Posts Tagged ‘incident’

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Gives His First Post-Rehab Interview to Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone Magazine Green Day ‘s Billie Joe Armstrong is about to re-enter the music world with a spring tour and an appearance at Austin’s South by Southwest on the schedule next month, but the rocker, fresh from a rehab stint, is now speaking about the issues that forced him to seek treatment and leave the touring life last fall. In the new issue of Rolling Stone , the frontman details his years of alcohol and prescription drug abuse. He recalls, “I couldn’t predict where I was going to end up at the end of the night. I’d wake up in a strange house on a couch. I wouldn’t remember how. It was a complete blackout.” Armstrong’s issues came to a head at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas last year when he delivered an onstage tirade that included the smashing of instruments and a thorough tongue-lashing of festival organizers who had a clock counting down the band’s set time. Shortly after the incident, the band apologized and Armstrong sought treatment. He says of the Vegas show, “I remember tiny things. The next morning, I woke up. I asked [my wife] Adrienne, ‘How bad was it?’ She said, ‘It’s bad.’ I called my manager. He said, ‘You’re getting on a plane, going back to Oakland and going into rehab immediately.’” The full Rolling Stone interview with Armstrong arrives on newsstands this Friday. [button href=”” title=”Next: Green Day’s Mike Dirnt on Billie Joe Armstrong’s Rehab” align=”center”]

Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter Stephanie Cleared of Heroin and Marijuana Possession Charges

Larry Busacca, Getty Images One of music’s top stories of the week has been Jon Bon Jovi ‘s daughter Stephanie suffering an alleged heroin overdose in a college dorm room. The 19-year-old was rushed to the hospital and held under arrest, ultimately facing numerous charges, but Bon Jovi’s daughter has reportedly been let off the hook. Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, was arrested at Hamilton College in New York, where she and fellow student Ian Grant, 21, were booked for charges of possessing a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Despite being hit with these charges, TMZ is reporting that both parties have been cleared of charges due to the ‘ 911 Good Samaritan ‘ bill that was passed by Governor Cuomo in 2011. The ’911 Good Samaritan’ bill was enacted to help prevent drug overdose deaths and encourage those who witness a potential overdose to help save lives without fearing arrest for drug or alcohol possession. Thus, TMZ writes that the District Attorney has dropped the charges in compliance with the bill. Neither Stephanie nor Jon Bon Jovi have chosen to make any sort of statement regarding the incident.

Daily Reload: Randy Blythe, System of a Down + More

Today on Daily Reload, we catch up with the latest on the Randy Blythe situation. The Lamb of God singer, now home from nearly a month in jail in the Czech Republic, offers his first public statement on the incident and his plans to clear his name. Meanwhile, System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan is of the mindset of a lot of the band’s fans in that while it’s

Warped Tour Reps Issue Statement on Death of Teenage Audience Member

As we recently reported, a 19-year-old female concertgoer tragically died on July 15 during the Toronto, Canada, stop of the Vans Warped Tour. The unidentified music fan was reportedly found unconscious in the early afternoon and died from as-yet-unknown causes. In response to the fan’s passing, the Vans Warped Tour have released an official statement about the incident. Deathcore band Chelsea Grin were playing at the time the deceased fan

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