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Watch Green Day perform ‘Basket Case’ with original demo lyrics after receiving award from Avril Lavigne

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Green Day have performed ‘Basket Case’ with its original demo lyrics upon receiving an award from Avril Lavigne – watch the moment below.The pivotal pop-punk band recently appeared at the iHeartRadio Awards last night (April 1), during which they were presented with the Landmark Award by Avril Lavigne.The trio consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool went on to perform a medley of ‘Bobby Sox’ and ‘Basket Case’.

The first song is taken from their most recent 2024 album ‘Saviors‘, while their classic hit ‘Basket Case’ comes from their 1994 record ‘Dookie’.However, Green Day decided to add some spice to ‘Basket Case’, surprising the crowd by singing the original demo lyrics: “They said this has been emotionless flight / Around each other intoxicating their minds / Dancing in the street under suburban lights / They stumbled to the ground without a hurt.”Previously, Armstrong admitted he rewrote these lyrics, calling them “embarrassingly bad”.

Now, you can listen to the original demo lines down below:Avril Lavigne has cited Green Day as a huge influence on her latest record, 2022’s ‘Love Sux‘.

She explained: “I really went back to what sounds I originally was influenced by at the beginning of my career [for this album].“To the core, I’m a kid from a small town who listened to bands like Blink-182 and Green Day and NOFX in high school, and I tapped into that.”Green Day last released their own album back in January this year, which NME called “their best since ‘American Idiot'” in a four-star review: “Look to the artwork: ‘Dookie’ was a cheeky carpet-bombing of shit, ‘American Idiot’ was a hand grenade, ‘Saviors’ is an act of defiance met with a shrug; a band saying, “We’re still here and we’re still.

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