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Green Day had an on-stage meltdown yesterday

on September 22, 2012, 3:01pm

Green Day meltdown

I’m not sure how punk rock a band can be if they agree to play a festival alongside Taylor Swift, Pink, Rihanna, and Swedish House Mafia, but here’s the moment from last night’s iHeart Radio Festival that everyone’s talking about. Apparently, Green Day’s 45-minute set was cut short so that Usher could play longer. And in a move either super awesome or super orchestrated, Billie Joe Armstrong lost his shit when it was time to pull the plug. If anything, this will make you want to listen to Dookie — or watch old Sex Pistols footage.

Here’s the full text of Billie’s rant (via Idolator):

Oh, fuck this shit. I’m gonna play a fucking new song. Fuck this shit. Give me a fucking break. One minute left. One minute fucking left. You’re gonna give me one fucking minute? Look at that fucking sign right there — one minute. Let me fucking tell you something, let me tell you something, I’ve been around since fucking 198-fucking-8. And you’re gonna give me one fucking minute? You’ve gotta be fucking kidding me! You’re fucking kidding me. What the fuck! I’m not fucking Justin Bieber, you motherfuckers. You’ve gotta be fucking joking. This is a fucking joke. I got one minute — one minute left. Oh, now I got nothing left. Let me show you what one fucking minute fucking means. [smashes guitar] One minute. God fucking love you all. We’ll be back.