Added on 05-Jul-2005
VH1 News Champions Green Day's Cover Of WATC At Live 8!VH1 News on their official website, vh1.com has been offering extensive news coverage, reviews, and insights to the magic of Live 8. In one of their many article reports, ''Jay-Z, Madonna, Pink Floyd Deliver Live 8 Highlights'' by Gil Kaufman, from 7/2/2005, here is a wonderful review of Green Day's exuberant rendition of Queen's ''We Are The Champions''.
I would just like to add, that I thought Green Day's rendition was spot on. Flush with all of the exuberance and anthemic, triumphant urgency and stalwartness, that the song and Queen deserve. For anyone who missed it too, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, even did a signature Freddie Mercury, jubilant ''Day-O'', at the very end of the song.
''In addition to a blazing take on "American Idiot," Green Day paid noisy homage to one of the legendary sets from the original Live Aid with a cover of Queen's "We Are the Champions." Dressed in a black shirt and pants, red tie and wearing white arm bands that read "Make Poverty History," singer Billie Joe Armstrong began the song crooning along to a piano before the band burst into the rousing,