Billie Joe Armstong’s New Band “The Longshot” Make Their Live Debut

Billie Joe Armstrong’s new band The Longshot made their debut live appearance over the weekend, after releasing their debut EP last week. While Green Day are currently taking time off since the success of 2016’s Revolution Radio‘ and last year’s greatest hits compilation ‘God’s Favourite Band‘, Armstrong is going back to his punk roots for his new band. The Longshot’s debut performance came on Saturday night at Oakland’s 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, with the group opening with a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’, before performing their new tracks including ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Chasing A Ghost’ and ‘Love Is For Losers’. The mystery about the group’s identity revealed that The Longshot features Green Day touring guitarist Jeff Matika on bass and vocals, alongside Kevin Preston on guitar and David S. Field on drums.  You can check out footage of their performance below.

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