Billie Joe Armstrong
Wilhelm Fink, BJ, Billie, The Reverend Strychnine Twitch, The Rev, Fink, Reverend Strychnine Twitch
Oakland, California, US
Armstrong attended Hillcrest Elementary School in Rodeo. He subsequently went to Carquinez Middle School and John Swett High School in Crockett.
He finally went to Pinole Valley High School in Pinole but dropped put on his 18th birthday on February 17, 1990, to focus fully on his music career.
Singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, actor
- Father – Andrew “Andy” Armstrong (Was a jazz musician and truck driver for Safeway Inc.)
- Mother – Ollie Jackson (Worked at Rod’s Hickory Pit restaurant in El Cerrito)
- Siblings – David Armstrong (Older Brother), Alan Armstrong (Older Brother), Marci Armstrong (Older Sister), Hollie Armstrong (Older Sister), Anna Armstrong (Older Sister)
He is signed to Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock
Vocals, bass, drums, guitar, piano, percussion, saxophone, harmonica, mandolin, violin
Reprise, Lookout!, Adeline, Recess Records
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
65 kg or 143 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Billie met Adrienne Nesser in Minneapolis, Minnesota at one of the Green Day’s concerts in 1990. They started dating and married on July 2, 1994. The couple has 2 children, son Joseph Marciano Armstrong (born – February 28, 1995) and son Jakob Danger (born – September 12, 1998).
Race / Ethnicity
He has dyed his hair black. His natural hair color is considered to be reddish brown.
- Wears eyeliner
Billie Joe’s plausible body specifications are –
- Chest – 39 in or 99 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 13.5 in or 34 cm
- Waist – 33 in or 84 cm
His shoe size is not known.
He has appeared in commercials for Fila, Gibson guitars, etc.
Best Known For
Being the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band “Green Day.”
Bille released his debut album titled 39/Smooth as a part of the band “Green Day” on April 13, 1990 through Lookout! Records. The album consisted of 10 singles giving it a total length of more than 31 minutes.
It didn’t rank anywhere in US Billboard 200. It received 3 out of 5 stars from Allmusic.
He debuted with 2003 film Riding in Vans with Boys as himself. It was a music video documentary.
First TV Show
In 1997, he played the role as Face (voice) in an adult animated sitcom King of the Hill in an episode titled “The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteburg.”
Billie Joe Armstrong Favorite Things
Billie Joe Armstrong Facts
- Billie started his career professionally in 1987.
- His music was influenced via NOFX, The Rezillos, The Adverts, Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, S*x Pistols, The Jam, The Clash, Buzzcocks, and The Who.
- During the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, he supported Barack Obama.
- Once in 1996, he got arrested after his show in Wisconsin due to indecent exposure.
- When he was 15, he united with his childhood friend Mike Dirnt to form a band called “Sweet Children.”
- He first got introduced to punk music by his brothers.
- Armstrong was born in Oakland but raised in Rodeo, California.
- On September 10, 1982, he lost his dad due to esophageal cancer.
- His one of the most popular songs “Wake Me Up When September Ends” is a memorial to his dad.
- Bon Jovi is the worst band, he has ever played with, live on stage.
- He is the youngest in his family. His oldest brother is 22 years his senior.
- Billie is the founding member of the punk rock band “Green Day.” It was founded in 1986 by Billie himself and bassist and backing vocalist Mike Dirnt. Other members include drummer Tré Cool and guitarist and backing vocalist Jason White.
- Billie is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band “Green Day.”
- His first live performance was at restaurant Rod’s Hickory Pit (where his mom worked) in 1987. He performed there together with friend Mike Dirnt.
- Billie was born when his mom was 40 years old.
- He is the founder of Adeline Records, which he founded in Oakland in 1997.
- Hear more from Billie on Twitter and Instagram. He does not have a Facebook page.
- Visit his band Green Day’s official website @ www.greenday.com. You may want to connect with band’s official Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, MySpace, YouTube, Google+ pages.