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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has always been a rocker, and this video of him performing with a punk band at age 16 proves that.

The video, which appears in the 2018 documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, shows Armstrong in the band Desecrated Youth in 1987 with his friends in a backyard.

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The entire thing screams ’80s suburbia to us, and we can’t get enough of it.

You can check out the video below.

This is far from the only nostalgic Green Day news we’ve heard recently. An unreleased Green Day song from a gig in 1989 has surfaced called “Stay” which you can listen to below.  

Last month, we all celebrated the 25th anniversary of the legendary Green Day album Dookie. Armstrong reflected on the past quarter decade.

“You have to have gratitude for the bad and the ugly too,” Armstrong says of the past 25 years. “I hope people keep listening.. cause we’ll keeping playing.”

In celebration of the 25th-anniversary of their first album, Armstrong admits that they tried to come up with something special. Unfortunately, the band couldn’t create anything that felt right. However, Armstrong assures fans that there is a lot of time left in 2019.

Recently, Green Day announced that they would be selling some of their used Dookie instruments and memorabilia. Of the instruments that are gearing up to be sold, Armstrong has listed his very first guitar. That is a Harmony Stella Parlor acoustic, which was also used to record “F.O.D.”

What do you think of Armstrong’s early performance? Are you excited about the unearthed footage of one of our favorite punk rockers? Sound off in the comments below!

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