Billie Joe Armstrong Shares 'Johnny B. Goode' Cover From When He Was A Kid
By Katrina Nattress
May 8, 2020
Billie Joe Armstrong's getting nostalgic while in quarantine. Earlier this week, the Green Day frontman shared a throwback video on Instagram of him and his brother Dave covering Chuck Berry's 1958 classic "Johnny B. Goode" when they were kids. The clip shows a young, dyed haired Armstrong strumming on Blue — his iconic Fernandes Stratocaster that his mother Ollie gifted him at the age of 10 — while his brother plays the drums.
"Dear blue. You’ve always been true," he captioned the video. "That’s my brother Dave playin drums. My family everywhere else.. song- 'johnny b Goode'"
See the post below.
This isn't the only cover Armstrong's shared lately. Every week, he's been releasing a new cover for his "No Fun Mondays" series. 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/guitaristSusanna Hoffs, and a tribute to Adam Schlesinger with a cover of "That Thing You Do!" Most recently, he celebrated his bandmate Mike Dirnt's birthday with a cover of "We're The Kids In America."