Get the Latest from Pharrell, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, U2, and More in Our Music/Video Roundup
... be outdone in the soundtrack department, U2 have returned to the small screen with a lyric video for their Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom cut "Ordinary Love." If you like anthemic arena rock and the idea of Bono posing with fake knuckle tattoos, this video is for you. Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones
's Everly Brothers covers LP, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, is streaming in its entirety for your listening pleasure, while Montreal-based art rockers Filthy Haanz give us some visual eye candy with an official music video for "Magic Octopussy" and live clip for "Closer to the Sun." Last but not least, Manitoban metalheads KEN Mode continue their glorious year with a slow-motion video for their tension-building post-rock number "Romeo Must Never Know" off of this year's Entrench LP. Tide yourself over by watching the sweat-soaked three-piece in all their sonic glory until their next Canadian tour. Check out Exclaim!'s Music/Video page to find more of the latest albums, songs and videos available every day. Get the Latest from Pharrell, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones
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... In anticipation for the album's November 25th release, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones
have offered up a free album stream to fans. The unlikely pairing of Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, with pop-jazz singer-songwriter Norah Jones
, is not what you would expect. Somehow the two have managed to create something coherent regardless of the two separate backgrounds. You can stream their album, 'Foreverly', over at Amazon right up until its release on November 25th. Have Your Say Stay updated with your free Music News daily newsletter. Subscribe here now! Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones
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... Armstrong said: "She was staying in a certain hotel and she was saying: 'Yeah I'm staying at blah blah place', and I wrote back: 'Oh! I stayed there before. I got thrown out for throwing a TV out the window! 'and she wrote back: 'I'm too lazy to do something like that', And then I go, 'Well I was really dumb. I'll tell you what: You teach me how to be lazy, and I'll teach you how to be dumb'." Listen to Foreverly in full below Foreverly is released on Monday 25 November, 2013. Below: Photos of Green Day brining mayhem to Emirates Stadium, London Billie Joe Armstrong + Norah Jones
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Norah Jones (March 30, 1979)
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She attended the same arts-oriented high school in Dallas, Texas that soul singer Erykah Badu did: Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Jones considers herself a fan of "old music." She cites Bill Evans, Billie Holliday, Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles as examples. That type of music, she says, "is just so badass and original."
She plays with a trio that consists of guitarist Adam Levy, bassist Lee Alexander, and drummer Andy Borger. Alexander is her current boyfriend. She has also played with the funk-fusion group Wax Poetic. She was also a member of Laszlo in North Texas.
Although today she makes her music with her voice and a piano, she began her musical career in junior high with the alto saxophone.
Jones briefly attended the music program at the University of North Texas before moving to New York City after two years there.
On the night of her 21st birthday, she was heard by music-industry accountant Shell White, who got her demo to the President of Blue Note Records, the famous jazz record label. Soon, she was signed.
She is the daughter of Ravi Shankar, a famous Indian musician known for teaching George Harrison how to play the sitar. He is 59 years older than Norah, and was estranged from her most of her life. She has seen him infrequently and although they still keep in touch, she doesn't like to be thought of as "Ravi Shankar's daughter." Jones' mother is a New York concert promoter named Sue Jones.
Her cuss phrase of choice is "Suck my ass," which she knows in Dutch and German.
On her first album, there are guest appearances by jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and session drummer Brian Blade.
At the Grammys in 2003, she won all 5 awards she was nominated for. Her acceptance speeches were not all smooth. At one point she banged the award into the microphone, and while accepting the Best New Artist Grammy, she accidentally said "S--t."
She formed a Country side project with boyfriend Lee Alexander called "The Little Willies", a tribute (kind of) to Willie Nelson. They play several cover tunes and some originals. One of the most humorous is, "Lou Reed": "You may think I'm trippin' but I swear I saw Lou Reed cowtippin'." (thanks, Lee - Mobile, AL)
The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Shaun Morgan of Seether
Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.
Joshua Scott Jones explains why he's always asking forgiveness from his musical partner, who's also his girlfriend.