Billie Joe Armstrong is coming clean about his struggles with alcohol and prescription drug abuse. In the upcoming issue of “Rolling Stone,” the Green Day front man says he had been dealing with the problem for years. He admits he usually couldn’t predict where he’d end up at the end of the night, and he’d often wake up the next morning on someone else’s couch after a “complete blackout.” Armstrong says he doesn’t even remember much of his onstage meltdown at a festival last year, confessing that he had to ask his wife just how bad it was the next day. And when he talked to his manager, Billie Joe says he was told to return to Oakland and check himself into rehab “immediately.”
Green Day was forced to cancel its tour because of the rehab stint, but things are back on track now and the group is scheduled to make their return March 15th at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. In the meantime, fans can read Armstrong’s full “Rolling Stone” cover story when it hits newsstands this Friday.
However, Seattle fans, the band will not make up their missed show here. Wrong!