Last Lap: Green Day Wrote A Song About Amy Winehouse

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GREEN DAY PAY MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO AMY WINEHOUSE IN NEW SONG
The track will close their upcoming album ¡Dos! And appropriately so, according to Billie Joe Armstrong, who feels connected to the fallen star though they never met. “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 says. Intriguing! [NME]

BEYONCE IS DOING… SOMETHING ON AUGUST 19
Bey posted a cryptic note to her website that says only, “Leave Your Footprint On 19 August 2012.” Even if she’s just clipping her toenails on that day, we’ll watch. [MTV]

MARIAH CAREY JOINS THE BUTLER CAST
Rejoice! The Year of Mimi is upon us, and it include not only new music and American Idol, but also return to the silver screen in Precious (which she was also in) director Lee Daniel’s next film The Butler. [Vulture]

POP MUSIC IS TOO LOUD AND ALL THE SAME
Or so say some scientists. What do you think? [Reuters]

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