Watch Billie Joe Armstrong Cover I Think We’re Alone Now With His Sons, Joey And Jakob
The Green Day frontman performed the Tommy James & The Shondells single (made even more famous in 1987 thanks to Tiffany Darwish’s cover version) alongside SWMRS drummer Joey and Ultra Q frontman Jakob at their home in Oakland, California, adhering to quarantine rules amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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In an interview beforehand, Billie Joe tells James of what his Green Day bandmates have been up to while in lockdown: “Mike [Dirnt] is basically becoming like a farmer right now – he’s been growing his own vegetables. But he’s also organising his record collection. And then Tré [Cool] has just been hanging out with his wife Sara and their baby Mickey, and trying to play drums as much as he can.
“We were all ready to start going on tour, and we had to postpone a bunch of dates,” he continues. “Everyone was ready to go on tour and play together again, but it just kinda got sidelined for now.”
While several shows at the beginning of the Hella Mega Tour have indeed been pushed back, it’s great to see the frontman still getting his music fix and staying creative – meaning that, hopefully when we are all let back out into the world and things go back to normal, the band will be ready and raring to hit the road once more.
Watch Billie Joe, Joey and Jakob performing I Think We’re Alone Now below:
On top of recording these covers for No Fun Mondays, Billie Joe has been working on new music, exclusively telling 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 revealed. “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.”
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