Green Day's bassist Mike Dirnt opened up to NME about what it's like being up on stage now that Billie Joe is out of rehab. "It's nerve-wracking playing these shows after Billie Joe's rehab. The sh*t really hit the fan but we're ready to get the f**k out of home again."
Dirnt commented on how he felt when Billie Joe went into rehab: "It was the first time in my life I've ever been in a position of being scared for my friend's life. We're a very close band. We don't want our personal lives in the tabloids, but this was as real as it gets."
"I was shocked. The first thing I did the next day was call Billie and go, 'What the fuck, dude? you're in a bad place, you've got to get better.' and you know, he took it seriously. You could sense it coming. That's the shit thing, you knew something was going on but you don't know that's the reason his backpack would sound like a baby rattle when he put it on. We're a close band but it's personal shit. You don't want to be like, 'Hey man, what are you doing?'. You look around and everyone in the world is on pills and alcohol these days."