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A cover band was playing a pub. Then Billie Joe Armstrong jumped onstage. Watch.

Green Day has been around long enough for their songs to be standards for cover bands. One such band, Borderline Toxic, was playing at a bar called Slim Jim’s Liquor Store in Angel Saturday night (May 13), which is just north of London. It’s kind of an out-of-the-way place.

Yet during the band’s rendition of “Basket Case,” the band was interrupted by Billie Joe Armstrong hisself who jumped onstage and began to sing along. To say everyone was stunned is an understatement.

Why was he at this obscure suburban London pub? No idea, but it was a helluva treat for everyone,.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “A cover band was playing a pub. Then Billie Joe Armstrong jumped onstage. Watch.

  • They aren’t a cover band, they were just singing a green day song. They do their own music.

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