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Green Day: Bullet in a Bible (2005)

Bullet in a Bible is a live album by the American punk rock band Green Day. It was released on November 15, 2005 through Reprise Records. It was directed by Samuel Bayer, who was the director of all the videos from American Idiot.


 [hide*1 Background and release

Background and release[edit]Edit

Bullet in a Bible documents one of the two biggest shows that Green Day have performed in their career. They played in front of a crowd of over 130,000 people at the Milton Keynes National Bowl in United Kingdom on June 18–19, 2005. The band was supported by Jimmy Eat WorldTaking Back Sunday, and Hard-Fi during their American Idiot world tour. Fourteen of the twenty songs performed at these shows were included on the disc; missing out "Jaded", "Knowledge", "She", "Maria", "Homecoming" and "We Are The Champions".

Bullet in a Bible was released as a double-LP set on November 10, 2009, as part of the band's 2009 vinyl re-release campaign.

Commercial performance[edit]Edit

Bullet in a Bible peaked on the Billboard 200 at number eight and spent 14 weeks on the chart.[5] It has also reached top 10 positions in many European countries.

Track listing[edit]Edit

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, all music composed by Green Day, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "American Idiot"   4:32
2. "Jesus of Suburbia"   9:23
3. "Holiday"   4:12
4. "Are We the Waiting"   2:49
5. "St. Jimmy"   2:55
6. "Longview"   4:44
7. "Hitchin' a Ride"   4:03
8. "Brain Stew"   3:02
9. "Basket Case"   2:58
10. "King for a Day / Shout("Shout" written and originally performed by The Isley Brothers) 8:47
11. "Wake Me Up When September Ends"   5:03
12. "Minority"   4:19
13. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"   4:44
14. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"   3:26
Total length: 64:57


Green Day
Additional musicians





  • Wade Brands - photography
  • Chris Bilheimer - packaging, menu design

Charts and certifications[edit]Edit

Weekly charts[edit]Edit

Chart (2005–06) Peak


Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 8
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 5
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 34
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 15
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[10] 15
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[11] 26
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 21
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 21
German Albums (Official Top 100)[14] 7
Italian Albums (FIMI)[15] 8
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 5
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[17] 30
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[18] 9
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 11
UK Albums (OCC)[21] 6
US Billboard 200[5] 8


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[22] Platinum 70,000^
Germany (BVMI)[23] Gold 100,000^
Germany (BVMI)[24]

for the DVD

7× Gold 175,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[25] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[26] Gold 7,500^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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