After debuting the Green Day cover at their concert in Manila, The Philippines, on Sep. 21, Fall Out Boy has been playing Basket Case on their concert tour. I know a lot of Green Day fans are up in arms about this, but I think it’s a nice tribute to a band that inspired them, and inspires so many of us.
From Perth Now:
Introducing Green Day’s Basket Case Wentz said: “It is always funny when people say our music saved their lives because we didn’t exactly save them from a speeding car, but in tribute to that here is a song that saved our lives.”
Funnily enough, this 1994 new punk classic was largely totally unknown to a crowd that would have been too busy playing with Barbie dolls at the time.
Likewise the Michael Jackson hit Beat It inspired plenty of blank looks around the stadium.
Perth, Australia, Sept. 29, 2007 (the video quality is terrible)
Melbourne, Australia, Sept 28, 2007
Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 23, 2007
September 30, 2007 at 3:53 am [ Category: News, Videos, Influences ]