Billie Joe Armstrong Is Going To Rehab

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Following his meltdown at yesterday’s I Heart Radio Music Festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Green Day has issued this statement that Billie Joe Armstrong is going to rehab. The Festival was sponsored by Clear Channel Radio. Armstrong went off on a tirade when the band was told their set time was up. Green Day’s next album Uno is set for release this Tuesday.

Via the band’s website:

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. 


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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.