Billie Joe Armstrong Unplugs For Green Day Classic

Bruce Henne | 04-20-2020

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(hennemusic) Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong performed an acoustic version of the band's 2004 hit, "Wake Me Up When September Ends", on the "One World Together At Home" COVID-19 benefit broadcast on April 18.

The fourth single from "American Idiot" was a Top 10 hit in the US and several other countries while helping the project sell 16 million copies worldwide, including 6 million in the States alone.

Armstrong's performance on the benefit - streamed live by hennemusic in support of the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund - mixed images of the rocker at home with footage of empty streets as the global community attempts to slow, and eventually stop, the spread of the virus while work on a vaccine continues in earnest.

Curated by Lady Gaga and featuring performances by Eddie Vedder, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and a number of others, the event raised $127.9 million from corporate donations for the WHO's pandemic response efforts. Watch the video here.

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