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11-year-old Beaconsfield kid lives dream, plays guitar with Green Day

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  • Mar 25
    11-year-old Beaconsfield kid lives dream, plays guitar with Green Day

    Before the Green Day concert Wednesday night at the Bell Centre, Vanessa Hermo agreed to buy her 11-year-old son Nathan Guilbault a Dookie t-shirt, figuring her kid deserved a memento of his first-ever concert. Little did they know he would be getting something a lot more special to bring home to ensure he never forgot this show.

    About an hour into the concert, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told the 15,600 fans there that he was looking for a really awesome Montreal guitarist to play with them. Hermo and Guilbault, who were sitting just to the right of the stage, about four rows up in the reds, immediately began shouting and saying that he was ready to play a little guitar for the multi-platinum punk-pop band.

    Armstrong spotted them and at first seemed a little sceptical.

    “Mom, are you sure this guy can play?” he asked.

    When she most emphatically said he could, one of their security guys escorted Guilbault to the stage and the Green Day singer-guitarist proceeded to show the boy the three chords necessary to play Knowledge, a song by fellow Californian punk band Operation Ivy that Green Day covered on their 1990 EP Slappy. Green Day often invite people from the audience to play with them when they do the song live.

    Full article and video at Montreal Gazette: HERE

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on March 25, 2017 - 10:36am

Before the Green Day concert Wednesday night at the Bell Centre, Vanessa Hermo agreed to buy her 11-year-old son Nathan Guilbault a Dookie t-shirt, figuring her kid deserved a memento of his first-ever concert. Little did they know he would be getting something a lot more special to bring home to ensure he never forgot this show.

About an hour into the concert, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told the 15,600 fans there that he was looking for a really awesome Montreal guitarist to play with them. Hermo and Guilbault, who were sitting just to the right of the stage, about four rows up in the reds, immediately began shouting and saying that he was ready to play a little guitar for the multi-platinum punk-pop band.

Armstrong spotted them and at first seemed a little sceptical.

“Mom, are you sure this guy can play?” he asked.

When she most emphatically said he could, one of their security guys escorted Guilbault to the stage and the Green Day singer-guitarist proceeded to show the boy the three chords necessary to play Knowledge, a song by fellow Californian punk band Operation Ivy that Green Day covered on their 1990 EP Slappy. Green Day often invite people from the audience to play with them when they do the song live.

Full article and video at Montreal Gazette: HERE

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