Green Day Pay Tribute to Amy Winehouse on New Album

2012-07-30

Story by Charles Ken

Pop-punk band Green Day have penned a new song about the late Amy Winehouse

Green Day are paying tribute to the late Amy Winehouse as part of their forthcoming album trilogy. Singer Billie Joe Armstrong has dropped the news that the trilogy’s second release, “¡Dos!,” will include a track called “Amy,” which the pop-punk trio have recorded in honor of the famed singer.

“[Her death] happened last summer, around this time I believe, and I just thought her music and her taste in music was so connected to old soul music and the original Motown and Otis Redding and Sam Cooke and things like that,” Armstrong recently told NME. “And I think that was a major loss because that was a generation’s connection to that, and this was someone who should be here now and I just felt really sad.”

Armstrong also said that “Amy” is appropriate to the theme of “¡Dos!” and the rest of the tracks on the album. “I didn’t know her, I just thought it was a real tragic loss,” he said. “It’s interesting because if you think about ‘¡Dos!’, it’s a party record, and so at the end of it ‘Amy’ kind of comes across as the consequences of the party.”

Green Day’s first disc in the trilogy, “¡Uno!,” is scheduled to hit retail stores and online outlets on Sept. 25. As for the other albums, “¡Dos!” and “¡Tré!,” are set to drop on Nov. 13, 2012, and January 15, 2013, respectively.

 




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