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  • Brian's picture
    September 23, 2012

    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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on September 23, 2012

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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josemarciano's picture

Billie, hope you get well soon! Loved your concert in Lisbon, 09/28/2009 !!!

justoverjoyed's picture

Love You Billie! <3 Forever a green day fan!

Sami's picture

no need to apologize for what happened in the iheartradio truth was a great performance and a good ending, had every reason billie is intoxicated or not green day has shown great talent and it's not fair that they have taken time ... Anyway I just hope the speedy recovery of billie, and good and bad will always support my idols

VivaLaWhatsername's picture

Get better soon Billie, I agree with what you said on iHeartRadio. They would bend over backwards to accommodate to Justin Bieber and they could care less about you guys who actually perform live and do so well.
Billie please look after yourself and I look forward to seeing you guys when you come to New Zealand!

buffylovesgreenday's picture

you are so great and i know you will get better!

buffylovesgreenday's picture

I Hope you get better soon, you are the Best!
see you in salem

valmal33's picture

some stupid idiot on said that after the meltdown billie grabbed a bird from mid-air and stabbed tre to death.

Beatleshell's picture

Maybe Billie went a bit overboard but I can understand why he was pissed off. I think it was really disrespectful of Clear Radio and I Heart Radio to cut their time. Not saying this just because I love Green Day.......this is disrespectful to anyone. Best of luck to you and hope you are better by the time to tour. Already bought my tickets for of luck to you!!! Green Day Rock!!

Monkey Momma's picture

Best of luck to Billie Joe and the entire band and support team. No matter what, Green Day rules, and Billie Joe is the real deal. Can't wait to see you in Philly!

shannonp1915's picture

I think Billie is great no matter what, he shouldn't have to apologize they clearly don't know him as well as all his fans. x

greendayfreak48's picture

First off let me say that you freakimg ROCKED! a t i<3 radio. i understand you rage at them cutting you. I stayed up till 3:00 AM est. to hear you play and what I heard was part of a censored american idiot and then they cut you off to play maroon 5's payphone!!!!! fucking maroon 5!!!!!!!! i would have reacted the same way! Hell i did react the same way! Good for you showing those stupid stuck up pricks who really knows how to play some music. I was proud to call you guys my favorite band! Wiether or not your set was cut short dosent matter because you gave one hell of a show in the time you were given, and good god it effing rocked!
Also, get better soon billie! Were all so proud of you for making the decision to get clean. it makes you an even better role model than you were before and its great insperation for those who do drugs. I really hope you do feel better soon <3
Cant wait to see you in fairfax VA! my first concert EVER! wooohoo! Until then tho

All my rage and love,
Olivia xx <3

TakumaDemonReborn's picture

that's the real rock and roll attitude I want! you're right billie you've been in the music business for way too long, longer than both bieber and usher combined, you have the right to do it! \m/

thescenemag's picture

The Scene Magazine
would like to speak with you. We want the real story...not the Clear Channel BS story.

contact us if you'd like to make a statement that is not filtered by massive mainstream media. We're not afraid to say it like it is and we're proud of Green Day for this performance!

yb's picture


First, I hope Billie Joe is better by the day.
Second, I hope he wasn't "encouraged" to go as some pc cya thing, but for genuine necessity.
Third, IT WAS SO REFRESHING to see a little life, a little rebellion, a little zest, a little charisma. The dullness and complacency of modern trends is mind numbing, -and mind boggling.

I hope I wasn't so impressed by an act of "unhealthiness" but instead by an authentic life moment.

Get well! Be well! Don't hesitate to continue waking people up, even if it isn't pc. PC never felt anything.

Neve Ambrose's picture

Get well soon Billie! We know you can get through this. Take as long as you need. We love you! :)

MonorailGirl's picture

Get well billie... we love you...!!

Binxxy's picture

GREEN DAY:PROPER ROCK n ROLL...So Billy Joe Armstrong has plenty to drink,goes on stage,smashes fuck out of his instrument and then let's out a stream of expletives against the people he has contempt for.Fuckin' excellent stuff.With my hand on my heart,Billie Joe,i salute you!

Marymary's picture

Dear Billie Joe,

it seems like some day problems like these catch every popular artist. I always wondered how you make it to stay healthy within all this trouble around you. Being a person of public life seems to cause a lot of mental stress and you can be proud of yourself that you made it up to here without any greater trouble. With help from the people you love you will get well soon. The current situation you're in just shows you that there went something wrong you didn't gave enough notice to before. Now you have the chance to make it better and be happy again. :)

I hope the best for you!

wreckswright's picture

Since when do Green Day apologize to anyone, let alone fucking Clear Channel?

SaintDink's picture

Proud of Billie Joe kicking off. Hope he recovers quickly!

Crissiee Kitty's picture

I hope you get better dude. :) I dont care what anyone says, you are hardcore!! and not to leave Mike and Tre out but you two are the greatest too. :DD

Comet's picture

I don't believe this... fight for what's right BJA
Damn American Idiots controlled by the Fascist media
9/11 was an inside job by US/Israel govt. Investigate WTC 7
Al-Qaeda is created by CIA. I'm sick and tired of these made up wars

LeanneBunny's picture

Is there anywhere we can send get well cards?

GDgirl's picture

I wish you well Billie. u are a fucking awesome rock star.. no matter what i will back you up..;D

LeanneBunny's picture

Stay strong, Billie Joe...x :( Get well soon

Insomniac 314's picture

I thought Billie did the right thing. I mean he has every right to be pissed that Green Day gets the shitty, short time slot just so the talentless "musicians" that are Justin Bieber,Usher,etc can have more time. I don't think he should of apologized to Clear Channel. They were probably excited that he did that. Anyways i hope rehab goes well for you Billie Joe, do what you need to do. Remember that your true fans will always back you up!!! (P.S the guitar smashing was fucking awesome! No need to be ashamed of that, your rock stars for gods sake!)

GodFuckingLove's picture

I pray for Billie Joe and his family, but not for any bullshit about drugs and rehab...Billie has been under immense pressure from below and finally had enough LOVE to say fuck the payola bitches and American IDIOTS...GOD LOVE you and your children forever!!! Why don't we ever get tired of this pattern and notice the irony and vain uncreative repetition of evil men and their bloated dusty pockets....Is it any irony that after hearing his boulevard of broken dreams two weeks ago on the radio...I prayed that Billie would stop this nonsense and show his kids and wife what a man is and fight this!!! The battle which is always longsuffering with merciful patience is WON!!! I am tired too, but rest is for the wicked or so the wicked brainwashed to think...may the peace that surpasses all understanding keep your hearts and minds always on...

GreenDayGoddess21's picture

Heart goes out to Billie boy<3 best wishes!

RobotUnicornofDoom's picture

they shouldn't have apologized! There was nothing wrong with what they did!! But best wishes to Billie Joe :)