Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter as well as actor. He is well known for lead vocalist primary songwriter and also the guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, where he is co-founded with Mike Dirnt.
Joe is also a guitarist and vocalist for the punk rock band Pinhead Gunpowder & provides lead vocals for Green Day's side projects Foxboro Hot Tubs and The Network.
Oakland Born Billie Joe Armstrong Grew Up Along With Five Siblings
Billie Joe Armstrong was born on February 17, 1972, in Oakland, California, the U.S. His ethnicity is white, and nationality is American.
Armstrong is the youngest child of his parents, Ollie Jackson and Andrew "Andy" Armstrong. His mother worked as a waitress at Rod's Hickory Pit restaurant in El Cerrito where his father worked as a jazz musician and truck driver for Safeway Inc.
When Armstrong was ten, his father died due to esophageal cancer. During the time, he sang the song "Wake Me Up When September Ends" in memory of his father. After his father's death, his mother married again.
Armstrong has five older siblings, David, Alan, Marci, Anna, and Hollie.
Armstrong joined Hillcrest Elementary School in Rodeo where his teacher encouraged him to record a song titled, 'Look for Love.'
Armstrong enrolled the John Swett High School and Carquinez Middle School in Crockett and later transferred to Pinole Valley High School but he dropped out of school in 1990 to pursue his musical career.
Career As a Musician
Billie Joe Armstrong began his music career at a youthful age. When he was ten years, Armstrong met Mike Dirnt and began a band 'Sweet Children.' In the beginning, Armstrong and Pritchard played guitar, with Sean Hughes on ba s s and John Kiffmeyer on drums.
Later in April 1989, they changed their band name to Green Day and released their debut EP and a debut studio album. Green Day released their first Reprise Records, Dookie in 1994.
In 2009, Armstrong appeared at St. Jimmy in American Idiot and later joined the Season 3 of The Voice on NBC as an a s sistant mentor. Besides, he has collaborated with several artists and released many hit songs.
Is Multi-Millionaire, Find His Exact Worth
Billie Joe Armstrong earned huge amount of net worth from his brilliant career. His current is around $55 million.
Married To Adrienne Nesser For More Than Two Decades
Billie Joe Armstrong married Adrienne Nesser on July 2, 1994. The couple first met at one of Green Day's early performances in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1990 and started for a few years.
The day after marriage his wife Adrienne was pregnant. On February 28, 1995, they gave birth to their first child son, Joseph Marciano Armstrong who plays drums in a Berkeley-based band named SWMRS.
The couple gave birth to their second son, Jakob Danger born on September 12, 1998, who is a guitarist and singer-songwriter where he released his first material online in 2015.
In a February 2014 interview with Rolling Stone Armstrong said about how his sudden marriage and having sons
"I was very impulsive at that time. I think that impulsive behavior was meant to counteract the chaos in my life.
Previously, Armstrong dated Erica Paleno and Amanda.
Is He Member Of LGBTQ?
Well, the singer himself has officiated that he is bisexual. While being interviewed in the year 1995 by 'The Advocate' he said
I think I've always been bisexual. I mean, it's something that I've always been interested in. I think people are born bisexual, and it's just that our parents and society kind of veer us off into this feeling of 'Oh, I can't.' They say it's taboo. It's ingrained in our heads that it's bad, when it's not bad at all. It's a very beautiful thing.
He has always been open about his sexuality and alway to motivate all people to be open-minded about their sexuality.
by Bchrome, 24 May, 2017