Billie Joe was last year re-admitted into rehab after an incident at a radio show in Las Vegas. The band’s set was cut short, infuriating Billie Joe to the point of obliterating his guitar in front of a crowd of Justin Bieber fans. It was clear the famed front man, also a recovering alcoholic, had relapsed. The singer spoke out about the incident and his drinking recently, saying…“I couldn’t predict where I was going to end up at night.”
All this brings a bit of a tear to my eye, figuratively not literally obviously, but nonetheless it is still a sad circumstance. I remember listening to Green Day’s early records; Dookie, Warning, Insomniac and Nimrod. All absolute classics, and Billie Joe’s distinct punk rock vocal sound leads the charge in all their greatest hits.
This is why I am glad the guys have returned once more, I’ve drifted away from their more recent music, but it is never a joy to see a star I hold in such high esteem at such a low point. The American superstar trio do return to the UK soon, on June 1st at Arsenal’s 60,000 seated Emirates Stadium. Check our awesome site for tickets.