I finally got around to reading the article.
Wow. I actually didn't think I could respect the guy anymore than I already do, but I guess I can. I'm really, really, really proud of him for turning his life around. I'm glad he figured out that he had this addiction and that if it went on any longer, it could have costed him his band, his marriage, and even his life.
I've always thought that the lyrics to Green Day's songs were some of the most personal and well-written that I've ever seen. Reading about him writing several of the songs as sort of a self-reflection on his own life is living proof of the beauty of music.
Anyone who hasn't caught the interview should definitely check it out. The guy has had a tough life and struggled with his own demons and the ability for him to overcome them is why he is my hero.