Green Day frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong has been keeping himself busy, and us entertained, during lockdown with his No Fun Monday’s cover series which has already delivered us a punk take on the Bangles’ “Manic Monday” featuring Susanna Hoffs and his “That Thing You Do!” tribute to the song’s co-writer, the late Fountains of Wayne singer, Adam Schlesinger.
On Tuesday night (April 28th), Armstrong appeared on Late Late Show with James Corden – via his home recording studio in California – to perform a fiery rendition of Tommy James and the Shondells’ 1967 single “I Think We’re Alone Now”, with the help of his sons Joey and Jakob who joined the singer on drums and bass respectively.
In a statement to Rolling Stone, Tommy James said of the cover, “I am honoured that Billy Joe Armstrong covered my hit of ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ – I have always been a huge fan of Green Day – met them a few years back at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Billy did a great job and the lyrics seem to be so perfect for this moment in our history…..the quality of the recording is so good, it’s hard to believe he did it from his house. Thanks, Billy!”
In Corden’s interview prior to the performance, Armstrong … who has performed on Broadway in his own American Idiot musical … admitted he would like to do more acting, and more specifically, revealed his dreams of appearing in a soap opera, saying, “I have a thing, I wanna do things like The Young & The Restless.”
Corden was extremely enthusiastic about making this dream come true, promising to “make some calls on your behalf and really make this happen.”
“I’m dead serious. Let’s do it,” Armstrong shot back, without hesitation. Looks like daytime TV could get a whole lot more interesting...
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