November 28, 2013
The national tour of Green Day’s American Idiot sprang back into action this month in Portland, OR, with a brand-new set of Idiots and some familiar favorites from the tour’s previous season. Swing extraordinaire and talented photog Eric Presnall takes Playbill.com readers on a glimpse through the group’s first “two-dow shay."
Jared Nepute stars as Johnny along with Daniel C. Jackson as St. Jimmy, Casey O’Farrell as Will, Dan Tracy as Tunny, Olivia Puckett as Whatsername, Taylor Jones as The Extraordinary Girl and Mariah MacFarlane as Heather.
November 27, 2013
The punk singer and jazz-pop chanteuse link voices on a harmonious remake of the Everly Brothers' 1958 album of vintage country and folk.
The typical label executive might not have foreseen harmony in a medley of Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, jazz-pop singer Norah Jones and a vintage Everly Brothers album of cowboy laments and dusky folk tunes.
That's why Armstrong and Jones, as Billie Joe + Norah, recorded Everlys homage Foreverly, out this week, under the radar.
"We didn't tell anybody we were making this record," Armstrong says. "We didn't tell our label. Our management barely knew.
November 25, 2013
November 25, 2013
Think of the album Foreverly as a musical equation. You start with Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day . Then you add Norah Jones. Then, you get these two very different musicians thinking about doing duets of music from a totally unexpected source: . Finally, substitute the hits that made those iconic siblings famous with something a touch more obscure.
"I'm a big vinyl collector, so I was just flipping through the bins," Armstrong says of discovering Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, a lesser-known album of traditional tunes recorded by The Everly Brothers.