The Canadian singer transformed the punky gem into a piano-based ballad, its slow tempo and her uniquely warbling intonation giving the cheeky lyrics a much bleaker tone. It was undeniably odd to hear the iconic song in such a different light, but it ended up being lovely. Morissette ended by saying “We love you Billie Joe.” Watch the tribute up top.
Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong entered rehab for alcoholism on Tuesday (September 25), so the band was forced to cancel a slew of appearances this week promoting their new album ¡Uno!. One such appearance was a scheduled performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday, but Alanis Morissette came to the rescue as a late replacement, and to close out the show she covered the band’s 1994 classic “Basket Case.”