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Billie Joe Armstrong’s ‘No Fun Mondays’ Covers Album Set For Release

Billie Joe Armstrong is set to release 14 covered tracks recorded in lockdown and posted to social media via the tag ‘No Fun Mondays‘. The Green Day frontman has used his time through the isolation of the 2020 world pandemic to ponder the things that mean the most to him and obviously music is right up there.

“While we’ve all been in quarantine I’ve been reflecting on the things that matter the most in my life: family, friends, and, of course, music.”

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“I figure if we have to spend this time in isolation at least we can be alone together,” Armstrong said in a statement explaining the project.

The musician launched the weekly series at the beginning of the enforced lockdown back in March and shared its final instalment – a take on Billy Bragg‘s ‘A New England’ – in July.

The record is set to arrive on November 27th via Warner and will include a limited-edition baby blue-coloured vinyl pressing will be available to purchase via the band’s official website.

The covers include an eclectic mix of songs ranging from John Lennon to Tiffany. There’s no rhyme or reason to the tracklisting except that they have all meant something special at some time to the punk icon.

The ‘No Fun Mondays‘ track list is as follows:

1. ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ (Tiffany cover)
2. ‘War Stories’ (The Starjets cover)
3. ‘Manic Monday’ (The Bangles cover)
4. ‘Corpus Christi’ (The Avengers cover)
5. ‘That Thing You Do!’ (Adam Schlesinger cover)
6. ‘Amico’ (Don Backy cover)

7. ‘You Can’t Put Your Arms Round A Memory’ (Johnny Thunders cover)
8. ‘Kids in America’ (Kim Wilde cover)
9. ‘Not That Way Anymore’ (Stiv Bators cover)
10. ‘That’s Rock’N’Roll’ (Eric Carmen cover)
11. ‘Gimme Some Truth’ (John Lennon cover)
12. ‘Whole Wide World’ (Wreckless Eric cover)
13. ‘Police On My Back’ (The Equals cover)
14. ‘A New England’ (Billy Bragg cover)

No Fun Mondays will be released November 27 on all streaming platforms. Pre-order limited edition vinyl HERE.

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