Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong covers the Replacements on NYE—watch

January 2, 2018
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It looks like Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong had a fine time ringing in the new year with an admirable (and amiable) group of talented musicians, covering a tune by the Replacements to celebrate 2018. Color us impressed!

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For New Year's Eve, Armstrong held court at New York club Berlin, laying down some impromptu grooves with a sick pick-up band of rock all-stars that included the Replacements' Tommy Stinson, the Hold Steady's Tad Kubler, Blondie's Clem Burke, the E Street Band's Steven Van Zandt, Jesse Malin, and, reportedly, even the Green Day frontman's own sons.

As dug up by BrooklynVegan, we thankfully have some pretty excellent, fan-captured footage to gawk over. Should auld acquaintance be forgot, here's Armstrong and crew rockin' out to the Replacements' classic Hootenanny track “Color Me Impressed.” Go ahead and watch Armstrong and friends' intimate, surprise cover jam below. Happy New Year!

Can you stand us on our feet? Here's the original Replacements tune:

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