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.