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Green Day has confirmed that a song called "Amy" from the band's upcoming album Dos! is a tribute to late British singer Amy Winehouse. Speaking with the U.K.'s 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 added about Winehouse, "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."
Winehouse died in July 2011 of alcohol poisoning after many years of drug and alcohol abuse.
Green Day premiered "Amy" live at a club show in California last August.
Dos! is the second of three new albums coming out from Green Day between September and January. Uno! arrives on September 25th, Dos! will be released on November 13th and Tre! will come on January 15th.
The first single from Uno!, called "Oh Love," debuted at Number One on Billboard's Rock Songs chart, making Green Day just the third act after Linkin Park and Foo Fighters to have a song enter the chart in the top spot.
The single is currently a Top 10 track at Modern Rock and inching closer to the Top 10 at Active Rock.