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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong: I'm a 'Blackout Drinker'

Billie Joe Armstrong Comes Clean About Rehab

Originally posted 02/27/2013 08:00PM

Last September, Billie Joe Armstrong made headlines when, during his band Green Day's performance at the I Heart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas, the rocker unleashed a profanity-laced tirade that took aim at everyone from the concert's promoter, Clear Channel, to Justin Bieber.

The meltdown forced Armstrong to enter an outpatient rehab program for a month and in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the frontman, who turned 41 this month, reveals his struggle to get sober.

"I'm a blackout drinker," he reveals. "That's basically what happened [that night]."

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Rushed to Hospital | Billie Joe Armstrong

Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day Singer, Hospitalized

Originally posted 09/04/2012 01:00PM

Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong was hospitalized over the weekend – and the band was forced to cancel a concert in Italy.

"We're beyond upset," said drummer Tre Cool in a video posted on the band's website. "We're as sad as you guys are. Billie is extremely upset about it."

Armstrong, 40, was "rushed to the hospital ... due to illness" on Saturday night, said bassist Mike Dirnt in the video.

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Which Rock Star Performed at Mark Zuckerberg's Wedding? | Ashley Olsen

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Sings at Mark Zuckerberg's Wedding

Originally posted 05/21/2012 03:10PM

Mark Zuckerberg may have had an intimate, backyard wedding, but there was at least one famous name on the modest guest list.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performed at Zuckerberg's Palo Alto, Calif., nuptials on Saturday, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

"They've been friends for some time," a source close to the artist tells PEOPLE of Zuckerberg and Armstrong. "He wasn't paid. It was a total impromptu wedding present for a friend."

But it wasn't the only surprise of the day.

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Booted from Plane | Billie Joe Armstrong

Billie Joe Armstrong Booted from Plane

Originally posted 09/03/2011 02:00PM

Following in the footsteps of Gérard Depardieu and Josh Duhamel, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is the most recent celebrity to get kicked off an airplane.

The latest cause for the boot? Apparently a dress code violation.

"Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!" Armstrong, 39, Tweeted on Thursday. "What the [expletive]? No joke!"

Armstrong's outburst didn't go unnoticed.

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Green Day Rules MTV Awards | Green Day

Green Day Rules MTV Awards

Originally posted 08/29/2005 07:00AM

It was a red-letter day for Green Day at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, as the veteran punk group took home seven moonmen, while newcomers The Killers and Fall Out Boy each grabbed one of their own.

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Gwen, Green Day Lead MTV Award Nods | Gwen Stefani

Gwen, Green Day Lead MTV Award Nods

Originally posted 07/25/2005 01:00PM

Pop-punk trio Green Day led MTV's 2005 Video Music Awards nominations Monday, scoring eight nods, while Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott nabbed six each.

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