Amy Winehouse tribute by Green Day ‘a warning about partying’
11:38 26 July 2012
Wrinkly punk rockers Green Day have written a song about Amy Winehouse – as a warning about partying.
‘Amy’ closes the trio’s upcoming album ‘¡Dos!’ and its theme is the “consequences of the party,” singer Billie Joe Armstrong revealed.
‘Back to Black’ singer Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning at her home in Camden, north London, almost exactly one year ago.
“I didn’t know her, I just thought it was a real tragic loss. It’s interesting because if you think about ‘¡Dos!’, it’s a party record and so at the end of it maybe ‘Amy’ kind of comes across as the consequences of the party,” said Armstrong.
Winehouse’s death was a major blow to music, he said.
“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.
“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.
“Oh my God, this huge musical figure that just got lost and, you know, that sucks,” he told NME magazine.
‘¡Dos!’ will be the second of a three album releases by Green Day