By Hayden Wright
(RADIO.COM) – Prom and graduation season is just around the corner, so prepare yourself to hear Green Day’s “Good Riddance” everywhere. Everybody loves that song. Especially Stephen Colbert. The only hiccup in expressing his love for the sentimental classic on air is that royalties are crazy expensive, so he and Billie Joe Armstrong rewrote a bargain, fair-use version called “Good Riddance (Affordable Version).”READ MORE: Parental Consent Not Needed For Teen COVID Shots Under Proposed State Law
To make the song cheaper, they mined the public domain and matched lyrics from “Camptown Races” and performed it in an intimate, low-budget dressing room under fluorescent lights. When The Late Show host hit a turning point—a fork stuck in the road—he chose the path less expensive, and it made all the difference.READ MORE: Gusty Winds Whip Through San Francisco Bay Area Hills
Watch Colbert get his wish and collaborate with Green Day above. We hope you have the time of your life.
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