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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Performs With Courtney Love

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Billie Joe Armstrong loves to have the time of his life whenever he performs. Especially when playing a 600-capacity venue with his side-project, The Coverups. This special stint at The Garage in the UK included a surprise guest performance with Courtney Love. 

“Ladies and gentlemen, Courtney Love,” Armstrong introduced the singer halfway through their show. Love, while known for her relationship with late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, also fronted one of the main riot grrrl acts of the ‘90s, Hole. “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 fucking try, right?”

She covered three songs with the act including “Even The Losers” by Tom Petty, plus two Cheap Trick tracks. “He’s A Whore” kicked off her first performance of the evening, with “Surrender” wrapping the show before the encore. 

Love hasn’t released any music under Hole since their 2010 release, Nobody’s Daughter. But something she said last night might indicate a change. “Later, I’ll be back in Hole.” Love said to the energetic crowd before she walked off stage.

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Throughout Armstrong‘s set, his band covered the Ramones, Buzzcocks, Misfits, David Bowie, and many other iconic punk staples.

Check out the setlist:

The Coverups at The Garage:

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