Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Records Everly Brothers Covers Album With Norah Jones

"Foreverly" will be released in November and sees the pair tackling 1958's "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us."

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones have recorded an album of Everly Brothers covers, NME reports. 'Foreverly' is a track by track homage to the Everly Brothers' own 1958 LP, "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us," reports Rolling Stone. The album was recorded in nine days at Manhattan's Magic Shop and will be released on November 24. Speaking to Stereogum about the collaboration, Armstrong said: "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." He added that he then got in touch with Jones, but it was "kinda like a blind date." When asked if they'd be performing the album live, Jones said it would be "fun" but added: "I don't know if there's gonna be time. We've got a lot going on." Armstrong agreed: "I don't know. We kinda just take things slow. We're still mastering it." Meanwhile, Armstrong has landed his first film acting role. The frontman will star opposite Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester in "Like Sunday, Like Rain," an upcoming indie drama from writer-director Frank Whaley, whose previous movies include fellow indie flicks "The Jimmy Show" and "New York City Serenade." Listen to the "Long Time Gone" by Armstrong/Jones here:

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    I came in expecting crap, but to be fair they actually did a good job.
    This is awesome. I love the Everly Bros. Norah is a great talent, and Billie Joe is good too. Bet this sounds nice. Will listen when I get out of work!
    Epi g-310
    Well. Can't say I would have guessed Armstrong would go anywhere near something like this, but it's very cool.
    Well, that is very different for him. I can see her doing something like this. But it seems like it will turn out pretty good.
    In all Honesty, the first track on the TRE album released from the trilogy is another example of Armstrong's love of this music. not much of a surprise in that respect, but wow I'm looking forward to it.
    Im pleased to see how Billie Joe is doing after rehab and his breakdown. He could've taken an entirely terrible path but he has cleaned himself up and sounds good! I hope he keeps contributing to music for years to come.
    That was obviously a press move. Green day's album about to come up, Billie has never been in problems with drugs and suddenly he is haha? It made him a ton of public press, you heard it everywhere/
    Epi g-310
    Yeah, that whole bit about canceling a tour because he was in rehab sure made them a ton of money, didn't it? That comment was not well thought-out.
    He spent most of the 90s addicted to crystal meth dude, not heard Geek Stink Breath or Brain Stew? Sounds pretty problematic to me
    Fred Bob
    It wasnt a popular thing to note but I totally agree that it was a press move... You could almost time your watch to him getting back on the road, someone coming out of recovery who would be trying to give time to himself and now he is banging out albums with Norah Jones... doesnt sound like finding space... recovery that lasted 6 months...I would agree that with what someone said below about what he was doing before (remember seeing pics of him on the Nimrod tour... bloated from booze and big black rings around his eyes....) but thats a long time ago. That was a press move, they released a three stinkers in the space of 2 months, big misstep... even the dates they did play included Dookie start to finish... why not the latest albums?
    I think it's pretty good too - Green Day did a track called 'Hearts Collide' a while back that had a bit of an Everly brothers vibe to it, kind of like a halfway house, worth checking out.
    Armstrong is talented he just needs to quit his band xD
    I dont think he haves to quit his band if the band is going back to their old roots if its nog too late!
    Disappointed again. Every time I see something about "Billy Jo Armstrong" I keep hoping that the rest will read "Finally ODs on heroin". Ah well, maybe next time.
    With a name like 'Doomzday', thoughts and comments hoping people die, I imagine you're a real fun-loving, positive person to be around.
    It's actually from a DC comic book character. And yes, I am a positive fun-loving person, thanks for recognizing that.
    Corporate sell out pretend punk band singer releases a bunch of easy listening covers for middle of the road boring people because... Well because $$$...
    UG commenter posts a comment to try to cause a scene instead of listening to the track because...well because douche... The track is actually enjoyable though. It's nice to see musicians showing who their influences are. It opens up the door for their fans to listen to different types of music they might not branch out to. I really think this is a cool collaboration, as well. Two distinct and well known musicians coming together to show their love for music. Very cool.
    I agree with the pretend punk band part but you've got the rest wrong
    You don't think that this might just be a radio friendly unit shifting attempt to generate revenue - released just in time for Christmas..?