Green Day Rages at Festival
2012-09-22 by Dayman, Champion of the Sun | 235 Comments

A pissed off, and presumably drunk Billie Joe Armstrong interrupts the band's set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival to rant about their shortened set length, which went from 45 minutes to 25 minutes due to the decision for Usher to have a longer performance time. He then proceeds to smash his guitar on stage with Mike Dirnt. A response from iHeartRadio has yet to be heard.

Link to video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9zogQOmQVM

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Spec
September 22nd 2012

27062 Comments


Oh man.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2012

49794 Comments


Retire plz

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PostMesmeric
September 22nd 2012

320 Comments


Geez, Billie Joe. Settle the hell down already.

Ethics
September 22nd 2012

4112 Comments


im gonna play a fucking new song.. fuck this shit

give me a fucking break! let me fucking fuck fucking telling you something u fuckin bitch u gonna
fuckin give me 1 fuckin minute u gotta be fuckin jokin kidding me fucking kiddin me im not fuckin
justin beiber u motha fuckers u gotta be fucking jokin this is a fuckin joke oh i got 1 minute left 1
fucking minute oh now i got nothin left lemme show u what 1 mother fuckin minute means *smashes
guitar* 1 minute god fucking luv u all we'll be back

Spec
September 22nd 2012

27062 Comments


We'll be baaack

KILL
September 22nd 2012

70599 Comments


i dont have a time to listen to him whine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kris.
September 22nd 2012

12152 Comments


REAL PUNX

DanggitBobbeh
September 22nd 2012

33 Comments


God they're really straining for that punk cred these days.

sixdegrees
September 22nd 2012

16820 Comments


what's my age again?
what's my age again?

oh wait, wrong band

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camaraderie
September 22nd 2012

988 Comments


i been around since 1980 fucking 8 and you're gonna fucking give me 1 fucking minute, i'm not fucking justin bieber fucking

Ethics
September 22nd 2012

4112 Comments


fucking FUCK!@!!!!

camaraderie
September 22nd 2012

988 Comments


"what's my age again?
what's my age again?

oh wait, wrong band"

Perfect.

Crymsonblaze
September 22nd 2012

7479 Comments


Wow. He's annoying.

Airbag
September 22nd 2012

14 Comments


These guys again.


DirEnRefused
September 22nd 2012

2134 Comments


Lol, I kind of enjoyed that. Not even ironically.

XingKing
September 22nd 2012

10040 Comments


As much as I hate Green Day, his anger is totally understandable. Usher...

DatsNotDaMetulz
September 22nd 2012

1716 Comments


I would be slightly peeved too if my set was cut short for Usher.

DirEnRefused
September 22nd 2012

2134 Comments


Let's not get carried away and start pretending that today's Green Day and Usher are any different.

Same shit, different package.

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 22nd 2012

4854 Comments


The same exact thing happened to Brand New (not with Usher though). Al they did was laugh about it and then leave.

DirEnRefused
September 22nd 2012

2134 Comments


Both are shit.

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 22nd 2012

4854 Comments


not really, but I personally like Usher. :x

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2012

9033 Comments


I love seeing Mike Dirnt just standing there and then all of a sudden SMASH

OneMoreRoland
September 22nd 2012

1050 Comments


LOL.

I feelz for him

Drpibb
September 22nd 2012

122 Comments


Got to hand it to Gibson on this one. Quality construction right there.

Spec
September 22nd 2012

27062 Comments


Lol Usher.

ABjordanMM
September 22nd 2012

1361 Comments


lol this is great.

Uranium
September 22nd 2012

7050 Comments


these guys are pretty punk... too bad their music isn't

MyCarandMyGuitar
September 22nd 2012

714 Comments


"Got to hand it to Gibson on this one. Quality construction right there."

was just thinking that, and my guitarist has a Gibson SG Standard and his straps have broken so many times, but when the SG hits the ground, not even a scratch.

CutMan
September 22nd 2012

1766 Comments


I actually side with him, honestly. His anger is justifiable.

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controlled
September 22nd 2012

467 Comments


"even 21st Century Breakdown is a masterpiece compared to anything Usher has done."

wait, what? confessions?

cvlts
September 22nd 2012

8954 Comments


cant tell if having hissy fit or having hissy fit

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 22nd 2012

4854 Comments


um, hissy fit!

benerooni
September 22nd 2012

123 Comments


Mike: "Man I don't wanna look like a dumbass too but I'll do the guitar smash with you just so you're not alone on this one ol' buddy ol' pal."

newjunkaesthetic93
September 22nd 2012

1871 Comments


At the pop music gathering the only diva to throw a temper tantrum was the one that tells people he's a punk rocker.

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 22nd 2012

4854 Comments


"At the pop music gathering the only diva to throw a temper tantrum was the one that tells people he's a punk rocker."

boom

JizzInMyPants
September 22nd 2012

2368 Comments


lol man that guitar is a fucking beast.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2012

8746 Comments


obvious publicity stunt ahoy

you can see the bassist waiting for the cue when he starts smashing the guitar

kinslayerSOA
September 22nd 2012

7 Comments


I do get why he did this, being cut short for Usher must have really taken the piss, but it would have been better if he'd stated that's why he was pissed. He actually spent a minute explaining he only had a minute.

But yeah, quality construction by Gibson. I'd feel much safer buying one of them now - awesome advertisement.

zaruyache
September 22nd 2012

5886 Comments


That guitar was a tank.

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Spec
September 22nd 2012

27062 Comments


Gibson advertisement haha.

Fieryfenderz
September 22nd 2012

1425 Comments


I think that was handled very maturely.

Ire
September 22nd 2012

41749 Comments


lol guitar wasn't turned up when he smashed it

pussy move

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 22nd 2012

4854 Comments


"lol guitar wasn't turned up when he smashed it

pussy move"

haha yes

Rawrz
September 22nd 2012

145 Comments


Cut short for Usher? Pretty sad seeing how if theres something Green Day stil does right its put on one hell of a great live show.

bloc
September 22nd 2012

34679 Comments


Festival is called iHeartRadio yet the band has a single about killing a DJ.

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Dreakon
September 22nd 2012

349 Comments


What did Justin Bieber do lol. The kid can't catch a break.

lucasjcockcroft
September 22nd 2012

3702 Comments


http://youtu.be/XgumG6Oeg1w



LifeAsAChipmunk
September 22nd 2012

4854 Comments


"What did Justin Bieber do lol. The kid can't catch a break."

123

"billie complains about wasted time yet lags in between songs to shout "hey yo" and all his other crowd pump up ridiculousness. "

Yeah, in the same concert, they were playing Holiday and Billie stalled the interlude in the bridge like 2.5 * longer than it should have been.

MuhNamesTyler
September 22nd 2012

3700 Comments


good for him

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 22nd 2012

4854 Comments


maybe both?

MyCarandMyGuitar
September 22nd 2012

714 Comments


"billie complains about wasted time yet lags in between songs to shout "hey yo" and all his other crowd pump up ridiculousness."

Something even as an 11-year-old Green Day fanboy I couldn't stand


tlob
September 22nd 2012

16 Comments


Wow... He was right to be angry, all he had to do is not act like a little bitch about it and he would avoid looking like a tool...


Shimana
September 22nd 2012

540 Comments


Staged.

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plane
Staff Reviewer
September 22nd 2012

6085 Comments


It was cut short because Usher premiered this 20 minute cut of "Climax. Diplo remixed the song to have a heavy UK garage vibe.

AmericnZero02
September 22nd 2012

3329 Comments


That was kind of awesome. Well done BJA.

gryndstone
September 22nd 2012

262 Comments


bille
you're drunk
go home

but really, this is either the greatest or the worst thing they could've done, although I'd be pretty pissed if my set was cut in fuckin half for USHER of all people

CrownOfMagnets
September 22nd 2012

2232 Comments


I would be fucking pissed too. I have earned more respect for this band now. That was fuckin rock n roll shit right there

gryndstone
September 22nd 2012

262 Comments


i just keep watching it over and over and becomes more awesome

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 22nd 2012

4854 Comments


more laughable maybe

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 22nd 2012

4854 Comments


"he should've said fuck usher. why did he go after bieber?"

his biggest life mistake.

heavenstomurgatroyd
September 22nd 2012

17 Comments


meh, it's hardly deftones at waldrock

MyCarandMyGuitar
September 22nd 2012

714 Comments


i thought no one gave a shit, andcas

H61
September 22nd 2012

270 Comments


Scrawny middle aged millionaire caked in make-up throws hissy fit and breaks some equipment

syco722
September 22nd 2012

492 Comments


Both sets should've been cancelled. Everybody wins!

ti0n
September 22nd 2012

1377 Comments


so why then he does such a shitty music, like jb, fucking grew up shithead

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 22nd 2012

4854 Comments


why the usher hate, snide? :[

Usher > Chris Brown, Kreayshawn, Black Eyed Peas, Lil Wayne, etc.

zaruyache
September 22nd 2012

5886 Comments


Usher > Chris Brown, Kreayshawn, Black Eyed Peas, Lil Wayne, etc.

So? Usher's being a better artist than those other acts doesn't mean that he's a good artist, only one that's comparably better than other lesser acts. Even if Usher is a 2.5 when Lil Wayne is a 2.0, I'm still not going to want to listen to either.

Zion
September 22nd 2012

812 Comments


Haven't liked Green Day in many years, but this was pretty fuckin awesome.

Youtellme
September 22nd 2012

1351 Comments


It was stupid, but i can't say i wouldn't have done it either.

I'd pretty fucking pissed too.

Ponton
Emeritus
September 22nd 2012

5784 Comments


looks like the guys underneath the sign are laughing hehe

MyCarandMyGuitar
September 22nd 2012

714 Comments


it's the iHeartRadio music festival. Can you really expect anything else

Youtellme
September 22nd 2012

1351 Comments


"iHeartRadio"

lol, posers.

someguest
September 22nd 2012

20319 Comments


band gets rich off of radio

gets pissed at radio festival

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XingKing
September 22nd 2012

10040 Comments


they should've destroyed shit that wasn't their own. noob move.


Maybe he broke the mic. He did throw it.

Ponton
Emeritus
September 22nd 2012

5784 Comments


At least he's subtle.

someguest
September 22nd 2012

20319 Comments


Do you have the time, to listen to me whine?

HitlerIsTheBest
September 22nd 2012

1585 Comments


what a child, hes acting like a spoiled rock star.

someguest
September 22nd 2012

20319 Comments


Life just isn't fair, Hitler! He's only made 30 million this year!

HitlerIsTheBest
September 22nd 2012

1585 Comments


lol hes 40 years old for fuck's sake

controlled
September 22nd 2012

467 Comments


"Not just hate on Usher, on Pop in general. But for Usher in particular.

1. I absolutely hate when people put numbers instead of letters for album / song titles in an attempt to look "cool". Such as Usher's latest album title, "Looking 4 Myself". To me it screams that he doesn't have musical integrity.

2. He brought Justin Bieber into the industry

3. I hate pop in general."

this is so idiotic.

Ponton
Emeritus
September 22nd 2012

5784 Comments


in other news thats the most original green day song ever

Lenix
September 22nd 2012

793 Comments


1 FUCKING MINUTE ARE YOU KIDDING ME 1 FUCKING MINUTE WHO AM I JUSTINE BIEBER 1 FUCKIN GMINUTE

someguest
September 22nd 2012

20319 Comments


if anyone else you liked did this you'd be all for it. be honest.


but nobody I enjoy musically has been mainstream for 20 years yet still retains their 13 year old attitude

MyCarandMyGuitar
September 22nd 2012

714 Comments


"if anyone else you liked did this you'd be all for it. be honest."

just pictured Thom Yorke doing this

chuckled.


Lenix
September 22nd 2012

793 Comments


"if anyone else you liked did this you'd be all for it. be honest."

Nah, I'd lose a lot of respect of whomever was dumb enough to make a scene out of this. Have some
class plz It'd actually be embarassing for me because I'm a fan.

HitlerIsTheBest
September 22nd 2012

1585 Comments


@andcas nope. i like megadeth but dave mustaine is a complete jackass and i smh at the stupid shit he does.

paxman
September 22nd 2012

4084 Comments


Don't know about you guys but if I was playing a show and it got cut in half because of fucking Usher I'd be just as pissed

Fluttertrank
September 22nd 2012

17098 Comments


yeah haha agreed

Lenix
September 22nd 2012

793 Comments


I mean yeah, but like why would you want to be performing right after Usher in the first place?

someguest
September 22nd 2012

20319 Comments


When everything's a business, people like Usher exist. It's nothing to get upset over.

Although those of us who love art would love to see those like him fall.

Lenix
September 22nd 2012

793 Comments


probably not, probably only billie the drama queen

Youtellme
September 22nd 2012

1351 Comments


just pictured Thom Yorke doing this


lol That'd be so bad ass.

aesthetics
September 22nd 2012

108 Comments


hilarious

HitlerIsTheBest
September 22nd 2012

1585 Comments


"Don't know about you guys but if I was playing a show and it got cut in half because of fucking Usher I'd be just as pissed"

who says he cant be pissed about it, the problem is how he handled it.

someguest
September 22nd 2012

20319 Comments


^lol

newjunkaesthetic93
September 22nd 2012

1871 Comments


Billy Joe is the equivalent of Justin Bieber at this point. Even if he does stuff that'd be cool if anyone else did it, it's lame.

paxman
September 22nd 2012

4084 Comments


" who says he cant be pissed about it, the problem is how he handled it."

Oh sorry, were you offended by what he did? Quit being a holoer-than-thou pos

HitlerIsTheBest
September 22nd 2012

1585 Comments


no, but he was still acting like a teenager at 40 years old, something you seem to be ok with. good luck with adulthood, buddy.

cinaedus
September 22nd 2012

26298 Comments


guy named HitlerIsTheBest is scolding someone for acting like a teenager

hmmmm

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deathofasalesman
September 22nd 2012

5811 Comments


Would someone kindly usher Green Day off the stage? Thank you.

HitlerIsTheBest
September 22nd 2012

1585 Comments


omg that name is offensive so immature!!!! maybe you need a reality check on what maturity actually means, lakes. then again, youre only, what, 15? 16?

cinaedus
September 22nd 2012

26298 Comments


yeah, i'm 16

doesn't mean HitlerIsTheBest isn't a retarded username

barcafan21
September 22nd 2012

1909 Comments


OMG IM 16 TOO LAKES WE REALLY ARE TWINS

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cinaedus
September 22nd 2012

26298 Comments


haha are you serious??

barcafan21
September 22nd 2012

1909 Comments


dead serious. also, hitleristhebest is a stupid username

Lunarfall
September 22nd 2012

3179 Comments


this is actually really funny, cant wait to see how this unfolds

cinaedus
September 22nd 2012

26298 Comments


elite 16 year olds represent

barcafan21
September 22nd 2012

1909 Comments


this is rather unfortunate, i'm seeing them in a month, so hopefully this is a one-time thing

SCREAMorphine
September 22nd 2012

1751 Comments


He should of smashed it over Ushers head

Infernis
September 22nd 2012

398 Comments


would of been funny of he actually called usher out or something. STAGED

Mickeymau5
September 23rd 2012

1614 Comments


I call publicity stunt

cinaedus
September 23rd 2012

26298 Comments


*should have

*would have

geez guys i'm no grammar nazi but cmon

drasticaction74
September 23rd 2012

1720 Comments


do you mean to tell me. that the 45 FUCKING minutes WE were promised to perform with. has been shortened to 25 FUCKING minutes because USHER needs a longer set? is THAT what you mean to fucking tell me?

YUP THAT'S WHAT THE BOOKER SAID

ConcubinaryCode
September 23rd 2012

2032 Comments


Wonder what stunt they'll do for the other two albums?

barcafan21
September 23rd 2012

1909 Comments


"im no grammar nazi" hehehehehe

zaruyache
September 23rd 2012

5886 Comments


Wonder what stunt they'll do for the other two albums?

Set themselves on fire, hopefully.

paxman
September 23rd 2012

4084 Comments


" no, but he was still acting like a teenager at 40 years old, something you seem to be ok with. good luck with adulthood, buddy."

I'm not okay with it, I'm indifferent. He didn't offend me or insult me in any way, so why should I care? I think what he did was quite humorous and I'm sure the crowd enjoyed it as well. The Who smashed their instruments, Cobain smashed his, and many others have done the same.

boogs
September 23rd 2012

222 Comments


this is why i love sputnik news

steadyriot
September 23rd 2012

443 Comments


thats the most punk green days been for close to 20 years... actually pretty badass

WhiteNoise
September 23rd 2012

3045 Comments


Don't know about you guys but if I was playing a show and it got cut in half because of fucking Usher I'd be just as pissed"

This.

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awal16
September 23rd 2012

217 Comments


Oh guys, c'mon. I'm so butthurt that Usher took time from me! Life is so unfair! I'm going to smash my guitar, that will show the Man.

Mickeymau5
September 23rd 2012

1614 Comments


He didn't go off on Usher.

SadAndHolyGlow
September 23rd 2012

1499 Comments


Okay, so if Green Day wants to be taken seriously, they shouldn't pull crap like this. Like a bunch of 14 year olds. Grow up. "But maybe he was just drunk....." Yeah, he probably was. Easy solution: DON'T DRINK BEFORE PERFORMING!

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MO
September 23rd 2012

18256 Comments


lol fuck this band

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loveisamixtape
September 23rd 2012

5904 Comments


Justin Bieber is pop's Meg Griffin

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Satellite
September 23rd 2012

20679 Comments


most ppl itt are fucking retarded. big ups to green day for this.

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
September 23rd 2012

23798 Comments


pop-punk superstars think they're still relevant

zaruyache
September 23rd 2012

5886 Comments


Does this band even use d-beats?

auberginedreams
September 23rd 2012

5989 Comments


because nobody listens to them anymore. they're 40 year olds making music for 14 year olds.

StrizzMatik
September 23rd 2012

3176 Comments


That was awesome.

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JAXETA
September 23rd 2012

767 Comments


mhmm

VicariousIntent
September 23rd 2012

1593 Comments


I think the point planewreck was trying to make (before he got shut down for no real reason) is that their set wasn't even
cut for Usher to PERFORM for longer...he just wanted to show a fucking 20 minute video. Try and tell me that's not at least
a little bit shitty for a performer.

I thought this was pretty funny though

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 23rd 2012

49794 Comments


Why do they even give a shit, they get paid the same either way

themainmast
September 23rd 2012

245 Comments


love this display of emotion, it seemed real and if it's not, billy joe is a great actor.

Muisc4Life26
September 23rd 2012

2490 Comments


I laughed when it said 1 minutes!! hahahahaaha!!

oltnabrick
September 23rd 2012

30155 Comments


they get paid the same either way [2]

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oltnabrick
September 23rd 2012

30155 Comments


unless they didn't

Scoot
September 23rd 2012

17681 Comments


both green day and usher suck

nothing new

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Mr_Coffee
September 23rd 2012

631 Comments


'cause punk bands play a the iHeart Festival

Irving
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2012

7144 Comments


iHeartGreenDay

bach
September 23rd 2012

11958 Comments


A possibility is that Billie Joe couldn't read the count down properly. Maybe some eye liner dribbled into his retinas.

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bach
September 23rd 2012

11958 Comments


cuz nothing screams "Punk Rock" louder than the iHeart festival and 43 metric tons of caked-on eyeliner.

Recspecs
September 23rd 2012

9820 Comments


USH USH

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henryChinaski
September 23rd 2012

2685 Comments


Haha douchebag

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2012

3336 Comments


I understand him. Usher sucks a lot more.

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johnnydeking29
September 23rd 2012

8996 Comments


Usher is shit, Green Day are shit
GD should have had a longer set, BJA shouldn't be on his period like that
Oh, and fucking LOL

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Trophycase
September 23rd 2012

194 Comments


God this is too good.

ApplicationToHeaven
September 23rd 2012

1558 Comments


lol dumb child having a tantrum

AlienWarrior75
September 23rd 2012

134 Comments


facepalm.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2012

20855 Comments


Funny & awkward at the same time.

What kind of festival only gives Green Day 45 minutes anyway?

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 23rd 2012

4854 Comments


Then again, why would agree to playing right after Usher anyways? [2]

ApplicationToHeaven
September 23rd 2012

1558 Comments


The band adopted the name Green Day, due to their fondness for marijuana.

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 23rd 2012

4854 Comments


Yep, 4/20 for lyfe!

MichaelSnoxall
September 23rd 2012

12163 Comments


they get paid the same either way

I don't think money's the reason why artists play live.

apert
September 23rd 2012

2977 Comments


funny as fuck

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porch
September 23rd 2012

8452 Comments


"1. I absolutely hate when people put numbers instead of letters for album / song titles in an attempt to look "cool". Such as Usher's latest album title, "Looking 4 Myself". To me it screams that he doesn't have musical integrity.

2. He brought Justin Bieber into the industry

3. I hate pop in general."


lol you're retarded

so is anyone who's actually impressed by this


MarvinLapsus
September 23rd 2012

128 Comments


Publicity stunts, lalala.

porch
September 23rd 2012

8452 Comments


usher is better than green day anyway

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 23rd 2012

4854 Comments


hahaha yes

TenSecondsToThink
September 23rd 2012

1209 Comments


Pathetic.

paxman
September 23rd 2012

4084 Comments


"because nobody listens to them anymore. they're 40 year olds making music for 14 year olds."

Pretty sure they're still uber popular so I don't know what you're going on about

newjunkaesthetic93
September 23rd 2012

1871 Comments


"how are they not relevant?"

Because the tweens that used to love them now just prefer an extra twenty minutes of Usher.

awal16
September 23rd 2012

217 Comments


"they get paid the same either way

I don't think money's the reason why artists play live."

I think money is the only reason Green Day has done anything.


dimsim3478
September 23rd 2012

4736 Comments


Rock musicians who smash their own guitars...

FUCK JUST THROW IT OUT INTO THE CROWD NEXT TIME SOME OF US CAN'T AFFORD YOUR WORTHLESS $2000 GUITARS

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alachlahol
September 23rd 2012

7471 Comments


I don't think money's the reason why artists play live.


is this serious

bloc
September 23rd 2012

34679 Comments


Yeah I was about to question that too

Apollo
September 23rd 2012

10266 Comments


"I don't think money's the reason why artists play live"

fucking lol

c0nf1n3d
September 23rd 2012

276 Comments


This was so awesome. He could've been drunk/whatever, but say whatever you want about Green Day...they've worked REALLY hard to get to where they are today. To get cut like that would be pretty irritating.

haydenslame
September 23rd 2012

352 Comments


Lame

VicariousIntent
September 23rd 2012

1593 Comments


"I don't think money's the reason why artists play live."

"is this serious"

Obviously you've never played a fucking show. Getting your set time cut is shitty.

ChopSuey
September 23rd 2012

2392 Comments


no shit

dawija1017
September 23rd 2012

547 Comments


this is what happens when shitty music comes together

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Electric City
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2012

15727 Comments


i thought this was pretty cool honestly

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discharge0
September 23rd 2012

32 Comments


Cliche rock star behavior/publicity stunt

"I've been around since 1988"

Good for you. Don't play Clear Channel dog and pony shows if you want to maintain a smidgen of credibility

JWT155
September 23rd 2012

9205 Comments


I'd been pissed too if I was playing and the venue felt the need to have a teleprompter telling me I had 1 minute left to play as if you were accepting a fucking Oscar award.

foreverburning
September 23rd 2012

74 Comments


MAJOR UPDATE (VIA GREEN DAY FACEBOOK PAGE):

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.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2012

15727 Comments


aw now its sad

Mickeymau5
September 23rd 2012

1614 Comments


lol

JWT155
September 23rd 2012

9205 Comments


I think it more because he felt disrespected having a teleprompter tell them when to end their set.

apert
September 23rd 2012

2977 Comments


even funnier now

MagmaWalrus
September 23rd 2012

236 Comments


Well there goes the publicity stunt theory

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piglets
September 23rd 2012

49 Comments


shit

Brendan352
September 23rd 2012

26 Comments


"Rep: Green Day's Armstrong getting treatment"

Yahoo news reports "NEW YORK (AP) — Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to treatment for
substance abuse."

http://music.yahoo.com/news/rep-green-days-armstrong-getting-treatment-184919287.html

HAHAHA....oh Green Day, Y U SO STINKY

Ponton
Emeritus
September 23rd 2012

5784 Comments


one minute left is stuck in my head

thumbcrusher
September 23rd 2012

3582 Comments


i don't like it when people break instruments

Lenix
September 23rd 2012

793 Comments


hahah just heard about it a minute ago


cinaedus
September 23rd 2012

26298 Comments


green day rages against the machine

Spag
September 23rd 2012

1714 Comments


uh oh

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scottyvee
September 23rd 2012

68 Comments


on the website, Billie has been admitted to rehab. But I think they are just saving face, and probably got the warning of a lifetime from the label, who probably threatened to pull the plug on the album if they didn't come up with an excuse or apology.

Sauce
September 23rd 2012

667 Comments


"He then proceeds to smash his guitar on stage with Mike Dirnt."

was hoping this meant he used mike to smash his guitar.

SingForTheDead
September 24th 2012

94 Comments


Have you guys ever seen Green Day play live? If not, look up a show on YouTube, if you can pry yourself away from your porn. They invite people onstage every show and even occasionally give away instruments. If you got your job replaced my some ass with a 20-minute video clip for tween girls, you have to admit you'd be pissed. Sure, maybe Billie Joe overreacted a tad, but now people are talking and that'll help sales. Plus, it turns out he may have been on something besides beer, so that's always an excuse. The point is, quit bitching about Bieber or whatever and fucking learn to respect artists.

Youtellme
September 24th 2012

1351 Comments


green day rages against the machine


hahahaha

HitlerIsTheBest
September 24th 2012

1585 Comments


"if you can pry yourself away from your porn."

no thanks, id rather keep watching this fat chick get banged than listen to green day.

"The point is, quit bitching about Bieber or whatever and fucking learn to respect artists."

not when those artists are dumb and gay.

Funeralopolis
September 24th 2012

11025 Comments


if they could pay in attitude cred theyd be billionaries

Digging: RATKING - So It Goes

AsoTamaki
September 24th 2012

2525 Comments


Very lame.

some ass with a 20-minute video clip for tween girls ... learn to respect artists.


Ok.

Youtellme
September 24th 2012

1351 Comments


Have you guys ever seen Green Day play live? If not, look up a show on YouTube, if you can pry yourself away from your porn. They invite people onstage every show and even occasionally give away instruments. If you got your job replaced my some ass with a 20-minute video clip for tween girls, you have to admit you'd be pissed. Sure, maybe Billie Joe overreacted a tad, but now people are talking and that'll help sales. Plus, it turns out he may have been on something besides beer, so that's always an excuse. The point is, quit bitching about Bieber or whatever and fucking learn to respect artists.


You were going so well until you contradicted yourself.

Funeralopolis
September 24th 2012

11025 Comments


if you make music you cant be bullied it isnt allowed

Scoot
September 24th 2012

17681 Comments


hey singforthedead shutthefuckup

punkd2000
September 24th 2012

16 Comments


This is total promotion for the new album. This has nothing to do with a shortened set. All PR is good PR.

IndianaWarLord
September 24th 2012

310 Comments


"i thought this was pretty cool honestly" Yeah i agreee. they screwed his band for usher. hes an icon and shouldn't be pushed around like that.

Sauce
September 24th 2012

667 Comments


lol at long, thought-out, precisely punctuated arguments on sputnik. you don't look smart.

Ponton
Emeritus
September 24th 2012

5784 Comments


Have you guys ever seen Green Day play live? If not, look up a show on YouTube, if you can pry yourself away from your porn. They invite people onstage every show and even occasionally give away instruments. If you got your job replaced my some ass with a 20-minute video clip for tween girls, you have to admit you'd be pissed. Sure, maybe Billie Joe overreacted a tad, but now people are talking and that'll help sales. Plus, it turns out he may have been on something besides beer, so that's always an excuse. The point is, quit bitching about Bieber or whatever and fucking learn to respect artists.

HitlerIsTheBest
September 24th 2012

1585 Comments


"i thought this was pretty cool honestly"

then youre either a dumbfuck or 15 years old.

Baphomet
September 24th 2012

7364 Comments


Usher >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> green day

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2012

19464 Comments


Finally watched this.

Honestly I'd be pissed too if I was in his shoes.

Digging: The Who - Tommy

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 24th 2012

4854 Comments


There's a difference between being mad and being an idiot on stage with who knows how many people watching. The only thing he's done is further discredit himself, prove the notion that he is way too immature for his age, and make Usher look like the victim.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2012

19464 Comments


yeah who cares about usher though.

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 24th 2012

4854 Comments


I personally like usher but would never rate him above a 3.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2012

19464 Comments


I like his really old stuff. you know? nice and slow and you make me wanna.

AsoTamaki
September 24th 2012

2525 Comments


yeah who cares about usher though.

The half a million people who bought his most recent album. Probably.

AsoTamaki
September 24th 2012

2525 Comments


andcas, you're still doing the edit-every-post gimmick? I was gonna reply "As if there are even half a million black women out there with enough money to afford a CD." Would've been funny!

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 24th 2012

4854 Comments


"the only thing anyone from green day did wrong was apologize."
nah

Youtellme
September 24th 2012

1351 Comments


I had not watched the video until just now, i didn't think i needed to.

I thought it was pretty cool honestly, and i'm frankly(i think i already said this) i'd be pissed off too, i mean Billie is an important figure for pop punk and has been around for a long time, he did make American Idiot which is arguably one of the most culturaly important albums of the decade(whether we like it or not).

wtf has Usher done other than bring us an obnoxious song where he says "Yeah" a lot

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 24th 2012

4854 Comments


"American Idiot which is arguably one of the most culturaly important albums of the decade"

wat

DirEnRefused
September 24th 2012

2134 Comments


lol at long, thought-out, precisely punctuated arguments on sputnik. you don't look smart.

This statement pretty succinctly sums up everything I hate about this place.

cinaedus
September 24th 2012

26298 Comments


"andcas, you're still doing the edit-every-post gimmick? I was gonna reply "As if there are even half a million black women out there with enough money to afford a CD." Would've been funny!"

racist, sexist, homophobic, bible thumper... man does it ever end with you???

AsoTamaki
September 24th 2012

2525 Comments


Lol, Lakes.

Youtellme
September 24th 2012

1351 Comments


wat


perhaps "most culturaly important" wasn't the correct choice of words, but it's something along those lines.

And from other point of view i don't think theres any band who has made Pop Punk as popular as Green Day except maybe Blink-182.

DirEnRefused
September 24th 2012

2134 Comments


Whether you like Green Day or not, they're undeniably pretty fucking huge.

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 24th 2012

4854 Comments


uh, I wish they really didn't make it so popular...

LifeAsAChipmunk
September 24th 2012

4854 Comments


yeah, too bad.

North0House2
September 24th 2012

5812 Comments


Does he know any other words besides the F-bomb?

I mean, I know you're mad bro. But come on, there are more colorful words in the English language.

Digging: The Number Twelve Looks Like You - Mongrel

HitlerIsTheBest
September 24th 2012

1585 Comments


"I thought it was pretty cool honestly, and i'm frankly(i think i already said this) i'd be pissed off too, i mean Billie is an important figure for pop punk and has been around for a long time, he did make American Idiot which is arguably one of the most culturaly important albums of the decade(whether we like it or not)."

youre right, hes a popular figure. if he wants to act like a spoiled teenager at 40 years old thats fine, cause hes a celebrity, goddammit!

Youtellme
September 24th 2012

1351 Comments


I wasn't saying that he should've done that. I think we can all agree that that wasn't the most mature thing(though i still think it was cool, at least for what it represented).

I'm saying that all he's done should be enough for the people who did this to at least have some respect, instead of reducing his time like that, and i think we would all be pretty pissed if that happened to us. I know i would.

Emim
September 24th 2012

26506 Comments


what a puss

cinaedus
September 24th 2012

26298 Comments


"Lol, Lakes."

yeah if i was you i'd be laughing at myself too!

Youtellme
September 24th 2012

1351 Comments


Like Billie would say:

Fuck you fucking fuck wtf r u kidding fuck you

sailSAway
September 25th 2012

838 Comments


he didn't seem very angry...

Youtellme
November 23rd 2012

1351 Comments


Not sure how can anyone expect anything more out of a festival titled "Iheartradio"

Youtellme
November 23rd 2012

1351 Comments


Jesus he swears a lot even before his little melt down.

Youtellme
November 23rd 2012

1351 Comments


I know lol
But I never noticed that he did it so much.

Then again I don't pay a lot of attention to him

Youtellme
November 23rd 2012

1351 Comments


"Got one fucking minute that fucking knocked fucking fucking some motherfucker from fucking Argentina i'll tell you that"

LOL

demigod!
November 23rd 2012

43891 Comments


cant believe i just saw this now
what a douche

so cute he thinks hes pete townshend

Digging: Black Flag - My War

Youtellme
November 23rd 2012

1351 Comments


" "They're green actually" "oh well then what a green day for Green Day"

Lol fail

Emim
November 23rd 2012

26506 Comments


Jesus he swears a lot even before his little melt down.


he's gotta prove he's punk because his music sure as hell isn't



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