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Sun Sep 23, 2012, 08:47 PM

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Seeking Substance Abuse Treatment After Vegas Meltdown

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Billie Joe Armstrong Seeking Substance Abuse Treatment After Vegas Meltdown

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/billie-joe-armstrong-seeking-substance-abuse-treatment-after-vegas-meltdown-20120923



By Miriam Coleman
September 23, 2012 4:20 PM ET

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is seeking treatment for substance abuse, his bandmates have announced. Green Day posted the news in a statement on their Facebook page on Sunday, two days after Armstrong made waves with a profanity-riddled tantrum at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

Billboard reported that a sign indicating that the band had one minute left of their set on Friday night triggered Armstrong's meltdown, along with accusations that the festival organizers were cutting the band short. Armstrong ended the set by smashing up his guitar, saying "Let me show you what one minute fucking means."

"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," the band's statement says. "We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances."

The band's new album, Uno, comes out on Tuesday.

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Reply Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Seeking Substance Abuse Treatment After Vegas Meltdown (Original post)
Amerigo Vespucci Sep 2012 OP
Cha Sep 2012 #1
LeftyMom Sep 2012 #2
chowder66 Sep 2012 #3
Brickbat Sep 2012 #4
JI7 Sep 2012 #5
BOG PERSON Sep 2012 #6
Jennicut Sep 2012 #7
aikoaiko Sep 2012 #8
lonestarnot Sep 2012 #9
Mike Daniels Sep 2012 #10
porphyrian Sep 2012 #11
Stinky The Clown Sep 2012 #12

Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 08:49 PM

1. I hope he does

get what he needs!

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 08:50 PM

2. I hope they treat whatever causes that ridiculous fake accent.

He's from fucking Oakland, I don't know who he thinks he's fooling.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:07 PM

3. Good call..seeking help.

He'll be okay.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:11 PM

4. It's always sad when the music isn't enough.

Hope he works through it.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:13 PM

5. is he going to apologize to beeber ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:31 PM

6. the real scandal here is a forty year old man with emo hair

"civilization is coming to an end, you understand"

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Response to BOG PERSON (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:37 PM

7. Ha! It's a look no one over the age of say 16 should try.

But he does write/sing/play great music so I'll let it pass.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:44 PM

8. A necessary step for the VH1 Behind the Music special.


Hope he fares well.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:16 AM

9. Appologize to clear channel? hmmmmf. Best wishes to Billy Joe Armstrong. Clear channel lickers

not so much.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:34 AM

10. Well, the festival is their (Clear Channel) event.

I would think an apology is in order given he flew off the handle regarding something that had no bearing on him.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:36 AM

11. Can we stop calling him "punk" now?

 

I think he's talented, I like his politics and I hope he gets better, but no punk goes to rehab, by definition.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:51 AM

12. It is sad to see yet another entertainer seek substance abuse treatment when at a creer high point.

But it is not GD material. Please feel free to repost in a more appropriate forum or group.

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