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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.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.