This is from a few weeks ago, but I wanted to bring it up in case you may have missed it. Alanis Morissette appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and performed a stripped down cover of Green Day’s
“Basket Case.” Green Day were scheduled to appear that night, but singer Billie Joe Armstrong had checked in to rehab for substance abuse following his expletive-filled meltdown at the
iHeartRadio Music Festival.
It seems to me that she says “We love you Billy Joel” at the end, instead of ‘Billie Joe.’ I found that pretty embarrassing that she doesn’t even know the front man’s name… Don’t you think she oughta know it? Maybe it was just a little slip of the tongue? Or maybe I’m just hearing things.
What do you think of Morissette’s version of the song? Did you find it a nice tribute, or a disgrace to the original? Let me know what you think in the comments!