Saturday, July 11, 2020

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day covers Billy Bragg classic

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is streaming a cover of the 1983 Billy Bragg track, “A New England”, in the latest installment of his weekly cover song series.

“Welcome to No Fun Monday on a Friday because no one knows what day it is anyway,” says Armstrong. “I love this song penned by Billy Bragg. Also a great version by Kirsty MacColl.”

The tune – which originally appeared on Bragg’s 1983 debut, “Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy” – was a UK Top 10 hit for MacColl the following year.

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer recently announced rescheduled dates for their Hella Mega North American tour.

The five-week summer series has been moved to 2021, with shows starting in Seattle, WA on July 14.

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