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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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76.

Calgal    

iHeart Festival is put on by Clear Channel. Clear Channel are the biggest radio station owners in the country. Every city has Clear Channel on their dial. If you piss off Clear Channel, say goodbye to your airplay. Probably the worst place he could have made those comments. Anywhere else, you wouldn't even be reading about it. Corporate radio sucks.

706 days ago
77.

Zodd    

Do they have rehab for 40-year-olds who still think they're 20?

706 days ago
78.

squeakermama    

He made not have said it the best way but the man has a very valid point! Get yourself healthy.

706 days ago
79.

Michael Kans    

i think he has too much Obama up his ass

706 days ago
80.

surroundedbyidiots    

lmfao seriously?? this is a big deal?? it's green day. they've been wasted and swearing and breaking **** for 20 years. of course he was high at america's got talent/the grammys/wherethe****ever. why is anyone even surprised? i'v seen him drop kick a guy in the crowd from the stage at a show. they don't need to apologize for ****. if anything, clear channel and iheart radio should thank them. no one's talking about any one else's performance from that night, that's for damn sure. GD's been touring hard, consistently cranking out tunes, and rocking for longer than most of the people at that show have even been alive. they can do whatever the **** they want.

706 days ago
81.

DrTyrell    

I'm really disappointed by this development. He was 100% within his rights to complain. He has talent. The rest have prerecorded auto-tuned crap to offer the audience. I say REVOKE this rehab crap and go right out on tour with a new symbol of the middle finger.

706 days ago
82.

tdp    

Green day are a bunch of weak wanta be punk kids. Always have sucked and are for young chicks that think they know punk. Green day sux . weak azz want to be band.

706 days ago
83.

black or white    

wake me up when september ends

706 days ago
84.

Everyones~A~Star    

I grew up with green day and love their music hope they get back to it soon

706 days ago
85.

Ric    

HIM AND HIS BAND ARE A BUNCH OF LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSERS!

706 days ago
86.

writenow    

Best of luck to him.

706 days ago
87.

Ummmm    

WTF Was wrong with that they are a punk rock band???? I am confuzzed!!! That was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

706 days ago
88.

News Flash     

Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Bieber!!!

706 days ago
89.

roll3567    

What's the big deal, frankly I think he's right. Green Day were one of the festivals headliners. they used billy joe in all the festivals promos and media . It's called rock n roll...Im no super fan, but I say god bless billy joe and Green Day!

something tells me they will not be invited back next year.

706 days ago
90.

jase7430    

That was Rock & Roll. Glad it's still somewhat alive.

706 days ago
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