"We had to put the life of our friend in front of everything."
Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt is speaking about the rant and rehab of Green Day front-man Billie Joe Armstrong. Dirnt, who joined Armstrong in smashing his instrument at the iHeartRadio Music Festival (total wingman move), told BBC Radio (via NME) that everything is on pause for the sake of Billie Joe Armstrong. He also believes that the band bit off more than they could chew leading up to the meltdown:
"Hindsight is 20/20… it was a tremendous undertaking… It catches up with you a little bit. We definitely jumped off a moving train...All that inertia. There were signs of things hitting the fan, we hadn't slept in forever."