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Article taken from

http://news.sky.com/story/988820/green-day-singer-in-rehab-after-on-stage-rant

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has entered rehab for substance abuse following his on-stage meltdown over the weekend.

The band’s 40-year-old lead singer lost his cool and smashed up his guitar at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

A video clip of the outburst shows Armstrong suddenly stop performing mid-song when he is told Green Day have one minute left on stage.

He then launched into an expletive-laced tirade, saying he thought the group’s set had been cut short by 20 minutes with rumours that Usher was to be given more time.

The California-based band later apologised to the festival and promoter Clear Channel in a statement on their website.

“Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse,” it said.

“We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologise to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.

“We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances.”

Earlier this month, Green Day were forced to cancel a concert in Italy after Armstrong was treated in hospital.

His bandmates said he had “severe dehydration”, though he recovered in time to perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

It is not known whether Armstrong’s treatment will have an impact on Green Day’s US tour, which is due to start in November. 

The group, who have sold more than 65 million records worldwide and won five Grammys since forming in the late 1980s, are preparing to release their new album Uno.

 I for one hope he’s fine-we can all over do things now and again – and credit where it’s due they have been around for years now and this year they’ve completed 3 albums !! Think he deserves to celebrate more than most…

It would be real shame to ruin a great year by having to miss half of it

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Whilst still “developing my online presence” as it were

 I’ve been listening to the new

GREEN DAY ALBUM  UNO!

Heard in an interview the other day that is one of 3 coming out

so looks like the guys have been busy  : )

http://idolator.com/6661941/green-day-uno-tracklist

If you thought the rock-operatic American Idiot was ambitious, Green Day is upping the ante Robyn-style by unleashing three new albums consecutively. The first is ¡Uno!, featuring the lead single “Oh Love.” (And you don’t have to be fluent in Spanish to guess what the next two albums are titled.) Aside from the album title, there appear to be no tracks en Español on ¡Uno! — but hey, “Carpe Diem” is Latin! The band recently tweeted that the album was finished, along with this photo of the completed trilogy. Now check out the tracklist below.

3 new albums in one year !!

1. Nuclear Family
2. Stay The Night
3. Carpe Diem
4. Let Yourself Go
5. Kill The DJ
6. Fell For You
7. Loss Of Control
8. Troublemaker
9. Angel Blue
10. Sweet 16
11. Rusty James
12. Oh Love

¡Uno! is due September 25.