Posted in music on September 23, 2012

Green Day Meltdown

And just when we were starting to wonder if Billy's freak out was a PR stunt, Green Day announces:

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.
As AP points out "Sunday's announcement by the band's rep comes after the rock frontman had a meltdown onstage at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas."

Which appearances are being cancelled is unclear, but the band is supposed to be on Kimmel and Ellen this week along with some other California gigs. Their proper tour with Best Coast doesn't start for a while though. Take care Billie Joe.

Watch the on-stage freakout HERE.

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Comments (62)

Take care Billy Joel!

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 4:41 PM

anyone else really surprised by this

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 4:41 PM

Despite all this cage I'm still just a page in a book- Bob Nastanovich

Posted by Crooked Rainx2 (!) | September 23, 2012 4:42 PM

I've seen him drunk before but I've never seen him like that

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 4:44 PM

poor guy

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 4:44 PM

Glad this happened after the Irving Plaza show...that was fun.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 4:44 PM

And on a completely unrelated note, Green Day's new album will be released September 25th, 2012 in the United States.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 4:48 PM

That is called.a meltdown these days?
So what term would be used for Mitt's week?

Posted by ME | September 23, 2012 4:50 PM

rehab and sextapes, the way to publicity/celebrity in this day and age

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 4:53 PM

we're sorry Clear Channel, we're so, so sorry. i'll go to rehab now

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 4:55 PM

as 4:55pm said, this totally seems like a 'we're sorry clear channel' concession

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 4:58 PM

he's been drinking for years this was probably the tipping point

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 4:59 PM

pedal backwards.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 5:11 PM

What a fucking pussy. Bent over and spread for Clear Channel. Punk rock indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 5:15 PM

I thought Billy Joel already went to rehab after he crashed his car into a tree?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 5:33 PM

Someone named Billie Joe has a substance abuse problem? Shocked.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 5:38 PM

if thom yorke went to rehab you would all support him

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 5:38 PM

Someone named Billie Joe has a substance abuse problem? Shock of shocks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 5:38 PM

I can't decide if this makes the meltdown more or less punk.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 5:46 PM

We didnt start the fire.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 5:55 PM

Joe Dirt

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 6:15 PM

please leave bob nastanovich out of this

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 6:20 PM

Is there a local rehab for hummus addiction?
I need to check in pronto!

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 6:31 PM

So screw everyone else greenday is way fucking better than Justin bieber and anyone else good for him for not holding back he shouldn't have a bad rep now because he spoke his mind I'm glad Billie Joe said it because someone obviously had to

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 6:36 PM

one three four two five

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 6:42 PM

6:36 - Hey Alexis...you can try posting anonymously if you want, but your wonton lack of punctuation and disrespect for the English language will give you away every time.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 6:50 PM

Wouldn't it be awesome if they made an episode of "Intervention" out of this?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 6:59 PM

Fuck this dude for constantly talking shit about Sonic Youth on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 7:09 PM

I want to go to Rehab too.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 7:09 PM

Rehab is for people without will power.

Reality is for people who can't handle drugs.

Green day is music for people who purchase couture punk clothing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 7:15 PM

what the fuck is couture? and who said this was billy joel? isn't he the gay geezer who wrote about jets or something?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 7:23 PM

^You are either troll joking or too young to be up and out of bed right now. "Benny & The Jets" was Elton John...not Billy Joel...not that either have anything to do with the subject of this post.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 7:42 PM

I read somewhere that billy joel is actually billy joe's musical mentor. An anyone confirm?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 7:46 PM

Check himself into rehab? he should have said
No No No Maybe he could even write a song about it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 7:48 PM

Green Day is fucking terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 7:52 PM

OK, forget the rehab part--whatever, who cares.

They fucking *apologized to Clear Channel.* For saying bad words.

Unreal.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 7:58 PM

I think Rober Palmer said it best:

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it, Billie Joe's addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 8:31 PM

Ooooh. A 'punk' band lead singer, having a 'meltdown' AT THE I HEART RADIO FESTIVAL.

Puhleeze.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 8:40 PM

Great, I would like view this show!!

Posted by assessoria de marketing | September 23, 2012 9:02 PM

Any word from the Justin Bieber camp?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 9:25 PM

sad to hear this

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 11:19 PM

RIP Robert Palmer

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2012 11:55 PM

Mall rock for the kids. No thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 12:31 AM

Wake me up when this(September) ends

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 12:46 AM

Didn't this guy die on the plane with DJ A.M.?

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 12:51 AM

The hardcore scene doesn't need this drunken loser anyway. He's not even vegan. Weakness is obvious to those with clean bodies and minds.

Posted by straightedge vegan | September 24, 2012 1:06 AM

That means its not gonna work out with him and Christie Brinkley right? Now she has a clean mind with all those workout programs.

Hopefully he will get it together and make a musical out of his "punk" music.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 3:08 AM

if he was 'hardcore' then he wouldn't be in rehab. he's about as hardcore as heidi montag.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 7:11 AM

Green Day were part of the hardcore scene? Since when

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 8:40 AM

"straightedge vegan" LOL. So sad.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 10:14 AM

10:14 has been successfully trolled

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 10:34 AM

Total Bullshit Publicity stunt.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 11:32 AM

Hey 6:50 it's even more disrespectful to the English language to spell "wanton" like it was on the menu of a Chinese restaurant

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 12:10 PM

You people discust me, this isnt funny Billie is a graet artist and maybe is having tough times so has turned to alcohol but he will get thru this with or without your prayrs support and help, hes got mine tho, his music helped me get thru so much in my personal life and thins were looking so good for him and thisis just a speed bump not an off ramp, ok g2g peace love happiness all

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 3:16 PM

Back to the nose candy for Bille!

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 3:30 PM

so punk!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 3:58 PM

Time to take the corporate initiative!

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 4:00 PM

Green Day are a bunch of wankers. They are a Justin Bieber punk band. The people that listen to them now play Halloween punk dress up when they go to see them play live. Paint nails black and spike their hair. Green Day with their fake protest music. They were against Bush with that stupid "American idiot" song. But they are playing a Live Nation/Clear channel show? They are a Republican punk rock band. Republicans love them, cause they are them.

I'm like, so punk. Cus, I listen to Green Day.
I'm not a poser. Look at my eye shadow.
A Vote Romney is a vote for Green Day.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 8:28 PM

fuck that. hes not drunk. hes honest. thats not a freakout. real shit. fuck boxes. fuck prison.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 10:35 PM

Hang it up, Green Day. And enough with the Botox & Restylane. It's embarrassing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2012 3:09 PM

Shut up u all motherfuckers green day are the best

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 4:06 PM

I hope he gets better.

Posted by mike | July 17, 2013 3:24 PM

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