Everyone loves ‘Green Day,’ and if you a fan of this band, you must be well-aware of its frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong. Billies is an incredible guitarist, songwriter, singer, and musician. He has been the lead vocalist and writer for the rock band ‘Green Day’ for several years. He founded this band with Mike Dirnt in the year 1987. He also leads another punk rock band known as ‘Pinhead Gunpowder.’ Billie was interested in music from his childhood, and you will be surprised to know that he recorded his first when he was only five years old.
When he was in school, he met Mike Dirnt, and they both became good friends because of their common interest in music. When they were 14 years old, they formed a band and named it Sweet Children. It was the same band that was later renamed Green Band and achieved great success all over the world.
Billie was born on February 17, 1972, in Oakland, California. His mother’s name is Ollie Jackson, and his father’s name is Andrew Marciano Armstrong. He has five siblings and is the youngest of them all. His father was a truck driver and jazz musician. He died in the year 1982 when Billie was a mere ten years old. He has also dedicated the song ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ to his father. He went to Hillcrest Elementary School, Rodeo, and one of his teachers inspired him to record his first song, ‘Look for Love’, when he was five.
He met Mike Dirnt in the school, and an incredible bond was created between them. They later formed the famous punk rock band; ‘Green Day.’ When he turned 18, he dropped out of college to build a career in music.
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Armstrong’s career started when he created the band; ‘Sweet Children’ along with his childhood mate Mike Dirnt. In the year 1989, they changed the name of their band to ‘Green Day.’ They released their first Extended Play in the year 1989 with the title; ‘Lookout! Records’. Billie was the lead guitarist and vocalist for three songs of ‘The Lookouts,’ which were recorded in 1989. When Green Day released their second album, Kerplunk, they had a new drummer, Tre Cool.Billie also collaborated with several top artists and music groups in the industry throughout his career, such as Lonely Island and Leighton Meester.
Billie’s first serious relationship was with Erica Paleo when he sixteen years old. Several songs of the Green Day were inspired by Erica, such as ‘Christie Road.’ They both got separated in the year 1991. After Erica, Armstrong started dating Amanda, but their relationship didn’t last as long as they broke up in 1994.
Billie met Adrienne Nesser in 1990 and fall in love with her. Adrienne is the sister of Steve Nesser; A professional Skateboarder. They both got hitched on July 2, 1994. In 1995, their first child, Joey Armstrong, was born.
Speaking about the net worth of Billie Joe Armstrong, it is a whopping $75 million as he is a successful musician, actor, and singer. His band is quite popular all over the world.