Amy

Album: ¡Dos! (2012)
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  • Green Day close their ¡Dos! album with this rock 'n' roll tribute to Amy Winehouse. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told NME: "I didn't know her, I just thought it was a tragic loss. It's interesting because of 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. It 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. 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."

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