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- Posted on Sep 28th 2012 11:15AM by Jason MacNeil
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The Melvins are keeping an online diary of their whirlwind "51 States in 51 Days" tour over at Spin.Dunn's Sept. 26 post titled "Billie Joe Armstrong Is A 'Little Weasel'" chastises the frontman currently seeking substance abuse treatment.
"But to limit oneself to such colorless surroundings is to go mad and there's nothing worse then some rock 'n' roll brat throwing a tantrum and going AWOL just because he can't keep himself occupied," Dunn says. "Yes, I'm referring to that little weasel in Green Day. That guy's main problem is that he doesn't realize that he is Justin Bieber. He should take some of the green in his wallet, buy himself a green smoothie and relax. What kind of band name is Green Day anyway? Is that in reference to all the chord progressions they continually recycle? But I digress..."
Dunn isn't the first to go after Armstrong or the band for its mea culpa. Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum tweeted Wednesday regarding the apology. "I thought Billy Joe Armstrongs Rant was the most punk rock thing he has ever done," Sorum wrote. "Then he had to go and ruin it by apologizing. Corporate rock is alive and well. Never really bought that band anyway."
When one fan replied by saying Sorum was essentially kicking a man "when he was down" was "not classy" Sorum responded "Not a classy business trust me." Subsequent tweets had Sorum saying, "Sorry to hurt ur feelings just my opinion ive played with Iggy hes a punk rock front for real" and "They feed you Kesha and Green Day like they feed you Cornflakes."
As previously reported, Green Day have nixed some promotional appearances as Armstrong is in treatment. Alanis Morissette subbed for the band on Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday evening, covering the band's hit "Basket Case" in a far more deliberate, haunting fashion.
Meanwhile, The Melvins' marathon trek continues this evening in South Burlington, Vermont. The tour wraps up in Honolulu on Oct. 25.