The tribute to the late singer will feature on the second of their three upcoming albums, ‘Dos!’. The second album is a party album, the band told NME, and ‘Amy’ will be about the consequences following the party.
Speaking to NME, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said: “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.”
Armstrong went on to talk about Winehouse’s legacy
, adding: “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.
“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.”
Green Day recently premiered new song ‘Oh Love’ from upcoming album ‘Uno!’.
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