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Old 23rd September 2012 | Show parent
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Probably staged, if not, kinda hard to make a claim for cred when you're 40....

FORTY? Dear man, he'll never see 40 again. He's pushing towards 50 now.
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???? - I would have thought that Static Age would have been a very appropriate song to follow a tirade about radio being ****. Unless this is a different version of Static Age we're talking about?
Given that GD is currently played on classic rock, top 40, modern rock and contemporary mix stations isn't a little thick for him to bemoan the state of radio that has made him a rather wealthy person..

Now he's rehab. Apparently their set was not cut short according to an announcement on greenday.com
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FORTY? Dear man, he'll never see 40 again. He's pushing towards 50 now.
he's exactly 40 years old (1972)
Old 24th September 2012
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I imagine they caved due to pressure from Clear Channel. It is pretty clear that their set really was cut short.

He was justifiably upset, I think, but I'd have reacted differently.
Old 24th September 2012 | Show parent
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WOW, Drugs every time.
Old 24th September 2012
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I like that guy now...I didn't before.New fan here.
Old 24th September 2012
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I hate to see people destroy instruments on state. That looked like a damn nice Telecaster, one many people would love to own. Like me.
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I hate to see people destroy instruments on state. That looked like a damn nice Telecaster, one many people would love to own. Like me.
It's yours! Bring your own broom!
Old 25th September 2012 | Show parent
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That looked like a damn nice Telecaster, one many people would love to own. Like me.
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Old 25th September 2012
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What a drama queen.
Old 25th September 2012 | Show parent
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I heard on NPR that they have 3 albums coming out in the next few months. This could explain a lot.
Old 25th September 2012
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I heard on NPR that they have 3 albums coming out in the next few months. This could explain a lot.
lol exactly! Its cool to go to rehab now hes all over the "news"
Old 26th September 2012 | Show parent
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Major Green Day fan here, part of the fan club and all that kind of stuff (yes, I'm a fan-girl for them )

While I have no doubts that Billie has a problem here, I think it's unfair to call the smashing of the instrument a PR stunt for the record.

I do, however, believe that his "seeking treatment" (notice they carefully didn't use the word "rehab" in the press release) allows him to be off the talk shows and late night shows etc for the next 30-40 days - imagine if he'd have gone on Ellen or any of the other press engagements - they'd have eaten him alive!

As I said, while I'm sure Billie has a problem that he is in the process of sorting out (and his wife's tweets are incredibly reassuring), it does seem that the reason they made the "seeking treatment" thing (including the noting that their set wasn't cut short, conveniently) was purely to stop the situation from getting any worse; in other words, damage control.

Billie Joe Armstrong is a bad-ass m-f'er and I will respect the man til I die. The new record is great, seeing them live June 1st next year will be the icing on the cake, and Dos is just around the corner. Great band and I think anyone pointing at him and targeting him specifically ought to remember all the other acts that have done the same if not worse things.

Green Day drinking and doing drugs is NOTHING new - they wrote a song about smoking weed and jerking off and another entirely about "blowing of steam with methamphetamine".

Now let's get back to what matters, people
Old 26th September 2012
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I can understand where he's coming from but I can't give him credit for acting less than professional. Come on dude you're a little old to still be acting like a "PUNK"!!!! The Sex Pistols already did that one up!!
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While I have no doubts that Billie has a problem here, I think it's unfair to call the smashing of the instrument a PR stunt for the record.
My issue is that if it was a calculated PR stunt, cool. Well done, Billie. Lots of fun for the crowd, nice R&R show 'tude, and free publicity coming your way.

If it was a genuine rant... WTF?? No respect. Time to man up. BTW, Copernicus called. It seems that you're not the center of...
Old 26th September 2012 | Show parent
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That fact that your sharing the same stage with Usher and your a "Punk Rock" band... you deserve to have your sound turned off..
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I can understand where he's coming from but I can't give him credit for acting less than professional. Come on dude you're a little old to still be acting like a "PUNK"!!!! The Sex Pistols already did that one up!!
You mean there is a age limit on getting into punk? Maybe I'm to old for Diana Krall and Chris Botti as well.

Listen and enjoy what you want.
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Maybe I'm to old for Diana Krall and Chris Botti as well.
Too young you mean.

PR Stunt. Green Day has been BS in my eyes since I saw them (see earlier post). Talented songwriter, great musician and great live just ditch the antics and pseudo politics.
Old 27th September 2012 | Show parent
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Too young you mean.

PR Stunt. Green Day has been BS in my eyes since I saw them (see earlier post). Talented songwriter, great musician and great live just ditch the antics and pseudo politics.
If you have seen the whole video, he was def. messed up before he went off. I've know billy long enough to know it was...
Old 27th September 2012
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If Usher didn't get off stage when he should have then maybe Greenday shouldnt have either!

This threads made me think of this Danzig video though - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfD7a...e_gdata_player

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Old 27th September 2012
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People all over are talking about Green Day....Mission acomplished
Old 27th September 2012
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Billie def appeared to be F-ed up. No doubt about it. Someone told me today that he is currently residing in a rehab facility. Don't know how much truth there is to that.
Old 28th September 2012
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Always liked Green Day but would take the Sex Pistols and the Jam over them any day of the week.

At this point if you smash your guitar onstage you are presenting yourself as an also-ran. It's been done at least as far back as the Who. It's old hat (yawn)..

Try something new to shock us with please.
Old 28th September 2012
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They released an album on Monday... weird coincidence he's been getting column inches for rehab and a pathetic rant onstage.
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I'm just happy there's some decent pop-punk that's still popular. He can smoke banana peels for all I care, as long as the music keeps on coming!!
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With all the fake ass music these days, why would any of you who are in this industry (or are trying to be), dog him for being a real person, playing real music, with real instruments? We should be grateful they are keeping rocks head above water.
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With all the fake ass music these days, why would any of you who are in this industry (or are trying to be), dog him for being a real person, playing real music, with real instruments? We should be grateful they are keeping rocks head above water.
Jeez... is that how bad things are these days, that we should be grateful for Green Day
Old 29th September 2012 | Show parent
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Jeez... is that how bad things are these days, that we should be grateful for Green Day
These guys are one of the most prolific bands in the the last 20 years. Their record (and grammy's) speak for it's self. And your accomplishments are?
I thought so...
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