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Watch Shakira Cover Green Day’s Basket Case

Hips Don’t Lie singer Shakira covered Green Day’s smash hit Basket Case in the studio over the weekend.

Green Day are obviously one of the biggest (and best) bands on the planet, with a whole range of fans from outside the world of punk rock. And one of those names is seemingly pop star Shakira, who randomly decided to cover Basket Case over the weekend.

The Hips Don’t Lie singer was in the studio with her producer when she tackled the Dookie smash single, posting a caption alongside a video of the short cover reading: Me, being a basket case with my producer…” 

And while her take on Basket Case doesn’t have the snotty attitude of frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, it’s nevertheless a minute of poppy acoustic loveliness.

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Billie Joe himself commented on the cover, writing, I love this”, while bassist Mike Dirnt added, Bacano!” which is a Colombian slang word for Cool!” Amazing.

Check it out below.

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Me, being a basket case with my producer…

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In a recent video testing out his signature MXR Dookie Drive pedal, Billie Joe explained the sound of the band’s 1994 breakthrough third album – and how you can create the same style.

I think that the guitar sounds on Dookie and [1995 follow-up] Insomniac are very heavy,” he said. We grew up listening to The Ramones, and Bob Mould’s sound from Hüsker Dü, and Sex Pistols. It’s just been something that’s stuck with me, always chasing good tone and trying to get the ultimate rock sound.

If there’s one thing that you listen to on the Dookie record, I would say it was the Dookie sound’ that would be in the verses, but then when we wanted more power, we turned it up. You can really hear it in a song like She, where the verse goes and then when it kicks into the chorus that big heavy guitar with more distortion kinda comes right up the middle. It was just trying to go from loud to louder.”

Read this next: 20 things you probably didn’t know about Billie Joe Armstrong

Catch Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer and The Interrupters (U.S. only) live on the Hella Mega Tour next summer – hopefully with a guest appearance from Shakira?! Tickets are on sale now.

June 2020

13 Paris, France, La Defense Arena,
14 Groningen, Netherlands, Stadspark
17 Antwerp, Belgium, Sportspaleis
21 Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
24 Glasgow, UK, Bellahouston Park
26 London, UK, London Stadium
27 Huddersfield, UK, The John Smith’s Stadium
29 Dublin, Ireland, RDS Arena

July 2020

17 Seattle, WA, T‑Mobile Park
21 San Francisco, CA, Oracle Park
24 San Diego, CA, Petco Park
25 Los Angeles, CA, Dodger Stadium
28 Commerce City, CO, DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
31 Arlington, TX, Globe Life Field

August 2020

1 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
5 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium
6 Jacksonville, FL TIAA Bank Field
8 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
11 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
13 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
15 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park
16 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
19 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
21 Washington, DC Nationals Park
22 New York, NY Citi Field
24 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
27 Boston, MA Fenway Park
29 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park

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Posted on October 21st 2019, 1:56p.m.
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