Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong joined veteran rocker Joan Jett on stage at a charity benefit in New York on Thursday (23Oct14).

The American Idiot singer teamed up with Jett to perform her 1980 hit Don't Abuse Me at the 2014 Little Kids Rock Benefit in Manhattan.

The event aims to raise money for music education and schemes in American public schools.

Jett received the Rocker of the Year award at the annual event and took to the stage with Armstrong after being presented with her accolade.

Other stars who performed on the night included Brody Dalle, Alice Cooper, Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna, and Beastie Boys' Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz.