Green Day – Working Class Hero Live


Green Day Working Class Hero Live American Idol GREEN DAY stunned America on the finale of talent show AMERICAN IDOL the night of 23- May-07 with a performance of JOHN LENNON’s WORKING CLASS HERO. The punk trio’s surprise appearance on the hit show was staged to promote a new album of Lennon covers, Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur. The performance marked the first for any acts appearing on the charity album, which will help raise funds and awareness for Amnesty International’s efforts for Darfur, Sudan. Billie Joe Armstrong says his group chose to perform Working Class Hero on the album because “its themes of alienation, class, and social status really resonated with us.” The two-CD set, which also features Lennon covers from acts like Christina Aguilera, U2, Avril Lavigne, Snow Patrol, Lenny Kravitz and REM, will be released in July (07).

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    • simo060994 on April 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm
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    fantastica U_U
    • marigoldpunkrock93 on April 25, 2010 at 10:17 pm
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    It’s cool they left the John Lennon at the end
    • hplayer081 on April 25, 2010 at 10:43 pm
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    Meh. I think the rawness is what makes the original so untouchable and great…and the way Billy says “Be-A” is a bit irritating…
    • GamerMoDDingz on April 25, 2010 at 11:32 pm
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    But Green Day si da best band eva.
    • GamerMoDDingz on April 26, 2010 at 12:32 am
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    Great Song, but i hate to see people think Green Day wrote this when john Lennon did 🙂
    • greendaythebeatles on April 26, 2010 at 1:12 am
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    @metal9535 agreed
    • deadredspiders on April 26, 2010 at 1:19 am
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    this song is the most truthfull and pollitical song ive ever herd from my favoite band
    • metal9535 on April 26, 2010 at 2:14 am
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    @greendaythebeatles well thats fine dude so truce3 and ill leave these dudes alone
    • OASISFAN960 on April 26, 2010 at 2:44 am
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    @Cosmo8180 hmm, i agree in someways like when i first heard it i did think it was a great cover, but i dont think its better than the original 😀
    • Pieboy137 on April 26, 2010 at 3:43 am
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    @MagianMan Agreed Dude. If I meet Braszilstreet in real life… well… let’s just say no one will hear from him ever again.
    • greendaythebeatles on April 26, 2010 at 4:08 am
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    @metal9535 yeah this comment thing is getting old, and I do like Lemmy’s bass playing, just not his voice.
    • UchihaSasukeCraze on April 26, 2010 at 4:41 am
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    the ending almost made my heart stop.

    @ everyone… please make your comments relevant. no one’s gay. green day rock. lennon is a legend. a working class hero is something to be.

    • dementsaful on April 26, 2010 at 5:13 am
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    great song:X:X
    • metal9535 on April 26, 2010 at 6:09 am
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    @greendaythebeatles so whats rong with being an underground band they do have a very big following, just NOT MAINSTREEM .and you can have an opinion on em just dont bash them and lemmy is a great bassist you cant denie that. and you know what fuck this last month of argueing im not gonna change youre mind and i aint gonna change mine so just fuck it
    • pvtlchurchx on April 26, 2010 at 6:34 am
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    @greendaythebeatles everytime green day does a cover its better then the original and people love it
    • greendaythebeatles on April 26, 2010 at 7:02 am
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    @metal9535 if i can have a personal opinion about Clash I can have a personal opinion about Motorhed and Dead Kennedys too. And the Kennedys were really nothing more than a cult band who had a stupid name. I bet my life savings that they didnt know who the Kennedys were!
    • thewitczak on April 26, 2010 at 7:38 am
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    its sad all u ppl argue over a song i say listen to it like. it hate. or shut up
    • MagianMan on April 26, 2010 at 8:37 am
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    @Braszilstreet WHAT THE **** IS WRONG WITH YOU!!! Jimi Hendrix is ok, but you DO NOT call John Lennon gay.
    • WaldoSkillet on April 26, 2010 at 9:34 am
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    man… this is totally something green day could’ve written! i mean think about it, it really sounds like something they’d come up with. I know Lennon wrote it, yeah, i’m just saying.
    • metal9535 on April 26, 2010 at 10:10 am
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    @greendaythebeatles what ever you say sence you know all about bands aperintly, BUT lemmy did godly work with a fucking bass dont ever bash motorhead, also dead kennedys wrote some of the most meaning full songs ive ever hurd, and clash well yeah ok you can have that i cnat think of any reason exept personaly opinion
    • greendaythebeatles on April 26, 2010 at 10:52 am
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    @metal9535 take a music class. The Beatles were probably the best band in history with all the classics they have. And every time Green Day does a cover, people hate it. And this was on a Lennon tribute album trying to help Darfur, dumbass. And screw Clash, screw Moterhed, screw Dead Kennedys. And Green Day didn’t sell out! Is everyone a moron? The Ramones were on a major label and no one gave a shit. Why do people hate Green Day on a major label? So suck it metal9535!
    • Nattizlovesnalle on April 26, 2010 at 11:51 am
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    WOW IT lS FREAKING AMAZING! GREEN DAY! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
    • LEWYKE1 on April 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm
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    the green day version is better than john lennon gay version
    • carbondecay on April 26, 2010 at 12:55 pm
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    =( so sad and true this song
    • lukaszwojciech84 on April 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm
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    Great song

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