Note to self: Do not piss off Green Day. Especially because they deserve all the respect in the world. Then again, I’m a huge fan. iHeartRadio? Not so much. In a move that could only describe the sad state of music today, the people at iHeartRadio allowed Usher to go 25 minutes longer than scheduled and decided to cut Green Day’s set to make up for it and allow Rihanna to take the stage. Billie Joe Armstrong understandably gets pissed and lets them know exactly how messed up it is.He tells them off, flips them off, smashes his guitar, and uses a lot of his favorite word.
Watch the video of the moment from the 2012 iHeartRadio festival here:
From the source:
Green Day’s 45 minute set is cut to 30 minutes by iHeartRadio to make more room for Rihanna and Usher [Usher’s set went 25 minutes longer than it was meant to] so Billie Joe armstrong stops halfway through Basket Case to play a new song only to realise that they have 1 minute left on the stage. He gets angry and complains before smashing his guitar and flipping the camera off during Green Days set at iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas.