Green Day Write Song In Tribute To Amy Winehouse

Green Day have revealed that song "Amy" was written in response to the singer's death last year.

Green Day Write Song In Tribute To Amy Winehouse
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The punk veterans Green Day are readying to release their three-album trilogy "¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!". And now they have revealed that one of the 38 songs, "Amy", was written in response to the singer's death last year. The track comes at the end of the second album, "¡Dos!", Billie Joe Armstrong told NME: "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 'Amy' kind of comes across as the consequences of the party." He explained how he felt a connection had been lost musically, saying: "[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. 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." "¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!" will be released in three stages, with the first album "¡Uno!" coming out on September 24. The second LP "¡Dos!" comes out on November 12 and "¡Tré!" on January 14, 2013 Thanks to NME for the report.

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    metallica-#1
    And also, you can probably guarantee Mitch Winehouse is gunna want some royalties for this
    D4CE
    metallimaiden90 wrote: D4CE wrote: 38 songs.. Holy crap.. 38 2 minute songs with 3 power chords. 1 Dream Theater album is longer than this.
    The lead single of the first album was like 5 minutes or so :p
    D4CE
    metallimaiden90 wrote: D4CE wrote: metallimaiden90 wrote: D4CE wrote: 38 songs.. Holy crap.. 38 2 minute songs with 3 power chords. 1 Dream Theater album is longer than this. The lead single of the first album was like 5 minutes or so :p Yeah , but it was still the same chords repeating wasn't it?
    I didn't say it was good
    Maestro1600
    Absurder22 wrote: Cos that useless twat needed a song dedicated to her memory(outside of the fact that her existence was nothing but to serve as an example). Unless it's negative I support Greenday even less because of this. What;s next, is BJA gunna become a judge on American Idol?
    You support Green Day EVEN LESS? Assuming you didn't buy there albums or go to their shows before, what're you going to do now? Write some anti-Green Day pamphlets? Get a megaphone and stand in the middle of town slagging them off? Egg their houses?
    ccannon1
    This is super old news. They wrote this song (And I'm pretty sure UG reported on it) the week that Amy died. Don't report old news UG.
    cyanide02
    D4CE wrote: metallimaiden90 wrote: D4CE wrote: 38 songs.. Holy crap.. 38 2 minute songs with 3 power chords. 1 Dream Theater album is longer than this. The lead single of the first album was like 5 minutes or so :p
    You beat me to it lol!
    smittyanthrax
    metallica-#1 wrote: And also, you can probably guarantee Mitch Winehouse is gunna want some royalties for this
    Dont know why this is downvoted its the truth.
    sacamano79
    A song dedication? Original. My band went as far as to make our name a tribute. -Whitney's Overdose.
    spiff-corgi
    Amy Winehouse was just awful. About a month before she died there were videos doing the rounds of her failing to form a coherent sentence at one of her shows, and relying entirely on her backup band to pick up the slack as she fell about the stage mumbling. Then she died and everyone went on about how amazing she was. Yes, she had a period where she was talented enough to get people back into a genre that was virtually dead, but that talent was short-lived and followed by years of being a disgrace.
    $hithappen$16
    I'm actually really looking forward to hearing that track. I'm a huge fan of Amy and I was really hurt and disappointed when she passed away. I think it's really nice of him to acknowledge her on the new record
    GreenDayNimrod.
    You may not like her, you may not like Green Day or this song, but atleast have a heart to admit that it's sad that she died and that writing a song dedicated to her was a nice and beautiful thing to do. And you seriously think Billie wrote this to make cash and get publicity?:/ SERiOUSLY! Get a life, they are really good people a they have ALLWAYS been. Just because Greeb Day is a popular band doesn't mean they don't have feelings, everything they write comes from their heart (except maybe Fuck Time, that's a joke). So stop hating, because you don't even know them. They are also people, people with fellings. What many people don't think about when they critisise celebrities, is that it may hurt them, like this, how do you know they wrote it to get publicity? It's just stupid to critisise people when you don't have a proper argument. Imagine if you wrote a song dedicated to someone who died, and you wrote it because the death made you sad, and then people says that you did it to get publicity. It's just heartless to do so. Plus, if any of you wouldn't say any of those bad stuff about someone who isn't famous, even if you don't like the person, then you shuldn't say such things about celebrities. And I've on only speaked the truth.
    Ironpriest
    [quote] 38 2 minute songs with 3 power chords. 1 Dream Theater album is longer than this. [quote] So? What on earth has Dream Theatre got to do with Green Day?
    Absurder22
    Cos that useless twat needed a song dedicated to her memory(outside of the fact that her existence was nothing but to serve as an example). Unless it's negative I support Greenday even less because of this. What;s next, is BJA gunna become a judge on American Idol?
    wilsonhaley459
    she was amazing and died to soon, and green day is so great for this song... she was and still my favorite. and i think you have to be really low to talk badly about someone who can not defend herself. and who are you to say that someones life was nothing... she might have died at an early age but she made her dreams come true. and made millions of people around the world happy... and you are here wasting your time talking about someone who made something of her life.people are not perfect and she was not perfect but she was a good person. and i just dont understand how people are comfortable with talking badly about someone who cant defend themself... so i am going to do it for her. im am not trying to be rude, just sayin that you might not like her,but we dont need to know.
    wilsonhaley459
    she was amazing and died to soon, and green day is so great for this song... she was and still my favorite. and i think you have to be really low to talk badly about someone who can not defend herself. and who are you to say that someones life was nothing... she might have died at an early age but she made her dreams come true. and made millions of people around the world happy... and you are here wasting your time talking about someone who made something of her life.people are not perfect and she was not perfect but she was a good person. and i just dont understand how people are comfortable with talking badly about someone who cant defend themself... so i am going to do it for her. im am not trying to be rude, just sayin that you might not like her,but we dont need to know.
    wilsonhaley459
    she was amazing and died to soon, and green day is so great for this song... she was and still my favorite. and i think you have to be really low to talk badly about someone who can not defend herself. and who are you to say that someones life was nothing... she might have died at an early age but she made her dreams come true. and made millions of people around the world happy... and you are here wasting your time talking about someone who made something of her life.people are not perfect and she was not perfect but she was a good person. and i just dont understand how people are comfortable with talking badly about someone who cant defend themself... so i am going to do it for her. im am not trying to be rude, just sayin that you might not like her,but we dont need to know.
    alexjep93
    Pukka-VCU wrote: Absurder22 wrote: What;s next, is BJA gunna become a judge on American Idol? Actually he's a judge on The Voice this season lol.
    actually he's only a mentor, so its just one episode I'm pretty sure
    JayMichaelRayne
    but i heard a green day song called "amy" long ago. i am not kidding 'cause i have no reason to do this.
    metallica-#1
    $hithappen$16 wrote: I'm actually really looking forward to hearing that track. I'm a huge fan of Amy and I was really hurt and disappointed when she passed away. I think it's really nice of him to acknowledge her on the new record
    You can hear it now (although not in studio quality). They played it live last year
    Pukka-VCU
    Absurder22 wrote: What;s next, is BJA gunna become a judge on American Idol?
    Actually he's a judge on The Voice this season lol.
    Crim_Graveyard
    wow i wouldnt expect these guys jumping on this bandwagon. but hey gotta get in the news somehow
    Modest Mastodon
    Why do you love this band so much, ultimate-guitar? They aren't THAT great, in fact they are quite mediocre. At least its about music, i suppose.
    GreenDayNimrod.
    aldogia wrote: GreenDayNimrod. wrote: You may not like her, you may not like Green Day or this song, but atleast have a heart to admit that it's sad that she died and that writing a song dedicated to her was a nice and beautiful thing to do. And you seriously think Billie wrote this to make cash and get publicity?:/ SERiOUSLY! Get a life, they are really good people a they have ALLWAYS been. Just because Greeb Day is a popular band doesn't mean they don't have feelings, everything they write comes from their heart (except maybe Fuck Time, that's a joke). So stop hating, because you don't even know them. They are also people, people with fellings. What many people don't think about when they critisise celebrities, is that it may hurt them, like this, how do you know they wrote it to get publicity? It's just stupid to critisise people when you don't have a proper argument. Imagine if you wrote a song dedicated to someone who died, and you wrote it because the death made you sad, and then people says that you did it to get publicity. It's just heartless to do so. Plus, if any of you wouldn't say any of those bad stuff about someone who isn't famous, even if you don't like the person, then you shuldn't say such things about celebrities. And I've on only speaked the truth. I never said I dont like her. In response to your comment re-read this part: 'Oh my God, this huge musical figure that just got lost' and, you know, that sucks." Sounds like they reealy gave a crap. "THAT SUCKS"...he sounds so cut up about her death it brought tears to my syncial little eyes. Nice guy. I really hope someone says "that sucks" at my funeral....how moving. Wont you tell me how they are sad about her death again?? And how they are profiting from her death by publicising their new album using her name? Im sure they will donate a huge portion of their profits to her drug rehab, or even try to re-awakening love for "old soul" music. Sure...theyre really good guys.
    You know what, they didn't know her, therefore they maybe didn't cry or something. What do you expect them to say, "Oh, she was a huge part of my life"? Seriously? What the f**k, do you think I'd listened to her before she died, no I didn't but that doesn't mean it didn't make me sad. I thought it sucked that se died, I thought it sucked cause someone died and she was actually one of the only people left who did real soul/motown music. And the biggest reason that made me sad was that someone died, just like Green Day thought. So shut up and stop complaining. Have you listened to the song or maybe read the lyrics? If not, then do so, it may change your mind. Oh, and another thing that may change your mind, he wrote it just a few minutes before a show, do you realy think he went like "Hey guys, what do ya' say about me using a celebrities death to get money?". Here's a link for a bad audio version live at Tiki Bar.
    You could atleast try it.
    K!!LsWiTcH
    john kimble was such a good troll. i havent seen him make one comment in about a month but everyone else always mentions him. success
    acc_corey3
    uh, did anybody notice that this song is actually a steal from All I've got to do from The Beatles? sad to say the least lol
    alles7
    Absurder22 wrote: Cos that useless twat needed a song dedicated to her memory(outside of the fact that her existence was nothing but to serve as an example). Unless it's negative I support Greenday even less because of this. What;s next, is BJA gunna become a judge on American Idol?
    probally.
    aldogia
    Oh my crap. The headline should read.."green day: they'll do pretty much anything for publicity". They are retarded.
    rokr258
    they were sad because she was the only one left who wore more eyeliner. #sorryguysneededtobesaid
    GreenDayNimrod.
    "Shut your mouth cause you're talking to much and I don't give a **** anyway. You allways seem to be stepping in shit and all you realy do is complain.-Let Yourself Go
    aldogia
    GreenDayNimrod. wrote: "Shut your mouth cause you're talking to much and I don't give a **** anyway. You allways seem to be stepping in shit and all you realy do is complain.-Let Yourself Go
    Its okay dude, people disagree on stuff all the time. There is no disgrace to like Green Day, and your comments are perfectly valid in your own opinion. My opinions differ from yours, and I stand by them. I doubt I will ever convince you, especially in light of the fact that your such a huge fan. I used to like Green Day, but felt that they sold out to make money. They used to be a really cool band, then they started to wear eye liner and sing jaded political songs etc. They used to be a really happy go lucky "f**ck the man" type band. (Have a listen to their earlier music if you havent already) I (personally) feel like they re-invented themselves so they could be more main stream. I think that if you had gone to them when they first started out and said "this is what you will be like as a band in 10 years time", that they would have disbelievigly laughed you off. Hence why its not so far fetched for me to believe that they wrote the song to sell records. Because (again) in my opinion, that is what they did so many years ago. They have shown to me that they really care more about their bottom line. Your response?
    aldogia
    GreenDayNimrod. wrote: You may not like her, you may not like Green Day or this song, but atleast have a heart to admit that it's sad that she died and that writing a song dedicated to her was a nice and beautiful thing to do. And you seriously think Billie wrote this to make cash and get publicity?:/ SERiOUSLY! Get a life, they are really good people a they have ALLWAYS been. Just because Greeb Day is a popular band doesn't mean they don't have feelings, everything they write comes from their heart (except maybe Fuck Time, that's a joke). So stop hating, because you don't even know them. They are also people, people with fellings. What many people don't think about when they critisise celebrities, is that it may hurt them, like this, how do you know they wrote it to get publicity? It's just stupid to critisise people when you don't have a proper argument. Imagine if you wrote a song dedicated to someone who died, and you wrote it because the death made you sad, and then people says that you did it to get publicity. It's just heartless to do so. Plus, if any of you wouldn't say any of those bad stuff about someone who isn't famous, even if you don't like the person, then you shuldn't say such things about celebrities. And I've on only speaked the truth.
    I never said I dont like her. In response to your comment re-read this part: 'Oh my God, this huge musical figure that just got lost' and, you know, that sucks." Sounds like they reealy gave a crap. "THAT SUCKS"...he sounds so cut up about her death it brought tears to my syncial little eyes. Nice guy. I really hope someone says "that sucks" at my funeral....how moving. Wont you tell me how they are sad about her death again?? And how they are profiting from her death by publicising their new album using her name? Im sure they will donate a huge portion of their profits to her drug rehab, or even try to re-awakening love for "old soul" music. Sure...theyre really good guys.
    Molomono
    Wait, what are they paying tribute to? How did Amy effect their sound? I mean if one of the band members knew Amy then fine make a tribute song, but to write a tribute song about an artist who in no way relates to you or the band is blatant easy publicity.
    vaca11
    i guess 2 DT songs will be equal to their 38.. since they got 40 mins long ones