Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong went on a drug fueled rant in 2012 at a iHeart festival concert after Green Day’s set was cut short, saying he wasn’t Justin Bieber, and later smashing his guitar. Armstrong had relapsed on cocaine, and went to rehab after the show. Billie Joe Armstrong recently made a heartbreaking Prince death revelation.
Armstrong told 98.7 recently when asked about rock and roll no longer having people smashing their guitars, “Rock music’s supposed to make you feel bad, and that was the intention of the last time we were at the iHeart festival. For me, I was, like, ‘I want to make everyone feel bad.’ [Laughs]”
In a 2016 interview with Kerrang! magazine, Armstrong discussed how a cocaine binge while recording their Uno, Dos and Tre album in 2012 led to him not remembering almost the entire recording and promoting process. Billie Joe Armstrong was photographed kissing a 90’s male rock icon recently.
“I think we had to take a long break and just kinda do nothing for while,” says Armstrong. “I think the last records, I dunno, I was pretty fuzzy. It was pretty cloudy in my head, so I can’t really remember that much about it. It was great and I think there were some really great songs on there, but it’s… you know, we took a break. We took the sort of break we needed.”
Armstrong told Rolling Stone, “I couldn’t predict where I was going to end up at the end of the night. I’d wake up in a strange house on a couch. I wouldn’t remember how. It was a complete blackout.”
Speaking about the iHeartRadio incident, Armstrong said, “I remember tiny things. The next morning, I woke up. I asked [my wife] Adrienne, ‘How bad was it?’ She said, ‘It’s bad.’
“I called my manager. He said, ‘You’re getting on a plane, going back to Oakland and going into rehab immediately.'”
Green Day’s singer posted a bizarre new hairstyle photo recently. Armstrong told 98.7 about the new Green Day album, “It’s, like, super rock ‘n’ roll, kind of the history of rock ‘n’ roll, but put through, like, Green Day energy. So we’re messing with stuff that’s more garage and Motown and soul music and a little bit of glam and power pop and sort of mixing up also with like…
Kind of trying to kind of create space between the drums and the vocal a little bit, if that makes any sense, but fully charged. The record’s 26 minutes long, which, I think, is the shortest record we’ve ever made, but it’s just straight-up rock ‘n’ roll music.” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed Armstrong’s remarks.