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Green Day Fan Wows Crowd with Perfect 'Dookie' Cover

During Green Day's show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom earlier this week, a young pink-haired fan held up a sign that read, "I can play every song on Dookie."

So, of course, Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong invited the fan—one Thomas Bulvan—onstage to see what he could do. Seconds later, the band launched into "When I Come Around," a track from their seminal 1994 album.

As you can see in the video below, Bulvan—or at least his sign—wasn't lying. He played the song pretty much perfectly; in fact, it seemed as though he'd been part of the band for at least an hour.

Green Day are touring in support of their new album, Revolution Radio, which was released October 7 through Reprise Records.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.