Miranda Lambert, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Teaming up for Phil Everly Tribute at 2014 Grammy Awards
In one of the unlikelier pairings at the 2014 Grammy Awards, Miranda Lambert will team up with Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong to pay musical tribute to the late great Phil Everly.
Everly and his older brother Don shot to fame as the Everly Brothers in the late ’50s with hits including ‘Bye Bye Love,’ ‘Wake Up Little Susie,’ ‘All I Have to Do Is Dream,’ ‘Bird Dog’ and ‘Cathy’s Clown.’ The brothers were among the progenitors of the rock and roll era, but their influence also extended well into country.
Phil Everly passed away on Jan. 3 at the age of 74, due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Lambert and Armstrong will reportedly perform 'When Will I Be Loved' on the live Grammy broadcast.
“It’s really cool to perform this song,” Lambert states (quote via Examiner). ”I’ve been doing the Linda Ronstadt version of ‘When Will I Be Loved’ for a long time.”
The above picture appears to depict the pair rehearsing their number for the awards show. Lambert admits it will be a different take on the song.
“Doing the original version is really cool. To do [the song] with Billie Joe Armstrong, I’ve never really [performed] with someone from a totally different genre,” she adds. “We were listening to Billie Joe and Norah [Jones] on the way here, and his voice sounds so amazing on this kind of music. We’re so excited about this collaboration. We’ve been texting. I think it’s gonna be really cool."
Armstrong joined up with Jones for the 2013 album 'Foreverly,' on which the pair re-imagined the 1958 Everly Brothers album 'Songs Our Daddy Taught Us' in its entirety.
The 2014 Grammy Awards will air live on Sunday (Jan. 26) at 8PM ET on CBS.