Green Day throws fit, bashes Justin Bieber and guitars at iHeartRadio Festival
Green Day went off on a curse-filled rant during the band's performance at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas on September 21.
Billie Joe Armstrong, the band's 40-year-old lead singer was apparently angry that festival organizers gave them only 30 minutes to perform, according to Yahoo! News. Some media outlets claimed that the band's promised 45 minute set had been cut by 20 minutes, giving the band only a one minute warning.
The band began playing their 1994 hit "Basket Case," when a one-minute warning began flashing at the back of the venue, which prompted Armstrong to yell, "I'm going to play a [expletive] new song. [expletive] this [expletive]. Gimme a [expletive] break. One minute left. One minute [expletive] left. You're going to give me one minute? Look at that sign right there! Let me tell you something, I've been around since 19 [expletive] 88. And you're going to give me one [expletive] minute? You've got to be kidding me!"
After being prompted to wrap things up, the band began smashing their instruments and Armstrong ranted, "I'm not [expletive] Justin Bieber, you [expletive]. You've got to be [expletive] joking. I got one minute. One minute left. Now I got nothing left." The rant and subsequent instrument smashing can be watched here (Warning: video contains explicit language).
In related news, the first installment of Green Day's highly-anticipated new trilogy of albums, named "ĦUno!" is slated for release on September 25. The following two albums, "ĦDos!" and "ĦTre!" are due out on November 13, 2012, and January 15, 2013, respectively.