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Metallica paid tribute to Green Day after replacing them at a festival.
The heavy metal group stepped in for the 'Oh Love' punk band at the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, after they cancelled all forthcoming dates due to frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's ongoing rehab.
Two songs into their set, Metallica singer James Hetfield told the crowd: "We! Are! Green Day! - Except a little taller!"
He later added: "You're hoping Green Day are going to show up, right? So am I. They're getting help. They're getting it sorted out. The world needs them."
He also dedicated the track 'Battery' to the front man, saying: "This one's for Billie."
During their encore, Metallica - which also includes Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo - played the opening to Green Day's 'American Idiot', although James cut it short and told the crowd, "We can't play that song."
Green Day announced yesterday they are cancelling all scheduled dates in 2012 and postponing shows they had scheduled for 2013.
Bassist, Mike Dirnt, wrote on the band's website: "The timing for this isn't ideal, but Billie Joe's well-being is our main concern.
"We are happy to say that Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank you all for the outpouring of support and well wishes that we have received, and we can't wait to see you all again soon."
Rocker Billy Joe Armstrong is entering rehab.
The 'Green Day' singer is set to undergo treatment for substance abuse, a spokesperson for the group has confirmed. The band has also postponed several upcoming promotional appearances.
The Grammy-winner's spokesperson told US website TMZ: "'Green Day' wants to apologize to those they offended at the 'iHeartRadio Festival' in Las Vegas.
"The band regretfully must postpone some of their upcoming promotional appearances."
The group's front man had a very public meltdown on stage in Las Vegas over the weekend, where the group was performing at the star-studded 'iHeartRadio Music Festival'.
The 40-year-old singer was videotaped screaming profanities and slamming Justin Bieber during the band's performance at the annual three-day festival before violently smashing his guitar on-stage, complaining their performance had been cut short.
Billy was hospitalized in Italy earlier this month for an undisclosed ailment, but recovered in time for his band to perform at the 'MTV Video Music Awards' on September 6.
'Green Day' will release their new album 'Uno' on Tuesday - the first in a trilogy of records - and is due to kick off a new US tour on November 26 in Seattle.
Green Day have are planing to play "3,000" shows in support of their new albums.
The 'Oh Love' band are releasing three records - '¡Uno!', '¡Dos!', '¡Tre!' - and joked that for such an ambitious project they will have to have a suitably sized tour to match.
Bassist Mike Dirnt told MTV: "The full tour, we'll probably do about 3,000 shows.
"Right now, we're just warming up and getting ready to go out there, start swinging. The sky is the limit right now.
"We're just going to keep going. We want to play a lot of small clubs, a lot of theaters, a lot of arenas, and then who knows what else."
Fontman Billie Joe Armstrong - who completes the band up with drummer Tre Cool - also said they always keep up with new music, and let it evolve the direction of their own sound.
He added: "For us, it was always a slow evolution through time.
"After our first records on [record label] Lookout!, and 'Dookie' all the way though '21st Century Breakdown', it was always about taking the right kind of risks.
"But, not trying to do something where you're pushing too hard to try to evolve into something that you're not. It takes time, and we always listen to younger bands; we really like a band called the Biters, and Best Coast. It's just a matter of letting yourself evolve."
Green Day have a dance music track on their new trilogy.
The 'American Idiot' band are releasing three albums, titled '¡Uno!', '¡Dos!' and '¡Tre!' and on one track, 'Kill the DJ', attempted to emulate electronic music.
Singer Bille Joe Armstrong said: "Mike [Dirt, bassist] asked me to write a song with a four-on-the-floor rhythm. "I'd never done it before. It's kind of like [The Clash's] 'Sandinista!', Ian Dury's 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' and the Tom Tom Club song, 'Genius of Love'.
"We were trying to figure out how to make dance music without turning into a dance band."
Billie also explained the reason the band are releasing three albums is because they wanted to do something "dangerous," but even though there are three separate discs, it still counts as one album under their record contract.
He added to Rolling Stone magazine: "It counts as one. Believe me, we asked. There was no getting around that. That was fine.
"The record company have been great about it, just stoked. People get so caught up in not trying to do something new and creative, 'Let's just put out an EP.' We said, 'Let's do the exact opposite, something dangerous and fun.'"
Green Day - completed by drummer Tre Cool - release '¡Uno!' on September 25, '¡Dos!' on November 13 and '¡Tre!' on January 15.
Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong has vowed never to take psychedelic drugs ever again.
He said: "Acid. I don't regret doing it, but I sure as f**k wouldn't do it now. I'm way too neurotic. I'd be, like, sitting in the corner sucking my thumb for nine hours."
What doesn't YouTube have? After doing this I looked at my TV and it looked warped for about 2 seconds. Never dropped the A so I have no idea.