Green Day and Hüsker Dü releasing 7" split for Record Store Day

It's no big secret that Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong is invested in the Twin Cities -- after all, he met his wife, Adrienne, at a show in Minneapolis, and has long cited both the Replacements and Hüsker Dü as major influences.

This April 16, in honor of Record Store Day, Armstrong is memorializing his love for the latter band by recording a cover of the Hüsker Dü song "Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely" and releasing it as a limited edition 7" split, with his cover on one side and the original version of the song on the flip.

The Green Day/Hüsker Dü 7" will likely be one of hundreds of limited-edition releases coming to us this April. Consequence of Sound put together an early look at some highlighted items that will be released on April 16.

For a preview of the cover, here's a video of Green Day performing the song for MTV2:

For more on Armstrong's love for Twin Cities punk rock, see the interview he conducted alongside Paul Westerberg for an issue of SPIN magazine last year.

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