The updated version references newsworthy items from 1989 – 2023, such as the death of Michael Jackson, Donald Trump’s impeachment, Balloon Boy, the L.A. Riots, 9/11, the death of Prince and Kurt Cobain, and George Floyd. They even name-drop pop culture cornerstones like Pokemon, Avatar, Stranger Things, and Spongebob.
The band released a statement explaining the cover saying “I thought about this song a lot when I was younger. All these important people and events – some that disappeared into the sands of time – others that changed the world forever. So much has happened in the span of the last 34 years – we felt like a little system update might be fun. Hope you like our take on it.”
Listen to it below.