Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sensationalism sends Green Day front man to rehab

Strange message just popped up on Facebook saying Billie Joe Armstrong, front man of Green Day, is off to rehab for substance abuse. Had a quick look around to see what happened and it seemed he had a bit of a rock 'n roll moment during a performance on Friday. And that's all it is...

He swore a bit after being told by organisers he had one minute left. That seems rather annoying to me too... Especially if you're one of the biggest bands in the world. Oh, and they smashed their guitars in protest. That's all it is.

The media, of course, is blowing this out of proportions as can be expected. They're all calling it a "meltdown". Yeah, I expect this from TMZ, but more mainstream media are all following. Is it so hard to state the facts without sensationalising every-little-thing? It's all rubbish and you know it! Don't think I'm correct? Judge for yourself in the clip of the incident after the break.

And, you know, of course, what the result of all of this is, right? They've had to cancel a bunch of promotion gigs, so that fans can no longer enjoy their favourite band. Unbelievable!

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