Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones Remember Phil Everly

The two stars, who'd recently recorded a tribute to the Everly Brothers, honor the fallen legend

Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones Remember Phil Everly
Steve Jennings/WireImage/Taylor Hill/Getty Images
January 4, 2014 11:50 AM ET

A day after the passing of Everly Brothers' Phil Everly, artists influenced by his incredible body of work have started to honor the vocal legend. Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, who this past November released Foreverly, an album-length Everly tribute, passed along their thoughts about the death of the sweet-voiced singer, who died on January 3rd due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

Remember Phil Everly with a playlist of 12 essential tracks

 "I am saddened by the news of the passing of Phil Everly," Armstrong wrote. "The Everly brothers go way back as far as I can remember hearing music. Those harmonies will live on forever." Via his Twitter, the Green Day frontman added: "We're gonna miss you Phil. Gratitude."

"The Everlys had a huge influence on all kinds of musicians," Jones said in a statement. "The high harmonies Phil sang were fluid and so beautiful and always sound effortless in a way that just washes over the listener. He was one of our greats and it's very sad to lose him."

Hear Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones Honor the Everly Brothers

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Madame George”

Van Morrison | 1968

One of the first stream-of-consciousness epics to make it onto a Van Morrison record, his drawn-out farewell to the eccentric "Madame George" lasted nearly 10 minutes, combining ingredients from folk, jazz and classical music. The character that gave the song its title provoked speculation that it was about a drag queen, though Morrison denied this in Rolling Stone. "If you see it as a male or a female or whatever, it's your trip," he remarked. "I see it as a ... a Swiss cheese sandwich. Something like that."

More Song Stories entries »