Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Has Onstage Meltdown, Smashes Guitar
Published Sep 22, 2012Fiona Apple wasn't the only performer to have an onstage rant at a show last night (September 21), as Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong had some choice words for the promoters at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.
The band's set was allegedly cut down to 25 minutes from the original 45-minute slot they were given in order to give Usher more time at the show (which also included appearances from Lil Wayne, Pink, Pitbull, Taylor Swift and many other Top 40 pop acts).
In response, the guyliner-sporting frontman used the last minute of his set to berate the festival organizers and remind us all that he's not Justin Bieber before smashing his guitar onstage.
Here's the full transcript of Armstrong's rant:
Oh, fuck this shit. I'm gonna play a fucking new song. Fuck this shit. Give me a fucking break. One minute left. One fucking minute left. You're gonna give me one fucking minute? Look at that fucking sign right there — one minute. Let me fucking tell you something, let me tell you something, I've been around since fucking 198-fucking-8. And you're gonna give me one fucking minute? You've gotta be fucking kidding me! You're fucking kidding me. What the fuck! I'm not fucking Justin Bieber, you motherfuckers. You've gotta be fucking joking. This is a fucking joke. I got one minute — one minute left. Oh, now I got nothing left. Let me show you what one fucking minute fucking means. One minute. God fucking love you all. We'll be back.
Of course, don't just read it when you can enjoy the full thing in all its guitar-smashing glory below.