“You’re going to give me one minute? One f—ing minute? I’ve been around since f—ing 19 f—ing 80 f—ing 8, and you’re going to give me one f—ing minute? I’m not f—ing Justin Bieber, you motherf—ers.” That was Armstrong’s rather dramatic response to the “one-minute” warning being flashed at him from a TelePrompter monitor. He then stormed off stage smashing his guitar as he exited. Watch video of the outburst below.
In a statement to The Associated Press, Green Day apologized “to those they offended at the iHeartRadio Festival” and said its set was not cut short by Clear Channel, the host of the two-day festival.
The Grammy winning band also is canceling some of its promotional appearances. It is due to release the album “Uno” on Tuesday, the follow-up to “21st Century Breakdown,” released three years ago. “Uno” is the first in a trilogy of albums; the second is to be out in November, and the last in January. The band is due to kick off a nationwide tour Nov. 26 in Seattle.
Armstrong was hospitalized in early September in Bologna, Italy, for an undisclosed ailment, but recovered well enough to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 6