my decision. What followed was a butchering of Green Day’s song, as Iyaz sang off key, out of time and had major pitch issues.

I’m curious how this version of the song ever made it online. A publicist should of stepped in front of the bullet, taking this awful video away from an online world sure to trash it. If this was “American Idol,” Iyaz would never make it to Hollywood after an audition that made many of the worst Idol contestants sound golden. Despite its terrible sound, I recommend you forming the opinion for yourself, check out “21 Guns” performed by Iyaz.

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  • Comment by The Actual Truth posted March 24, 2010 at 11:17

    sounds just as bad as the original version

  • Comment by jon posted March 24, 2010 at 13:57

    i agree… greenday is bad enough but iyaz just took it to the next level which is shit

  • Comment by jon posted March 24, 2010 at 13:59

    also billy joe’s lip quiver in the video makes me want to punch him in the face even more then i already do…