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watch Billie Joe’s band The Longshot cover Ramones & the Stones in NYC

Billie Joe Longshot
photo via Chad Goldsmith

Billie Joe Armstrong‘s new band The Longshot are on tour now, and these shows are much more intimate chances to see Billie Joe than when he tours with Green Day. Last night (5/22), they played their first of three NYC shows. It happened at new venue Coney Island Baby (which is partially run by Billie Joe’s pal Jesse Malin), which recently opened in the old Brownies/HiFi space.

They played all 11 songs from their debut album Love Is For Losers including their cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Goodbye to Romance,” and also did a bunch of other covers, including the Ramones’ “Rockaway Beach,” The Rolling Stones’ “As Tears Go By,” Paul Collins’ “Walking Out On Love,” The Replacements’ “Bastards of Young,” Generation X’s “Kiss Me Deadly,” and the oft-covered “I Fought the Law.” They also did one Green Day song, “Stay the Night” from 2012’s ¡Uno! (so, not a classic, but still a rare chance to hear Billie Joe sing a Green Day song in a tiny venue). You can see the full setlist and watch a bunch of videos, including of the Ramones and Stones covers, below.

The Longshot do it again at Coney Island Baby tonight (5/23) and then they play Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on June 1. Both are sold out.

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The Longshot at Coney Island Baby – 5/22/18 Setlist (via)
Kill Your Friends
Devil’s Kind
Taxi Driver
Happiness
Rockaway Beach (Ramones cover)
Soul Surrender
As Tears Go By (The Rolling Stones cover)
Cult Hero
Fever Blister (live debut)
Fell for You (Green Day cover)
Walking Out on Love (The Nerves cover)
Bastards of Young (The Replacements cover)
Body Bag
Love is for Losers
Turn Me Loose
The Last Time
Stay the Night (Green Day cover)
I Fought the Law (The Crickets cover)
Chasing a Ghost

Encore:
Love is for Losers
Goodbye to Romance (Ozzy Osbourne cover)
Kiss Me Deadly (Generation X cover)

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