Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performs with Joan Jett
Punk rockers collaborated after Armstrong's new film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong performed a small concert in New York on Saturday night after his new film, Geezer, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. According to Billboard, punk luminary Joan Jett joined Armstrong on stage to rock out with him during the five-song set.
Armstrong bookended the performance with two original songs he wrote for Geezer. But he also performed the 1997 Green Day deep cut “Scattered” and was joined by Jett for a rendition of “American Idiot” and her classic, “Bad Reputation.” Though Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt was absent, the band’s Tré Cool backed Armstrong on drums.
Geezer is a fictional film about a former punk rocker struggling to adjust to life as a middle-aged man no longer involved with the music scene. The movie’s cast includes Armstrong, Fred Armisen, Judy Greer, and a cameo from Jett.
Armstrong and Jett have performed together before. The two played Jett’s “Don’t Abuse Me” at a 2014 charity gig in New York honoring her catalog.
For more about Saturday’s performance, head over to Billboard.