See Courtney Love join Billie Joe Armstrong onstage to perform three covers

Courtney Love made a surprise appearance at The Garage in London last night with Billie Joe Armstrong’s side-project The Coverups, performing songs by Cheap Trick and Tom Petty.

See Courtney Love join Billie Joe Armstrong onstage to perform three covers
Emily Carter

Last night (February 27), 600 lucky fans in London got to see not one but two rock icons onstage for a very special show.

Covers band The Coverups – comprised of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and touring guitarist Jason White, plus Bill Schneider and Chris Dugan on bass and drums respectively – played a hit-packed 24-song set in north London, having only announced the show last week.

That was exciting enough in itself, obviously, but midway through the show they also brought out none other than Courtney Love – who said she’d been “living in a cave in Birmingham for about nine years” as she came onstage – to join in the fun.

The Hole legend lent her unmistakable vocals to covers of Cheap Trick’s He’s A Whore and Tom Petty’s Even The Losers, before she came back out again for another Cheap Trick cover, Surrender. Elsewhere, The Coverups brilliantly tackled everything from The Ramones to Nirvana, and threw in a bonus performance of Love Is For Losers by another of Billie Joe’s projects, The Longshot.

The Coverups will be playing London again on Friday night, at the 100 Club.

Check out footage of Courtney performing Surrender last night:

And check out the full setlist:

1. A Million Miles Away (The Plimsouls)
2. I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones)
3. Ready Steady Go (Generation X)
4. I Think We're Alone Now (Tommy James & the Shondells)
5. Message of Love (Pretenders)
6. Summer of '69 (Bryan Adams)
7. Walking Out On Love (Paul Collins Beat)
8. I Fought The Law (The Crickets)
9. Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) (Buzzcocks)
10. I'm So Bored With the U.S.A. (The Clash)
11. Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)
12. Dancing With Myself (Generation X)
13. He's A Whore (Cheap Trick) – with Courtney Love
14. Even The Losers (Tom Petty) – with Courtney Love
15. Neat Neat Neat (The Damned)
16. Drain You (Nirvana)
17. Last Nite (The Strokes)
18. American Girl (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
19. Love Is For Losers (The Longshot)
20. Fox On The Run (Sweet)
21. Rockaway Beach (Ramones)
22. Should I Stay Or Should I Go (The Clash)
23. Surrender (Cheap Trick) – with Courtney Love


24. Where Eagles Dare (Misfits)

Green Day will be back in the UK this summer as part of The Saviors Tour, where they’ll be playing Dookie and American Idiot in full (plus more). Get your tickets now.

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