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Green Day: 'Playing live for the first time since Billie Joe's rehab stay will be nerve-wracking'

Well-loved punk rockers Green Day are set to return to the stage later this month with their first live show since member Billie Joe Armstron was admitted to rehab, but they're nervous about performing.

The band's bassist, Mike Dirnt, spoke to NME about getting back to playing shows and explained that they expect it will be "nerve-wracking": "It's nerve-wracking playing these shows after Billie Joe's rehab. The s**t really hit the fan but we're ready to get the f**k out of home again."

Dirnt also revealed that they've made some new backstage rules, which they hope will help encourage Billie Joe to stay sober: "He's in a good place. What I will say is backstage is going to be a lot different from now on. We'll watch for stuff getting passed around, not let idiots walk backstage, not get hammered and s**t like that."

"When you're in a band, everyone in the world wants to have a shot with you. But if you have a shot with everyone in the world you'd be dead."

The 'American Idiot' trio will perform at SXSW on March 15 and have also been confirmed as one of the headlining acts for this year's Reading and Leeds Festival in the UK.





Watch Green Day's video for 'Oh Love' below: