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Billie Joe Armstrong Goes to Rehab

Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong has checked into a treatment facility for substance abuse after trashing equipment and hurling abuse at promoters during what appeared to be a public meltdown at a Las Vegas festival.

The rocker and his bandmates were performing at the iHeart Radio Music Festival on Saturday when Armstrong took offense to a time warning towards the end of his set, storming offstage after accusing concert organizers of disrespecting him.

The video footage of his meltdown has since been posted online.

In a statement released to The Associated Press, the band has apologized for the incident, insisting the set was not cut short by promoters, as has been suggested.

A representative has also confirmed Armstrong is seeking treatment, adding, “The band regretfully must postpone some of their upcoming promotional appearances.”

The group’s new album, Uno, will be is released on Tuesday.

Armstrong’s treatment news comes just weeks after the trio was forced to scrap a show in Italy after the singer was hospitalized with with an undisclosed medical issue on September 2nd.

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Good News Dept: Green Day To Release Three Albums Over The Next Eight Months

Green Day put their humble beginnings to bed with the release of two epic concept albums that solidified themselves as one of the most essential contemporary American rock bands. But now, even the sprawl of American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown is too confining for the boys from Berkeley, as they have announced that they will be releasing a trio of brand new albums between September and January.

“We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives. This is the best music we’ve ever written, and the songs just keep coming,” the band said in a statement released by their publicist last night. “Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels.”

The albums will be titled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tre!, the third eschewing the proper Spanish spelling of “three” in favor of a reference to drummer Tré Cool. They represent the first proper releases from the band since 2009. ¡Uno! will hit stores on September 25, with ¡Dos! following on November 13 and ¡Tre! hitting on January 15 2013. There’s no indication about what the new music might sound like, though fans in Japan, France, Germany, and Italy may be able to get a preview when the band plays festivals in those countries later this summer.

Source:EW