Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong continues his “No Fun Mondays lockdown cover series” – hear his version of the Billy Bragg classic “A New England” below.
Throughout the coronavirus lockout, Armstrong has taken on a wide range of new covers every week.
“Welcome to No Fun Monday on a Friday for no one knows what day it is anyway,” Armstrong wrote of the description for the new cover, which was shared on Friday (July 10).
“I love this song penned by Billy Bragg. Also a good version of Kirsty MacColl. “
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He recently put on a version of John Lennon’s prosthetic song “Gimme Some Truth”.
In addition to learning a lot of new covers, Armstrong has also spent his time in quarantine to work on upcoming Green Day materials.
Green Day released a new album ‘Father Of All …’ last year, which NME called their “jukebox” record in a four-star review. The band was recently forced to postpone part of the European part of their Hella Mega Tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer on the back of ‘Father Of All …’, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Billy Bragg, meanwhile, recently spoke with NME about activism, Black Lives Matter, Taylor Swift and more. “When the world collapses, certain things remain in place,” he said. “There is always something to write about, but especially at the moment. Whether it’s the pandemic and its consequences, the consequences of the murder of George Floyd, you know.
“I got into politics through rock against racism and I’ve seen things I never thought I’d see – in terms of how the younger generation has reacted. The idea that they are not political has gone into the dump. “
Watch the Bragg cover Taylor Swift for NME’s home sessions above.