05:50 AM EDT 08/24/2014
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]."
Originally posted 09/23/2012 04:00PM
Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to rehab.
The Green Day frontman, 40, will receive treatment for substance abuse, the band's rep told the AP on Sunday.
The announcement comes on the heels of a public meltdown at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday night.
Upon being told at the MGM Grand Theater that the band had just a minute to wrap up, Armstrong went into a tirade, which quickly went viral.
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.
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.
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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