MUSIC: NOT YOUR PARENTS' PUNK

GREEN DAY, ABOUT TO RELEASE ITS NEW CD, IS JUST ONE OF SEVERAL YOUNG BANDS THAT ARE UPDATING ROCK'S '70S REBELLIOUSNESS

THE BEST WAY TO STRIKE BACK AT one's parents isn't to do something they hate but to do something they love and do it better. Jealousy can be hard for moms and dads to deal with; imagine spending a lifetime striving to outdo one's peers only to be shown up by one's progeny. Such humiliations can be writ small--a six-year-old who keeps beating Dad in Ping-Pong--or large--a generation that, enviably, manages to look more rebellious than one's own.

Take punk rock. In the '70s, when it was born, it seemed to be the ultimate in musical rebellion. Punk was fast, aggressive...

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