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Billie Joe Armstrong Biography

Birth Place:
California, United States
Rock singer, guitarist

Fast Facts

  • Is the youngest of six children
  • As a child, performed with his jazz drummer father, Andy, at Shriners' Hospitals and convalescent homes around northern California
  • Met future Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt in fifth grade and began playing music with him soon after; first song the pair learned was Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train
  • " Dropped out of high school his senior year to focus on music full time
  • Made his studio debut with Green Day on 39/Smooth, released in 1990 by Lookout Records
  • Commercial breakthrough came with Green Day's Dookie (1994), which sold more than 10 million copies in the U
  • S
  • alone due to hits like "Longview" and "When I Come Around
  • " Helped design the Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Jr
  • , a Gibson guitar named after him


  • Allen Armstrong -- Brother
  • David Armstrong -- Brother
  • Andy Armstrong -- Father
  • Ollie Armstrong -- Mother
  • Anna Armstrong Humann -- Sister
  • Holly -- Sister
  • Marci -- Sister
  • Jakob Danger Armstrong -- Son
  • Joseph Marcicano Armstrong -- Son
  • Adrienne Armstrong -- Wife