Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong may have brought new meaning to the term “American idiot” on Saturday night.
“Get you f—ing hands up in the air!” Armstrong yelled to the crowd as the band played 1994’s “Basket Case” before the final game between the Atlantic and Pacific divisions. “Let’s go f–king crazy!” he added in the middle of the song.
While the expletives were bleeped during the broadcast, which was seen across the U.S. and Canada on a slight delay, the thousands of fans inside the Enterprise Center arena got an earful. His words were also caught on a secondary audio feed that went viral on social media.
Armstrong, an Oakland, Calif., native who co-founded the band in 1986, also declined to censor himself while singing the band’s cynical 2004 hit “American Idiot,” which notably includes the F-word and a homophobic slur written into the song’s lyrics.
As of early Sunday, NBC had not yet commented on the performance.
The band has a partnership with the NHL, according to the hockey blog RMNB.
As for the game, the Pacific division beat the Atlantic division 5-4 after the sides ousted the Metropolitan and Central divisions in a series of mini games. Forward David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins was named MVP.
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