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Rome from 'Sublime' -- AMAZING Winehouse Tribute

7/25/2011 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sublime's new frontman Rome was so moved when he heard about Amy Winehouse's passing ... he hit the recording studio and busted out a version of "Rehab" in her honor ... and it's AMAZING.


Rome included this message with the video, "I recorded this tribute for Amy Winehouse after I heard the news of her passing. she is a huge inspiration to my music. We miss you Amy."


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I don't understand why people automatically think someone has bad intentions. I've never heard of Sublime or Rome but I thought he did a great job and even though it wasn't "perfect pitch" it had emotion and you could tell he was sincere. I also agree - put it up for sale with proceeds going to a drug rehab facility and I'll buy it. RIP Amy.

1154 days ago


Regardless of the Doods motives Aint nobody can do a tribute better than
Dood with Awesome ****in vocals And Intense Sincerity so all you haters
who are broke step in his shoes in a little while and smile.wishin u were

1153 days ago

just sayin'    

I am not a fan of Sublime, but that kid's got some blues / soul in him. I think he did a fantastic job and I admire his passion. Where is it said/written that he's even gonna make a dime off that. It's a viral video now.

1153 days ago


This was posted on Rome's twitter page. He did not send it to TMZ for publicity. He was expessing how he feels about Amy's death. YOU DID A FANTASTIC JOB. I don't understand why people are upset about an artist expressing himself. It was real, not self serving.

1153 days ago


Rome is the ****, stop all ur hating. Highest form of flattery. Guy might have been her friend. if u don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all. peace!

1153 days ago


Whats the name of this band? Auto-tune? Oh wow, they're good.

1153 days ago


Say what cha'want....but this guy's version is totally AWESOME!!
Love ya Amy, R.I.P.!!!

1153 days ago


I love this version, and him too!!
I'm gonna go listen to it again and again and again!!!
....they tried to make me go to rehab... (singing)

1153 days ago


Some of the greatest artists struggled with addiction and mental health disorders. Its been do***ented that Beethoven struggled with depression. There's empirical research that discusses correlatives between creativity and mental health. Sadly, Amy Winehouse exhibited many maladaptive coping skills that eventually took her life.

Sad, so many amazing women with great soul and pipes- Janis, Billie, now Amy...I give credit to Rome for recognizing her contributions. TMZ, many of your readers have little understanding of her true talent, and resort to being crass or apathetic. Its too bad that they can't empathize rather than criticize.

1153 days ago


I don't hear any auto tune, just a lot of reverb. It's amazing how quick talentless people are to be criticical of someone doing something they can't. Very good rendition. Rome has a great voice.

1153 days ago


WOW!!!!! It is amazing. I definately like his version better.

1153 days ago


I loved it!! and all of you haters talking **** about Amy, this song, or sublime...ummm...who are you again?? exactly!!! go build a bridge and be respectful.

1153 days ago

Anna Fan    

This is amazing. I've seen Rome with Sublime live before and I thought they were great.. but this is just awesome. Great job, Rome! Love you!

1153 days ago


He sucks. This is no tribute.

1153 days ago


dumbass this is so wack. you suck Rome! what's this take 1 bro, mad cheesy I give no respect to you

1153 days ago
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