Green Day Returns, Billie Joe Opens Up About Substance Problems and Rehab

You know how every VH1 Behind the Music episode has a part where, after hitting rock bottom and going to rehab, the artist/band has to reappear, mend their public image, and get back onstage again?

That's what Green Day is living through right now.

After blowing up at the iHeartRadio Festival last fall, entering rehab, and derailing the publicity tour for his Oakland band's three new albums, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has re-emerged, sober and contrite, and with stories about how bad his substance problems were. They're detailed in a cover story in this week's Rolling Stone, where Armstrong says, “I couldn't predict where I was going to end up at the end of the night… I'd wake up in a strange house on a couch. I wouldn't remember how. It was a complete blackout.”

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* Sorry, Billie Joe, But Your Onstage Freak-Out Was Not Punk


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