Green Day vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong has continued his No Fun Mondays cover series from isolation with a take on Eric Carmen’s 1976 classic “That’s Rock ’n’ Roll.”
The series previously saw Armstrong cover The Bangles’ track “Manic Monday,” Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America” and the title track of Tom Hanks’ directorial debut That Thing You Do!. The last cover was a tribute to its composer Adam Schlesinger, who died in April due to coronavirus-related complications.
“The first time I heard [“That’s Rock ’n’ Roll”] was [the rendition] by teen heartthrob Shaun Cassidy,” Armstrong noted on YouTube, referencing the 1977 hit cover. “My sisters would dance around the house to this one!”
Wasting little time, Cassidy quickly tweeted back at the singer with a similar sentiment: “And my daughters are dancing to this now. Nice work Billie Joe!”
Armstrong was set to embark on a gargantuan international tour with Green Day to support their 13th studio album Father of All… later this year. Fall Out Boy and Weezer were also locked in for the Hella Mega Tour, which has since been wholly and indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Listen to Armstrong’s cover of “That’s Rock ’n’ Roll” here: