News | Entertainment
21 Apr 2015 21:43
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Green Day's Amy Winehouse tribute is a reminder of "the consequences of the party."

    The second of the group's forthcoming three albums, '¡Dos!', ends with a song called 'Amy' - written for the late singer following her death of accidental alcohol poisoning a year ago - and singer Billie Joe Armstrong believes it is a fitting finale for the "party" record.


    He told NME magazine: "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."

    Billie Joe admits he felt "really sad" after 'Back to Black' singer Amy died because she was a direct link between today's teenagers and the soul music of previous generations.

    He explained: "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."

    Green Day's album trilogy, '¡Uno!', '¡Dos!' and '¡Tre!' will be released between September and January next year.

    © 2015 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     21 Apr: Sam Smith received dieting advice from Beyoncé
     21 Apr: Kylie Jenner suffers from low self-esteem
     21 Apr: Justin Bieber isn't ready to settle down
     21 Apr: Mindy Kaling thinks Reese Witherspoon is an "icon"
     21 Apr: Russell Crowe believes he has changed since becoming a father
     21 Apr: Gwyneth Paltrow's perspective has been "forever altered" by her $29 food challenge
     21 Apr: Zoe Saldana says being focused on yourself doesn't have to mean being selfish
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Highlanders look to reinforcements More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    NZ stocks under selling pressure More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Sam Smith received dieting advice from Beyoncé 21:36

    Law and Order:
    NZ-trained doctor fined over certificates 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Kylie Jenner suffers from low self-esteem 21:06

    Entertainment:
    Justin Bieber isn't ready to settle down 20:36

    Entertainment:
    Mindy Kaling thinks Reese Witherspoon is an "icon" 20:06

    Entertainment:
    Russell Crowe believes he has changed since becoming a father 19:36

    Entertainment:
    Gwyneth Paltrow's perspective has been "forever altered" by her $29 food challenge 19:06

    Business:
    NZ stocks under selling pressure 18:57

    Rugby League:
    Hurrell dropped for Anzac Day match 18:37

    Entertainment:
    Zoe Saldana says being focused on yourself doesn't have to mean being selfish 18:36


     News Search






    Power Search


    Click for info on advertising with WebAds
    © 2015 New Zealand City Ltd