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Thought: Why Billie Joe Armstrong, went off on IheartRadio concert, my take on it…

A lot of people seem to be confused on why Billie Joe Armstrong would throw a temper tantrum on stage in front of thousands of people, at a major festival like IHeartRadio (which seems to be a festival full of mainstream acts). Here is my take on what set Billie Joe into a rage. Okay, here we go…

I believe that Usher’s set was before Green Day, and Usher’s set might of went a little over time, which is probably the big reason that forced Green Day’s set to be cut short. If you look at this scheduling, Green Day was originally booked to perform a 45 minute set. I’m sure the festival organizers would have let Green Day perform their full set, but considering that Rihanna was the big headliner that night they were on, Rihanna was after Green Day, they were in a big hurry to get Rihanna on ’cause the MGM Grand were full of Rihanna fans.

Those comments that Billie Joe made, “I’ve been around since 1988”, and “I’m not fucking Justin Bieber, you motherfuckers”. I can completely understand where he’s coming from. Green Day has been making music and selling lots of records since the late ’80’s. Green Day has been around longer than most of the acts on that bill that day (well except for Bon Jovi, who has been around longer than Green Day). When he says, he’s not “Justin Bieber”, I think what he meant by that is that his band were being treated like kids. If Justin Bieber performed that night and if Bieber’s set went over time, they would have let Bieber finish his set. The festival acted like Green Day were nothing. They acted like the band was nothing important. Sure, Green Day may be as pop as Justin Bieber, but I don’t think that’s what Billie Joe meant. What I think he meant is that Billie Joe knows that the US  does not like Justin Bieber too much, he just didn’t want people treating Green Day the same way. He felt like the festival was comparing him to Justin Bieber.

The band felt that they were being treated unfairly. Today is not a good time for Green Day to be playing music still ’cause they’ll always be looked at as a pop band and they should have hung it up after their album “Dookie”. “Dookie” was the only good album they did ’cause it was a true punk record.

I can understand why the band would get mad though ’cause no band likes their set getting cut short and they don’t like getting controlled by the media. That’s what it is, Green Day getting controlled by mainstream music and pop culture. It bothered them. That’s why it set Green Day off. Just my 2cents on this.

Kev

Cool Video: Green Day upset over set being cut short at “IHeartRadio” concert…

Green Day, played a set at the “IHeartRadio” concert, and their set was forced to be cut short, only having 1 minute left. So Billie Joe Armstrong, decided to throw a tantrum, and complain, by cussing up a storm. He even went as far as calling out Justin Bieber and violently smash his guitar on stage.

If some of you find this offensive, then some of you must be new to the punk rock genre. This is the way a lot of punk rock guys act, on and off the stage. They swear, a lot of them have bad tempers. You get the deal, that’s who they are. They call ’em punks for a reason? This is a bad time for the punk genre to be around ’cause people in today’s industry would find what Billie Joe did offensive, but if this was still the 80’s where punk music was big back then, then this wouldn’t matter and it wouldn’t be a big news story. Billie Joe still acts like a punk ’cause that’s who he is. He’s always been like this.

It was funny though. I loved how he called out Justin Bieber. This definitely wasn’t acting though. Billie Joe is not afraid to express his honest feelings.

Kev

See the video, here.

Report: Tom Hanks teaming up with Green Day to bring “American Idiot” to the big screen…

It’s no secret that Tom Hanks is a big music lover but who knew that he is a huge fan of Green Day? It seems that he is. If you pay attention to the “American Idiot” album, the album is kind of like a theatre musical, that’s why it is headed to Broadway later this Spring. Now expect this to head to the big screen with the help of Tom Hanks.

Will Tom get himself an acting role in the “American Idiot” movie or will he direct it? Who knows, he could do either one or both if he wanted.

More on it here:

http://www.deadline.com/2010/03/green-days-american-idiot-making-movie-move-with-playtones-hanks-goetzman/

Kev