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Green Day: Our New Favorite Cover Band

We like Green Day for a myriad of reasons, but their penchant for showing up in random places is one of our favorites.

The latest example of this happened late Friday night (March 9) at San Francisco’s Thee Parkside, a super-small club that only holds approximately 100 people.

Billed as the cover band called The Coverups, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt appeared alongside a number of Green Day’s personnel including tour manager Bill Schneider, touring guitarist Jason White and audio engineer Chris Dugan. Per Alternative Press, Tre Cool isn’t an official member of The Coverups, but he still made an appearance during the set, which included a wide variety of tracks from “American Girl” to “Jessie’s Girl.”

Check out some of the fan-shot footage below!

The Coverups (Green Day) - American Girl (Tom Petty cover) - Live in San Francisco

The Coverups (Green Day) - American Girl (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover) - San Francisco, Live, 3-8-18, front row, Thee Parkside. Secret Show! Billie Joe: "Is Tré Cool around anymore? Or was he like 'fu*k this, this is hot!'?" 😛 Other Tidbits: "Our first overseas show!" The band joked..

The Coverups (Green Day) - Sheena Is a Punk Rocker (Ramones cover) - Live in San Francisco

The Coverups (Green Day) - Sheena Is a Punk Rocker (Ramones cover) - San Francisco, Live, 3-8-18, front row, Thee Parkside. Secret Show! Billie Joe: "Is Tré Cool around anymore? Or was he like 'fu*k this, this is hot!'?" 😛 Other Tidbits: "Our first overseas show!" The band joked..

The Coverups (Green Day) - Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie cover) - Live in San Francisco

The Coverups (Green Day) - Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie cover) - San Francisco, Live, 3-8-18, front row, Thee Parkside. Secret Show! Mike Dirnt: Does anybody here play a little guitar? Would anybody here like to play... a little guitar? 😛 Other Tidbits: "Our first overseas show!" The band joked..

 

The Coverups (Green Day) - Jessie's Girl (Rick Springfield cover) - Live in San Francisco

The Coverups (Green Day) - Jessie's Girl (Rick Springfield cover) - San Francisco, Live, 3-8-18, front row, Thee Parkside. Secret Show! Billie Joe: "Is Tré Cool around anymore? Or was he like 'fu*k this, this is hot!'?" 😛 Other Tidbits: "Our first overseas show!" The band joked..

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger who once did a presentation in a college public speaking course about why The Rolling Stones were better than The Beatles.  (She received an A.)