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.
“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.”