Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong joins the Replacements at Coachella
Paul Westerberg got a replacement for himself on guitar for the second weekend at Coachella via Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. No shit. According to Billboard, the Replacements' main man spent a good portion of his performance on a couch onstage citing back trouble. Armstrong, dubbed an "expansion" of the band and dressed in a plaid suit and bowtie to match bassist Tommy Stinson's garb, stuck around for most of the performance.
The set was reportedly better-received than the Replacements' first weekend in Indio , and Armstrong knew many (but not all) of the songs -- "Can't Hardly Wait," "Alex Chilton," and "Color Me Impressed" -- as well as a long-time fan. At one point, he said "Dreams really do come true!"
Here's what Westerberg looked like sprawled out on the couch:
Several videos of the Armstrong-assisted Replacements -- who returned to live performance last year for three Riot Fest shows in Toronto , Chicago , and Denver -- have circulated since the performance.
"I'm in Trouble":
"I Will Dare":
Coachella tweeted out a picture of the band with Armstrong:
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