Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong covers ‘That Thing You Do’

In a tribute to late songwriter Adam Schlesinger

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s pandemic quest to cover every song you know continued on Monday when he shared a rendition of the song “That Thing You Do,” in a tribute to songwriter Adam Schlesinger.

Schlesinger, who passed away on April 1 from COVID-19 complications, not only crafted songs for Fountains of Wayne, but for numerous films and television programs. He earned an Oscar nomination for his work on the 1996 Tom Hanks film That Thing That You Do!

Listen to Armstrong’s tribute to Schlesinger below.

Green Day’s 13th studio album, Father Of All Motherfuckers, was released this past February. Their tour with Weezer and Fall Out Boy has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.