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Billie Joe Armstrong: PSY is 'the herpes of music'


Green Day singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong has taken aim at South Korean pop sensation PSY, calling the "Gangnam Style" hit-maker the "herpes" of music.

The "American Idiot" singer was in rehab tackling substance abuse issues as PSY took over the world's charts with his catchy dance anthem last year, and now that the Asian superstar is back with his "Gangnam Style" follow-up, "Gentleman," Armstrong has taken to his Instagram page to fire off at the wacky star.

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The punk rocker writes, "This dude is the herpes of music. Once you think it's gone, it comes back. #herpes #flareup #pleasegoaway."

Armstrong's feelings aren't echoed by all snarling rockers. In fact, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher recently revealed he's a big fan.

In a Web chat with Japanese fans in February, the British rocker was asked if he liked PSY's breakout global hit and said, "I think it's an absolute classic. I love it. My kid dances to it every morning and it makes me chuckle and spit out my Corn Flakes."

May 13, 2013 7:12PM
Actually the Green Days Nickelbacks etc are right at the same level as psy radiohead coldplay kesha bAy ONCE all (c)rappers etc.. It NO TALENT NO ABILITY garbage has been on a huge downward spiral since 92
May 12, 2013 7:23PM
REALLY?? Billy Joe of the SUPER POP Green Day is bashing some other form of shi**y music??!! What a hypocrite.
May 12, 2013 3:47PM

And Further more, we would have Butt Raped you in Godzilla's!


May 12, 2013 3:38PM

Hey Bubble Gum Punker!

I've always thought of YOU as the Gonorrhea of PUNK!

LONG LIVE Fear, DK’s, & The Sex Pistols and so on!



May 10, 2013 4:33PM
No kidding!  Billy is being kind.  Do people remember the ANTI-AMERCIAN song PSY got his first taste of fame from?  ipoundblkazz, you are the bad stinky itch sweetheart.
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