Here’s a story that should sound familiar: Aging pop punk trio Green Day, on the brink of obsolescence, fleeing the spotlight for four years in order to regroup, rebrand, and return with an album destined to convert the next generation of teenage rebels. That’s how it played out back in 2004, when Billie Joe Armstrong and co. released the massively successful American Idiot and proved that they had somehow aged in reverse in the four years since the false start of adulthood that was Warning. Released on the brink of Dubya’s second presidential term and riding a fresh wave of political angst, American Idiot sounded anything but washed up. On the contrary, it ushered in a hugely ambitious renaissance of the band’s career, with another rock opera (2008’s 21st Century Breakdown) and an album trilogy (2012’s much-maligned ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!) following on its heels in the coming years.