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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong opens up about addiction with Rolling Stone magazine

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong has opened up about his addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs following a stint in rehab after a very public outburst at last year’s iHeartRadio Festival.

“I couldn't predict where I was going to end up at the end of the night," Armstrong confesses in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I'd wake up in a strange house on a couch. I wouldn't remember how. It was a complete blackout.”

Armstrong’s name was splashed across the headlines after his set was cut short during the star-studded Las Vegas event. The alternative rocker smashed his guitar and screamed out, “I’m not f**king Justin Bieber!” The singer admits that’s when he realized that things were bad.

"I remember tiny things…The next morning, I woke up. I asked [my wife] Adrienne, "How bad was it?" She said, "It's bad." I called my manager. He said, "You're getting on a plane, going back to Oakland and going into rehab immediately."

After leaving rehab, the band announced their intentions to tour in 2013. The band also announced a series of club dates which will take place before they begin their tour.

Armstrong’s interview will be featured in the new issue of Rolling Stone which hits stands Friday.

image credit: Rolling Stone

 

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