Billie Joe Armstrong Cover's 'We're The Kids In America' For Mike Dirnt
By Katrina Nattress
May 4, 2020
Billie Joe Armstrong's latest installment of "No Fun Mondays" is a particularly special one — it just so happens to also be Mike Dirnt's birthday today (May 4). To celebrate his Green Day bandmate turning 48, Armstrong covered "We're The Kids In America."
"This week’s No Fun Mondays is dedicated to the one, the only, Mike Dirnt. Happy birthday!" Armstrong wrote about the cover. "Play this one loud just for him: We’re The Kids In America, originally by Kim Wilde and then recorded later by The Muffs."
The song is accompanied by an animated video that depicts Dirnt as a unicorn rockin' out on bass, while Armstrong's hand scrawls the lyrics in green sharpie on lined notebook paper.
Listen to Armstrong's "We're The Kids In America" cover below.
Armstrong unveiled his first cover, a timely rendition of Tommy James & The Shondells' 1967 hit "I Think I'm Alone Now," in March. "I figure if we have to spend this time in isolation at least we can be alone together," he said at the time. That was followed by a cover of Johnny Thunders' 1978 track "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory," a rendition of The Bangles' "Manic Monday," where he was joined by the band's singer/guitarist Susanna Hoffs, and a tribute to Adam Schlesinger with a cover of "That Thing You Do!"
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