A man who wears many hats, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong—unsurprisingly—has an incredibly talented family.
Last night (Dec. 19), his son Joey's band SWMRS hosted a charity show at 1-2-3-4 GO! Records. Requiring at least a $20 dollar donation at the door, the show benefited victims of Oakland's Ghost Ship fire, which claimed the lives of 36 attendees to a 100% Silk warehouse show earlier this month. Armstrong's youngest son, Jakob Danger, was also on the bill, along with Ricky Lake.
Announcing the show on Twitter, SWMRS teased some “very, very special guests.”
sunday. oakland. 1234 go. first come first serve. benefit concert for Ghost Ship. Us, Jakob Danger, Ricky Lake and very very special guests
— SWMRS (@swmrs) December 17, 2016
a lineup like this with the special guests we have… may never happen again. we are extremely excited us bay area crew came together.
— SWMRS (@swmrs) December 16, 2016
Well, they weren't kidding. According to the Green Day Authority, Armstrong and Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt joined SWMRS and Danger on stage, performing some deep cuts. Check it out:
“Murder City,” posted on Instagram by Armstrong's wife Adrienne:
“Stuck With Me”
Armstrong is also the singer/guitarist in the punk band Pinhead Gunpowder, alongside Green Day's Jason White. Pinhead's bassist, Bill Schneider, then joined Armstrong on stage at the charity show to perform some even deeper cuts from that usually quiet band.
“Life During Wartime”
Jakob Danger band's drummer, Chris Malaspina, said on Instagram the show raised $3,000 dollars for Ghost Ship.
Armstrong offered this on Instagram after the show:
Joey Armstrong is the drummer of SWMRS, who are signed to Fueled By Ramen and whose debut album made our best of 2016 list. Jakob, on the other hand, said hello to the music world last year by uploading four tracks on his Soundcloud.
Green Day released their newest album, Revolution Radio, in October of this year.
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