Billie Joe Armstrong still to appear on The Voice despite rehab
Despite a profanity-fueled meltdown at the iHeartRadio Music Festival followed by an enrollment in a substance abuse clinic on Sunday, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is still slated to appear on The Voice.
Fans of both The Voice and Green Day (show of hands -- how many of you are there?) never fear. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will appear on the TV talent contest as a mentor as planned, Rolling Stone reports.
"We're taped and all set," an NBC representative said. Apparently, Armstrong recorded his appearances as part of Christina Aguilera's team earlier this summer.
During his set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 21, Armstrong let loose a series of f-bombs on being told that his band had only one minute remaining. "Oh **** this ****. I'm going to play a **** new song. ... You're gonna give me one **** minute?"
He continued, "Let me tell you something. I've been around since 19-****-88. And you're gonna give me one **** minute? .... What the ****! I'm not **** Justin Bieber, you ****!"
This outburst was quickly followed two days later by a check-in at a rehab clinic for substance abuse treatment. A statement on the Grammy Award-winning band's website stated, "Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse. We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances."
The band has just officially released its first album, ¡Uno!, of a planned trilogy. ¡Uno! will be followed on Nov. 12 with ¡Dos!, and then ¡Tre! on Jan. 14, 2013.
We wonder ...