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Courtney Love joined Billie Joe Armstrong at a gig in London

As if Billie Joe Armstrong doesn’t have enough on his plate with the new Green Day album and impending tour, he’s out there playing with his covers band (or as Billie Joe puts it, “glorified karaoke”), The Coverups. You gotta love how they’re out there having fun.

There was a gig this week at a venue called The Garage in Islington, London, in front of an audience that included Clem Burke from Blondie and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols.

Oh, and Courtney Love was there, too. She was invited to the stage. “Thank you, Billie Joe. My name is Courtney Love – you may not remember me. I’ve been living in a cave in Birmingham for about nine years. We’ll give this a f*cking try, right?” They launched into Cheap Trick’s “She’s a Whore.”

Before Courtney stepped away, she said “Later… I’ll be back in Hole.” Really? Cool.

Here’s the entire set by The Coverups via The NME. This would have been a fun gig.

‘A Million Miles Away’ (The Plimsouls cover)
‘I Wanna Be Sedated’ (Ramones cover)
‘Ready Steady Go’ (Generation X cover)
‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ (Tommy James & the Shondells cover)
‘Message of Love’ (Pretenders cover)
‘Summer of ’69’ (Bryan Adams cover)
‘Walking Out on Love’ (Paul Collins Beat cover)
‘I Fought the Law’ (The Crickets cover)
‘Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)’ (Buzzcocks cover)
‘I’m So Bored With the U.S.A.’ (The Clash cover)
‘Ziggy Stardust’ (David Bowie cover)
‘Dancing With Myself’ (Generation X cover)
‘He’s a Whore’ (Cheap Trick cover – with Courtney Love)
‘Even the Losers’ (Tom Petty cover – with Courtney Love)
‘Neat Neat Neat’ (The Damned cover)
‘Drain You’ (Nirvana cover)
‘Last Nite’ (The Strokes cover)
‘American Girl’ (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover)
‘Love is for Losers’ (The Longshot)
‘Fox on the Run’ (Sweet cover)
‘Rockaway Beach’ (Ramones cover)
‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ (The Clash cover)
‘Surrender’ (Cheap Trick cover – with Courtney Love)
‘Where Eagles Dare’ (Misfits cover)

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