The all-star two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas was tarnished this year when the frontman of the Grammy-winning band, “Green Day”, reportedly had a meltdown. A meltdown on stage and in front of the audience, to be precise.
Just as the band was wrapping up their performance, 40-year-old Billy Joe Armstrong decides to let loose with his vocals, for all the wrong reasons. It was said that he was profusely complaining out in the open that Green Day’s gig was cut short:
One minute left, one minute (expletive) left. You’re gonna give me (expletive) one minute? … I’m not (expletive) Justin Bieber, you (expletives)!” he yelled (although Bieber was not part of the night’s festivities).ADVERTISEMENT
He then promptly smashed his guitar before walking off stage. Like, oh you know, no big deal. How mature, for one of the world’s top rock acts.
Following Billy Joe’s public disgrace, Green Day has released a statement to The Associated Press, apologizing to those they offended at the iHeartRadio Festival and said that their set was not cut short by Clear Channel (the event organizer).
As for Billy Joe? He is headed to treatment for substance abuse. That explains everything.