Thursday, May 9, 2013

Billie Joe Armstrong Calls Psy ‘Herpes of Music’

Billie Joe Armstrong Calls Psy ‘Herpes of Music’

Maybe he needs to go back to rehab.

Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day, recently posted this on his Instagram account:

“This dude is the herpes of music. Once you think it’s gone, it comes back.”

The “dude” in the above quotation is K-pop star Psy.

BJA’s comment garnered 20,000 likes and 2,000 comments. Now, hold on to your hats, this may surprise you, but most of the comments agreed with Armstrong.

BJA recently got out of rehab. He and his band are currently touring Europe. What preceded his trip to the clinic was a rant about Justin Bieber at a concert in Las Vegas. After he finished chewing out the Biebs, the “American Idiot” singer checked himself into rehab.

So maybe BJA is back on the sauce, or the pills, or whatever was his addiction of choice (recording derivative music perhaps?). Not to state the obvious, but a urine test wouldn’t hurt.

Psy (and Bieber for that matter) aren’t the most musical of musical acts. Everyone knows that. No one seriously thinks Psy is the Korean Justin Timberlake or Justin Bieber the Canadian Justin Timberlake.

Psy and Bieber make fun, disposal, light songs. What’s wrong with that?

Best of all, no one forces anyone to listen to Psy or Justin Bieber or, thankfully, Green Day.

BJA should keep his negative opinions to himself. Calling out other artists, even those as vapid as
Psy, makes him appear bitter, petty, and trite.

“Hey, Bill. Your musical was nominated for a frickin’ Tony Award. You’re a legitimate musician. You don’t need to knock anyone to prove it.”

I always thought BJA was better than this. Well, I never thought that. This actually seems quite typical of the man but you know what I mean.

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