On Friday, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong made a touching attempt at punk rock authenticity at the iHeartRadio Music festival. He cursed a lot, claimed to be different than Justin Bieber, and then smashed his guitar.
In a statement to The Associated Press, the band apologized for the incident and said their set was not cut short by Clear Channel, the host of the two-day festival.
The band is also canceling upcoming promotional appearances.
This Tweet about sums it up:
Armstrong follows punk forebears by freaking out over placement at a corporate engagement, going into rehab, apologizing to said corporation
— Sean Gentille (@seangentille) September 23, 2012
[Image via AP]