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Did Billie Joe ruin Green Day's comeback?


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most of you have already said exactly what I think, but I'll just sum up what I have to say anyway:
First, no, he didn't ruin anything, I think about him all the time ever since iheart and only hope he gets better, he needs it. According to your logic he had to continue promoting the albums despite his state... and I can't even think of any fans who would want that.
Second, yes of course the promotion of the albums sucks at this point, but I'm sure that it's something Green Day will fix as soon as Billie gets better, I'm expecting a shit load of interviews and tv appearances :happy: and I'm really looking forward to see videos of them playing shows in different places, he'd be so happy once his back... :happy:
My last point is, have you even thought of the fact that, because of Billie's state, they could have left things as they were, Tré would have been released in January, and they could have promoted it right after that, in January or February, but they didn't mind the promotion, or how much attention would these albums recieve from the general public, they put their fans first and decided to release Tré in December, and though it will harm the promotion a little, it's still really amazing of them when you think about it
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No. Just no. It's just wrong to think that way. It's like if I have al alcoholism problem, I get too drunk and my friends start telling me the next day that I fucked up all their night. So apart from my problem I'd have to hear my friends whining about me, hearing their bad reactions and comments and feel I let down people I liked. I guess for Billie's case it's more or less the same, but applied in a band-fans relationship. I doubt Billie feels very good about it and those commentaries don't help. Of course Billie didn't 'ruin' anything.

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The first thing I want to say is, like others already said, it's not a comeback.
Billie Joe's health is the most important thing and it's good that he takes his time and that Mike and Tré support their friend so much. The health of their friend's more important to them than the band. I'm relieved that they take Billie's rehab serious and that they take the time till Billie feels better. It's right that they can't promote the trilogy but the fans will always support them and they'll keep buying the albums.
I'm not mad at you Bam, you just asked a question, but to me Billie didn't ruin the 'comeback'

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No Way!!! If anything he helped it. After his crazy rant he was kind of everywhere. All anyone ever talked about for a while was 'Oh, did you hear about Green Day at iheart?'. And these were people who didn't have a clue about who Green Day was before (i know right? who doesn't know about green day!!??). So in a way, it helped them gain popularity


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Well, he did said "we'll be back".

 

And by the way, no, he didn't.



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Yes i agree with you actually. While Billie's health comes first, it basically killed the band for a couple months and it was the worst time too, right after UNO and before Dos and Tre. Ever since late September the band itself has been virtually dead. Sure Dos and tre came out but the band itself has done nothing. I'm not going to say they're back until i see those U.S tour dates announced and them making some TV appearences. I'm sorry i had to make this post but it is the honest truth



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No. Just no. 



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for the 2nd time, yes he did. XD 



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My dad and I were just talking about this topic. Do you think Billie Joe ruined Green Day's comeback? My dad made some pretty valid points. They had momentum. They were on a roll. And then their rock and roll train of life took an emergency brake. Some shows were cancelled, some postponed. How do you feel about this?

(By comeback, I mean new album things. Like how ¡DOS! Had to be fan-promoted because the band couldn't and/or wouldnt do it.)

Personally, I'm a little worried for Billie-Joe's health, and I'm a little worried about the fact that some of their shows had to be cancelled. Billie-Joe's health definitely comes first, though - we don't want him to end up like another Michael Jackson, or any of the other band members, for that matter. However, as someone who has never had a chance to see Green Day live before, I have to say I was more than a little gutted to hear about the cancellation of shows, and hope, hope, hope that they get back on their feet soon. I really hope that they make it over somewhere in the vicinity of New Zealand sometime in 2013 (ie, Auckland, Australia), or China/Japan in Summer of 2013 (ie, December for us).

As for the fan promotion of the albums: Meh, they've done stuff like this with their other albums and survived. Like, their albums in their middle years didn't receive a lot of attention, and imo have turned out to be their best work. Shenanigans definitely didn't (receive a lot of attention that is - there is still some good stuff on there). I'm more concerned about the fact that they don't appear to be doing a huge world tour like they did with American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, despite the fact that a three-album series plus a documentary DVD in my book would constitute a worldwide tour. 


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Personally, I'm a little worried for Billie-Joe's health, and I'm a little worried about the fact that some of their shows had to be cancelled. Billie-Joe's health definitely comes first, though - we don't want him to end up like another Michael Jackson, or any of the other band members, for that matter. However, as someone who has never had a chance to see Green Day live before, I have to say I was more than a little gutted to hear about the cancellation of shows, and hope, hope, hope that they get back on their feet soon. I really hope that they make it over somewhere in the vicinity of New Zealand sometime in 2013 (ie, Auckland, Australia), or China/Japan in Summer of 2013 (ie, December for us).

As for the fan promotion of the albums: Meh, they've done stuff like this with their other albums and survived. Like, their albums in their middle years didn't receive a lot of attention, and imo have turned out to be their best work. Shenanigans definitely didn't. I'm more concerned about the fact that they don't appear to be doing a huge world tour, despite the fact that a three-album series plus a documentary DVD in my book would constitute a worldwide tour.

True, I really hope this does not effect them coming to the smaller countries, ie New Zealand



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NOOOO!!!!!



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This wasn't really a come back. It's generally a come back is the band hasn't done anything for several years and just comes out of nowhere and goes 'LOOK WE'RE DOING STUFF AGAIN' whereas Green Day's last release was in 2009 and the band has been consistently popular and doing tours, etc.




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