All was going well at the iHeart Radio Festival. Then Green Day performed and just before closing their set frontman Billie Joe Armstrong flipped out big time.
At first audiences assumed it was just a bit of rocker theatrics when Billie Joe started ranting after being teleprompted that the band had a minute to wrap up their set. But then the profanities got more intense with every other syllable uttered being a swear word. Even Justin Bieber got cussed out though it seemed Billie Joe’s tirade was aimed more at the organizers of the festival for what he alleged as them cutting short the band’s stage time even though it was clearly not the case. All performers were told how long they had and agreed to the set time before performing.
Cussing and swearing done yet still unsatisfied that he hadn’t gotten his point across Billie Joe dramatically trashed his guitar on stage.
Of course all this was caught on camera and now the video of Billie Joe’s temper tantrum has gone viral.
At the time of his meltdown everybody, and it seemed, including the rest of the band members, were clueless as to what was going on. Since then the band has issued an apology through the Associated Press and apologized for the incident. They also admitted that concert host did not cut the band's time short. And Billie Joe is headed to rehab for substance abuse treatment.
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G-Dragon 2013 1st World Tour: One Of A Kind In Malaysia
Date: 22 June 2013 Venue: Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil, KL Time: 8pm
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