By now, most people have seen, or at least heard about, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong unleashing a profanity-laden rant at the recent iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. Soon after the outburst, Armstrong packed his bags for rehab to deal with issues arising from substance abuse. The band has been relatively quiet about the details on Billie Joe's health, but bassist Mike Dirnt recently went so far as to say, "I know that my friend's life is in danger."
Last month after an onstage breakdown during the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong checked into rehab for substance abuse. Now, Warner Bros. Records Chairman and producer Rob Cavallo is opening up about the potentially long road ahead for Armstrong and the band.
After pop-punk legends Green Day chose to withdraw as headliners of the 2012 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans due to frontman Billie Joe Armstrong entering rehab for substance abuse, the band's replacement has just been named. The replacement headliners just happen to be the most commercially successful metal band in history, Metallica.
Green Day, 'Troublemaker'
Green Day are a band who've reached the level where each new album is greeted with anticipation and scrutiny to see where they'll take their music next. After taking a couple of years off and then returning with the announcement that a trilogy of albums was en route, there's more focus than ever on what the band will provide listeners.