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Green Day dropping Elvis Costello cover this Friday

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If you feel like this world is killing you, maybe Green Day covering “Alison” will help.

The “American Idiot” trio will release a rendition of the Elvis Costello classic this Friday, January 13. Billie Joe Armstrong and company’s recording of the 1977 tune dates back to the recording sessions for Green Day’s 1997 album, Nimrod.

The “Alison” cover will appear on the upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Nimrod, due out January 27. The expanded collection includes a host of previously unreleased demos, as well as a full live recording from a 1997 concert in Philadelphia.

The original Nimrod spawned the singles “Hitchin’ a Ride” and “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” and has been certified double-Platinum by the RIAA.

Meanwhile, Green Day recently confirmed that they’ve been working on a new album to follow their latest effort, 2020’s Father of All…

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