Recorded: 2008-2009, at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, California and Studio 880, Oakland.
21st Century Breakdown is divided into three acts: "Heroes and Cons" (tracks 2-7), "Charlatans and Saints" (tracks 8-13), and "Horseshoes and Handgrenades" (14-18) and follows a young couple, Christian and Gloria, through the mess and promise of the century so far." Musically, the album continues the rock opera style of American Idiot.
Mike Dirnt - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals in "Modern World" ("American Eulogy")
Billie Joe Armstrong - Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals
Tre Cool - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Butch Vig, Green Day - Producers
Tom Kitt - String Arrangements