Punk Greats Join Forces for a Good Cause


Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Green Day might be going head to head for a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but that doesn’t mean the two punk icons can’t join forces for a good cause.

At the Little Kids Rock Benefit which took place last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Joan Jett was named “Rocker of the Year” a well deserved honor considering Jett’s contribution to the world of punk music. Jett performed at the benefit, but not without a little help from Green Day frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong.

Instead of picking a mainstream, well-known song from either of their lengthy catalogs, Jett and Armstrong went on to perform a song titled, “Don’t Abuse Me.” “Don’t Abuse Me” might not be a widely known song, but it was featured on Jett’s 1980’s album Bad Reputation.

Check out the joint performance below.

The Little Kids Rock Benefit is an event held every year since 2009. The event honors rock greats who help support music education in public schools; a stance that many musicians have taken. Since its creation, the foundation has raised millions of dollars to the cause.