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Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong Headed To Rehab After Las Vegas Outburst?

Billie Joe Armstrong Venting His Anger…


Billie Joe Armstrong is reportedly headed to rehab after his now infamous freak-out at the iHeartRadio awards in Las Vegas on Friday. Let’s watch it together, shall we? THEN we’ll talk.

On Sunday, the band posted the following message on their Facebook page:

“Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse. We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances.”

Offended? And just when my indifference towards Green Day was beginning to turn to respect..

Was this outburst really a cry for help and a need for a treatment program? Or was it just a pissed-off rant that Green Day’s handlers are now trying to handle? Maybe I’m biased because I’m always yelling at people after a few drinks, but this seems like nothing more than a ploy to tame the stories and make the the conservative Clear Channel folks happy. You remember who owns Clear Channel, right?  Bain Capital is one of the primary owners of this company…COUGH Romney COUGH.

In all honestly, I’m more entertained by Green Day just yelling at people and making them angry than I have ever been entertained by them just hanging out and making music.

But if this is a legit situation: Godspeed, Billie Joe. Keep on keeping on and not being [fucking] Justin Bieber.

Billie Joe Armstrong Drops The F-Bomb In a Fury At iHeartRadio in Las Vegas Over Performance Being Cut Short

Billie Joe Armstrong Was Not Happy…
Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day, went positively ballistic last night, on stage during the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.

After Usher rudely went approximately 25 minutes over his set time, festival organizers decided it was Green Day who’s set needed to be cut, in order to make room for the other performers. With good reason, this decision was clearly not taken well by Armstrong.

In the short clip, the 40-year-old, married father of two, cuts a song short and let’s loose an expletive-laden tirade after a one minute warning flashes on the teleprompter in front of him. Managing to drop approximately 20 different variations of the f-bomb, Armstrong repeats over and over his disgust for the fact that he’s being cut off, yelling at festival organizers that he has “been around since [fucking] nineteen eighty [fucking] eight” and that he “isn’t [fucking] Justin Bieber, you [motherfuckers].”

Because let’s be real, this is 2012 and you know, nobody would ever dream of cutting Justin Bieber’s set short.

As the crowd goes wild, no doubt enthralled in this totally unexpected punk rock display at the iHeartRadio awards, Armstrong ends his rant by shouting “Let me show you what one [fucking] minute [fucking] means,” before smashing his guitar to pieces and flipping off the camera.

Not quite the Christian Bale freak-out of 2009, but quite impressive nevertheless.

Now excuse me while I go wash my own mouth out with soap.