Mark Zuckerberg’s Wedding: What Green Day’s Singer Performed
If you got married the day after your company went public and was valued at over $100 billion, wouldn’t you want the frontman of your favorite band to entertain guests at your wedding?
Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead singer of pop punk band Green Day, reportedly performed at Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s surprise wedding on Saturday to his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chan. The private wedding was held in the backyard of their home in Palo Alto, Calif. in front of about 100 guests.
Guests arrived to their home under the impression that they were celebrating Chan’s medical school graduation. Zuckerberg first announced the news by adding the event to his Facebook Timeline.
A clip posted on TMZ indicates that Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong played the song “Last Night on Earth” for the couple, who shared a dance in front of clapping guests.
Zuckerberg has long been a big fan of Green Day. Not only does he Like the band on Facebook, he has referenced his love for the group in presentations.
And Zuckerberg has developed a close friendship with Armstrong over the years, according to a People report.SEE ALSO: Who is Zuckerberg’s Bride, Priscilla Chan?
“Mark wanted me to play this song,” Armstrong said. “This song is one I wrote for my wife of 18 years.” He also called it a “wedding present to a friend.”
Zuckerberg and Chan — who met while attending Harvard — have been together for nine years.
If you were a billionaire, who would you want to play at your wedding? Let us know in the comments.