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Green Day Frontman

Enters Rehab

After On-Stage Meltdown

9/23/2012 12:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Green Day's front man Billie Joe Armstrong is entering rehab for substance abuse ... a rep for the band tells TMZ.

The news comes just two days after Armstrong went ballistic in Vegas during a performance at the iHeart Radio Music Festival. He was videotaped screaming obscenities, slamming Justin Bieber and violently smashing his guitar on-stage.

The band's rep tells TMZ,  "Green day wants to apologize to those they offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas."



The rep adds, "The band regretfully must postpone some of their upcoming promotional appearances.“

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61.

heather    

I really hope this is a PR cover up to make Clear Channel love Green Day again. Green Day's label knows that if you piss off Clear Channel, they won't play their music! Billie Joe's rant was awesome, and I've loved Green Day forever..so I really hope he is OK and this is a big cover-up/apology to Clear Channel (who really shouldn't even be offended, they should be happy that a real artist performed at their stupid iheartradio crapfest)

696 days ago
62.

JulesinSD    

“KNUCKLEDRAGGER Leftist loon? I just took a cruise of your posts on here and you constantly reference political sides. Rock&Roll isn't about politics!”

LIAR! Bruce Sprinsteen, Dave Matthews, Gwen Stephie, Jay Z, Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, Heart, R.E.M., Blondie, Lady Ga Ga, Madonna, Green Day to name a few -- have ALL come out and shilled for the OBAMAS! BIG TIME!!!! Liar, liar pants of fire!!!!

696 days ago
63.

I am Spartacus    

These guys used to rock until they completely sold out. The Billie Joe from the Dookie days would kick this Billie Joe's ass for being such a *ussy.

696 days ago
64.

LL    

This Story is why everything is wrong with modern social engineered society !!!
The man was angry and rightfully so for being given 45 minutes and then having 50% of his set time cut short over Usher's indulgences! he rants and expresses his anger righteously and reminds people that he has been in the industry/business since 1988 ( which he has and they Usher and Beiber clearly haven't ) and he is now being sent to re-hab??? for what re-education?? there is obviously something horribly wrong with this media obsession with rehab which is really an indoctrination centre fo the 12 step religion and social engineering so now a Rocker not hip hop or Pop but a Rocker/Punk gets sent to rehab for expressing anger????? WTF!!!!?
Please wake up people
The man deserves and needs an apology not mind programming
Oh and why not just extend the whole show so that the production crews,PAs drivers etc.... can make a little extra cash in this economy but no no logic in that ( there was a time when there was double time and then golden time in pay and production schedules to accommodate for such unexpected incidents

696 days ago
65.

mc    

umm yeah green day sucks. poppiest "punk" band, right up there with avril lavigne

696 days ago
66.

cheryl    

Um seriously? Rock stars destroy guitars on stage all the time...that's what rock stars do. This is not news.

696 days ago
67.

TheMachine1    

"Rehab" is a total scam. A way to separate fools from their money. Or a way for a rich person to buy an indulgence from the medical community to say they are clean and get a pass/excuse on past bad behavior. You have to want to be clean for it to work and if you are really ready to be clean you don't need expensive "Rehab".

696 days ago
68.

devin    

no one seems offended...

696 days ago
69.

Christi    

Their music still sucks, it is steps above justin, but it still sucks. And I don't think the band is really sorry, I saw the bass player smashing his guitar too.

696 days ago
70.

Maggie    

And we're supposed to listen to this moron's views on politics? He has no right to call anyone an
"American Idiot".

696 days ago
71.

BellaBoo    

He really didn't go *that* "ballistic"...

696 days ago
72.

DaveT    

Justin Bieber forgives Billie, 'cause Justin's that cool

696 days ago
73.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

Fool look like his daddy was McCartney and his mama was Alice........Cooper

696 days ago
74.

elm    

He wishes he was Bieber. Jealousy does not become him.

696 days ago
75.

Diamond Goddess!    

Good!

696 days ago
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