Green Day have written a song Amy as a tribute to Amy Winehouse that will appear on an upcoming album.

Frontman Billy-Joe Armstrong told NME, "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."

The band are working on an album trilogy with the first installment ¡Uno! to be released in September.

Amy will appear on the second album in the trilogy ¡Dos! and Armstrong said, "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."

¡Dos! is due for release in November with the final installment ¡Tre! out in January.