Green Day Learned From Singer's Meltdown

(TeamRock Radio) Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt says the band have learned to take breaks as a result of their frontman Billy Joe Armstrong's onstage meltdown last year.

He disintegrated in rage during a festival set in September 2012, shouting at organisers, smashing his guitar and throwing his mic away. Days later the band announced he'd gone to rehab suffering from addiction issues, and added it was partly to do with their hectic work schedule.

Now Dirnt reflects that the incident was 20 years in the making. He tells The Age: "We hadn't taken a vacation, hadn't looked up, hadn't done anything that wasn't writing music and touring. When you're working that hard there's a lot of downtime on the road. You can drink too much or get into sleeping pills or whatever." more on this story

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