Off to Rehab For Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong


I must admit I am no fan of Green Day.  In fact, I can’t think of a band that I dislike more.  Not only do I detest their music, I detest the band members as well.  So when the story surfaced of Billie Joe Armstrong heading off to rehab, I can’t say I was surprised.  What’s most disturbing is that he’s forty years old, certainly old enough to know better.  When I listen to their music, all I hear is whining and complaining, (American Idiot and American Eulogy)  and the biggest contribution he can make is substance abuse?  His decision to enter rehab apparently stems from a breakdown he had on stage when he thought their set was being cut short.  He insulted Justin Bieber and smashed his guitar before leaving the stage.  Now Billie Joe Armstrong may in fact have a substance abuse problem but maybe he’s just a jerk.  The rehab thing is great publicity and lessens the negative public opinion of him; the devil, drugs and alcohol made him do it.  That works out pretty well.  If he is truly inflicted with substance abuse issues I certainly hope he receives the help he so desperately requires.

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