Future Rockstar!

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Future Rockstar!

Green Day's Billie Joe apparently pulls fans, sometimes kids, onstage from the crowd and most of them can't sing or play guitar — they just look cute. Rarely do girls get brought onstage, especially ones like Stephanie, who impressed Billy Joe and wowed the crowd at their Madison Square Garden show this Monday. 

According to Amy Virshup of the New York Times,

At one point during Monday night’s Green Day show at Madison Square Garden, Billie Joe Armstrong announced that he needed someone on stage who could play the guitar. And not just for a 'three-chord song,' he added, 'for one with four, five, maybe six chords'—'Jesus of Suburbia.' After rejecting a few wannabes he stopped and asked a girl in the mosh pit if she knew how to play it, then looked unconvinced when she said she did. 'What key is it in?' he asked. Seemingly satisfied with her answer (it’s somewhat complicated, but for the sake of brevity, let’s say the correct response is C sharp major) he pulled her up onto the stage. The girl—her name later was revealed to be Stephanie—was wearing jeans shorts, a torn Misfits t-shirt, and a head scarf over her pigtails. Mr. Armstrong handed her the guitar, conferred with her briefly, then let her sit on an amp to get started. And then... she ripped! A few bars in she was wandering the stage like a pro and when Mr. Armstrong introduced her at the end, the crowd was shouting 'Ste-pha-nie! Ste-pha-nie!' in appreciation.

Hello, future rockstar!

*If you're in the Chicago area and want to support girls in rock, there is a Girls Rock! Camp Kickoff and BBQ this Saturday, August 1st at The Hideout.

Comments [10]

K I T's picture


that teen sure rocks !

but lets not forget about the  teens at the Gay LGBT Teen Community Center in Tel Aviv

who got shot at (some died and some where injured)

Lets rock there world, by giving them some support !


Joanne Robertson's picture

That restored

my faith in humanity - for today.



Elizabeth Koke's picture

this is so amazing.

i love it. love it love it love it.

and yay for girls rock camp!  and for teenage girls in general. they rule.


check out the show i am directing in the nyc fringe fest!  teens who wrote their own monologues and spoken word. its so great!  www.fringenyc.org --  the name of the show is GirlPower: Voices of a Generation

<3 Elizabeth

yams's picture


that was excellent... right time - right place - right rockin chick...

link below lists all current Rock Camps for Girls...

help a girl rock! http://www.girlsrockcamp.org/supporters/grca

Erin Blackwell's picture

obviously a plant

obviously a plant

Amy Nicole Miller's picture


Don't you believe in magic?

Guns's picture

That's really awesome!!!

That's really awesome!!!

~~~Formerly KC~~~

Not2Taem's picture



Robin Rigby's picture

Look at the smile on her face

Look at the smile on her face at the end.  She's ecstatic.  This is the best day of her life.  Good for her.  

Who on earth calls Billy Joe "Mr. Armstrong"? 

Amy Nicole Miller's picture

hilarious. i thought the same

hilarious. i thought the same thing about "mr armstrong". how awkward is that?