By Steven Anthony at 11:00 PM Saturday, September 22nd 2012
During Green Day’s slot at this year’s iHeartRadio festival, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong cut the band off in the middle of Basket Case to air out some problems he had with the day’s events.
Upon seeing a monitor alerting the band that they had only one minute left to perform, Armstrong’s rage switch flipped. Going into a tirade about not being “fucking Justin Bieber,” he then proceeded to smash his guitar into little pieces before walking off the stage.
The moment is pretty punk rock — it certainly doesn’t seem like it was planned out and he’s clearly very angry… never too old to flip the fuck out, right Billie?
Green Day’s new LP ¡Uno! comes out this week.
Update: Billie Joe is headed to rehab, and the band is canceling some of their upcoming promotional appearances.