2012| Billie Joe Armstrong's guitar smashing rant

Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong headed to rehab just days before the band was to release the first of three new albums. The revelation came less than 48 hours after Armstrong ranted and smashed his guitar at Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.
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The rant, or as much of it as we can print:
 "Give me a ... break," Armstrong shouted. "One minute left. One minute ... left. You're gonna give me ... one minute? Look at that ... sign right there. One minute. Let me ... tell you something. Let me tell you something. I've been around since ... 1980 ... 8 and you're going to give me one ... minute? You gotta be ... kidding me ... I'm not ... Justin Bieber." <br />
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( Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Clear Channel / September 24, 2012 )

Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong headed to rehab just days before the band was to release the first of three new albums. The revelation came less than 48 hours after Armstrong ranted and smashed his guitar at Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.

The rant, or as much of it as we can print: "Give me a ... break," Armstrong shouted. "One minute left. One minute ... left. You're gonna give me ... one minute? Look at that ... sign right there. One minute. Let me ... tell you something. Let me tell you something. I've been around since ... 1980 ... 8 and you're going to give me one ... minute? You gotta be ... kidding me ... I'm not ... Justin Bieber."
MORE: Billie Joe Armstrong joins long list of badly timed pop meltdowns

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