Universal U.K. Boss Says He Destroyed Amy Winehouse's Demos

Universal U.K. Boss Says He Destroyed Amy Winehouse's Demos
The forthcoming Amy documentary means there will be plenty of renewed interest in late soul singer Amy Winehouse. Often that comes with some new music — Kurt Cobain, for example, is getting a posthumous acoustic album. That likely won't be the case with Winehouse, however, as her demos have been destroyed.

Speaking with Billboard, Universal Music U.K. CEO David Joseph said he made sure that all of the singer's demos were destroyed. That way, no one can try to cobble together an album without her approval.

"It was a moral thing," Joseph said. "Taking a stem or a vocal is not ­something that would ever happen on my watch. It now can't happen on anyone else's."

In other words, the 2011 collection Lioness will likely feature the last new Amy Winehouse recordings.

Amy opens in the UK July 3, with a North American release to follow.