When it comes to their respective musical genres, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones are truly the king and queen of all they survey. But—unlike Alexander, who wept when he studied his vast realm, simply because he had no more worlds to conquer—they just keep right on finding new, uncharted territory to claim. Mostly apart. But now—in one of the most unexpected team-ups of this or any other recent year—together as a single, decidedly retro-minded unit.
Believe it or not, in a hush-hush New York session lasting a total of nine days, the duo re-cut one of rock’s greatest, and most unusual albums—the Everly Brothers’ second, little-known collection of dark-themed traditionals from 1958, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us—track by intricate-harmony track. It’s titled Foreverly