Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Releases Cover Of The Bangles’ Manic Monday
Having already tackled Tommy James & The Shondells’ hit I Think We’re Alone Now and You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory by Johnny Thunders, the frontman has now unveiled a cover of the Prince-written 1986 track – complete with The Bangles’ own Susanna Hoffs for the accompanying music video.
“While we’ve all been in quarantine I’ve been reflecting on the things that matter the most in my life,” the musician said when he first announced No Fun Mondays. “Family, friends and of course music.”
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Recording covers for No Fun Mondays isn’t all Billie Joe has been doing in quarantine, however. In fact, the Green Day leader exclusively told Kerrang! that he’s already written six new songs, and hopes to get together in the studio with bassist Mike Dirnt, drummer Tré Cool and Father Of All… producer Butch Walker when all of this is over.
“I’ve been writing a lot of music, and I had all these melodies in my head, so I wrote, like, six songs since all of this has been going on,” he said. “I don’t know when I can get together with Mike and Tré, but I told them to make sure that they’re quarantined for now, and then I hope down the road we can get back in the studio with Butch Walker.”
Hell yeah! In the meantime, enjoy Billie Joe’s new cover of Manic Monday:
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