New from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: Hear His Cover of Billy Bragg’s 1983 Song ‘A New England’


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Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day brought back his #NoFunMondays covers series this week.

Paying homage to his background in classic punk rock tunes, the singer/guitarist opted for a rendition of “A New England,” one of the signature tunes belonging to English punk/rock icon Billy Bragg, which became a big hit for singer Kirsty MacColl.

For comparison’s sake, here’s Bragg’s original:

And the cover by Kirsty MacColl:

“A New England” followed the most recent upload from Billie Joe Armstrong, his take on John Lennon‘s “Gimme Some Truth”:

With Green Day’s Hella Mega Tour with Weezer and Fall Out Boy rescheduled to next summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Armstrong has been premiering a series of solo covers for much of the past couple of months.

Green Day also teamed up together for a version of Blondie’s “Dreaming”:

Some of Armstrong’s previous entries in his #NoFunMondays cover series included his take on “Kids in America”:

Other recent entries to the #NoFunMondays cover series from Billie Joe Armstrong included his take on a relatively obscure Italian song by Don Backy:

“War Stories” by the Starjets, a perhaps not well-known and short-lived New Wave/punk band from Belfast:

As well as a tribute to the late Adam Schlesinger with “That Thing You Do!”:


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