Psy’s songs are infectious, yes. Contagious almost. But we wouldn’t go as far as to call it an STD.
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong didn’t hold back, though, when talking about the Korean star, calling him “the herpes of music.”
The lead singer posted a photo on his Instagram today of Psy with the following caption: “This dude is the herpes of music. Once you think it’s gone, it comes back. #herpes #flareup #pleasegoaway”.
Who’s side are you on?
Billie Joe Armstrong is opening up publicly for the first time about his substance abuse, which culminated in a public breakdown at last year’s iHeart Radio Music Festival. The Green Day frontman shocked fans when he ended the band’s performance by smashing his guitar and screaming obscenities at the audience. In the days following the festival, Armstrong was admitted to a rehab facility for drug and alcohol abuse, postponing Green Day’s tour for their three albums ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!.
In this month’s Rolling Stone Magazine, Armstrong speaks candidly about his struggle with substance abuse, saying “I couldn’t predict where I was going to end up at the end of the night. I’d wake up in a strange house on a couch. I wouldn’t remember how. It was a complete blackout.”
The magazine, which features Armstrong on the cover, hits stands this Friday.
Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong went into treatment for substance abuse problems in September when he smashed a guitar and swore multiple times on stage in Las Vegas, and his record label boss Rob Cavallo has confirmed he may need to be in for some time.
Cavallo told Rolling Stone magazine “He’s under medical supervision for a while to get him clean. His doctors are still evaluating. All I can say is I don’t know if we’ll see him before or after Christmas. It’s basically undetermined when he will be back.”
Billie Joe was said to be like a “loose cannon” for some time prior to his rehab entry, with friends saying it was about time he god “serious help” for his problems. One source said “Billie Joe has been a loose cannon for a long time. It’s gone long past time when he should be getting some serious help.”
The outburst prior to his checking in at rehab began when a teleprompter at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas urged him to finish performing in one minute. Armstrong screamed at the crowd “You’re going to give me one minute? One f**king minute? I’ve been around since f**king 19 f**king 80 f**king eight, and you’re going to give me one f**king minute? I’m not f**king Justin Bieber, you motherf**kers.” He then destroyed his guitar and left the stage.