Green Day’s Billie Joe releasing Everly Brothers covers album with Norah Jones – “Foreverly”

Whoa.  I’m not 100% sure what to think of this but Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong is releasing a duets Everly Brothers covers album with Norah Jones.  It’s called “Foreverly” and it will be released on November 25th.

Here’s what Billie Joe had to say about how it came about:

“It all started with Stevie Wonder. We sang together with Stevie Wonder and his band and a whole bunch of people, that’s how Norah and I first met. Then … well, I got into the Everly Brothers’ record a couple years ago and I thought it was just beautiful. I was listening to it every morning for a while off and on. I thought it would be cool to remake the record because I thought it was sort of an obscure thing and more people should know about it, but I really wanted to do it with a woman singing because I thought it would take on a different meaning — maybe broaden the meaning a little bit — as compared to hearing the songs being sung by the two brothers. And so my wife said, ‘Why don’t you get Norah Jones to do it?’ and I was like, ‘Well, I kinda know her.’ Well, I mean, we had Stevie Wonder in common. And so I called her and she said yes. So it was kinda like a … well, I keep saying it was kinda like a blind date.”

Stream “Long Time Gone” from the album below.


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39 Comments

  1. madddawg4
    madddawg410/25/2013 11:17 AM | Permalink

    LOVE IT!! Pissing people off is Punk, and this is guaranteed to upset some sensitive scenesters….

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