Green Day Frontman: 'I Couldn't Predict Where I Was Going To End Up At Night'
Billie Joe Armstrong talks about his drinking problem and last year's onstage meltdown.
Posted on Feb 28, 2013 01:24 pm
After admitting himself to rehab after an onstage meltdown during a performance at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas last year, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has decided to open up about his substance abuse issues in the latest interview with the Rolling Stone magazine.
The band's show being cut short proved as a cracking point for the singer, causing the profane outburst and guitar smashing on stage. After months of rehab, Armstrong finally took some time to discuss the situation.
"I couldn't predict where I was going to end up at the end of the night. I'd wake up in a strange house on a couch. I wouldn't remember how. It was a complete blackout," the frontman tells Rolling Stone.
As for the incident itself, the singer confesses he merely remembers small fragments of the whole night.
"I remember tiny things. The next morning, I woke up. I asked [my wife] Adrienne, 'How bad was it?' She said, 'It's bad.' I called my manager. He said, 'You're getting on a plane, going back to Oakland and going into rehab immediately.'"
With the recent announcement of the band's post-rehab comeback show, things seem to be going better for Green Day.
The show is set to take place on March 15 at this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The group has also confirmed a big London concert at the 60.000 capacity Emirates Stadium on June 1, as well as a performance on Optimus Alive festival in Portugal this July.
"Let me f--king tell you something. I've been around since f--king nineteen-eighty-f--king-eight. You're going to give me one f--king minute? You've got to be f--king kidding me. What the f--k? I'm not f--king Justin Bieber, you motherf--kers.," the frontman said during an infamous meltdown last September.