By Zachary Swickey
Filthy rich celebs and wealthy oil tycoons are known to hire famous musicians to serenade them at their weddings and birthday parties, whether it’s Jennifer Lopez, Sting or even George Michael. So who does one of the richest men in the world, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, book for his wedding? Why Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong of course!
Zuckerberg and his girlfriend of nine years, Priscilla Chan, tied the knot over the weekend at their home in Palo Alto, Calif., during what was an already monumental time for the couple, with Zuckerberg taking Facebook public on Friday and Chan recently graduating from medical school.
While there’s no way to be sure it’s Armstrong since the TMZ footage provides no visual other than the barricading bushes – just audio of the incident – his voice has become rather unmistakable at the point in his career.
“Mark wanted me to play this song,” states a voice that sounds an awful lot like Armstrong’s. Street traffic blocks some of the conversation before he can be heard continuing, “They are gonna dance, they’re gonna dance. This song is one that I wrote for my wife of 18 years — it better be for her, or I’d be in deep trouble. This song is called ‘Last Night on Earth.’” (The song is track number seven off Green Day’s ’09 release 21st Century Breakdown).
The crowd then erupted into cheers before (presumably) Armstrong can be heard crooning, “Sending all my love to you / You are the light of my life every night / Giving all my love to you, all of you / If I lose in a fire, sending all my love to you.”
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