Music News: Green Day + Norah Jones; Hall of Fame; Rock History

Music News – Green Day, Norah Jones, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

Oct. 23, 2013

Norah Jones - Billie Jo Armstrong (pic courtesy

Norah Jones – Billie Jo Armstrong (pic courtesy

In the ‘Never would I have put those two together’ department,  Norah Jones and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong teamed up to record Foreverly, a track-for-track tribute to the Everly Brothers‘ 1958 album, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us.

Billy Jo and Norah told Stereogum:

“We sang together with Stevie Wonder and his band and a whole bunch of people, that’s how Norah and I first met,” Armstrong says. “Then, well, I got into the Everly Brothers’ record a couple years ago, and I thought it was just beautiful.  I was listening to it every morning for a while off and on. 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. And so my wife said, ‘Why don’t you get Norah Jones to do it?’ and I was like, ‘Well, I kinda know her.’ Well, I mean, we had Stevie Wonder in common. And so I called her and she said yes.”

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

Nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 are:
• The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
• Chic
• Deep Purple
• Peter Gabriel
• Hall and Oates
• Kiss
• LL Cool J
• The Meters
• Nirvana
• N.W.A.
• The Replacements
• Linda Ronstadt
• Cat Stevens
• Link Wray
• Yes
• The Zombies

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will again offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning October 16 and continuing through December 10 at 5 p.m. EST, the public can visit,, and to cast votes for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will constitute a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 inductees.

Rock History October 23

In 1966…At London’s De Lane Lea Studios, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded “Stone Free” and “Hey Joe.”

In 1978…CBS became the first label to start selling their albums for $8.98. Other labels soon followed suit.

In 1980…Signing off work, Mark David Chapman gave his name as “John Lennon.” He killed the Beatle two months later.

In 1998…A federal judge in St. Louis ruled that the Fort Zumwalt High School marching band was not allowed to play Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” in their ‘60s medley. The song was banned by the high school superintendent on the grounds it promoted drug use.

In 1999…Sandra Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos guitarist Cesar Rosas, was discovered missing from their home in Rowland Heights, California. Her half-brother was later found guilty of murdering her.