Tag Archives: Billie Joe Armstrong

April 21: Iggy Pop was born in 1947


My parents wanted to light my artistic candle. But over time, the definition of ‘the arts’ began to stretch. And as I got older, they suddenly realized, Oh, my God, we’re the parents of Iggy Pop.
~Iggy Pop

There’s a reason why many consider Iggy Pop the godfather of punk: every single punk band of the past and present has either knowingly or unknowingly borrowed a thing or two from Pop and his late-’60s/early-’70s band, the Stooges.
~Greg Prato (allmusic.com)

Live 2001 (30min)

April 21: Iggy Pop was born in 1947

Continue reading April 21: Iggy Pop was born in 1947

Today: Billie Joe Armstrong is 41


I sort of enjoy the fact that I’m misunderstood most of the time. That’s fine.
~Billie Joe Armstrong

Our passion is our strength.
~Billie Joe Armstrong


Birth name Billie Joe Armstrong
Also known as Wilhelm Fink
Reverend Strychnine Twitch
Born February 17, 1972 (age 41)
Oakland, California, United States
Genres Punk rock, alternative rock, pop punk, garage rock, new wave
Occupations Singer, musician, songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, drums, percussion,  saxophone, harmonica, mandolin, bass, violin
Years active 1987–present
Labels Reprise, Lookout!, Adeline, Recess
Associated acts Green Day, Pinhead Gunpowder, The Network, Foxboro Hot Tubs, The Boo

Billie Joe Armstrong (born February 17, 1972) is an American rock musician and occasional actor, best known as the lead vocalist, main songwriter, and guitarist for the American punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt. He is also a guitarist and vocalist for the punk rock band Pinhead Gunpowder and provides lead vocals for Green Day’s side projects Foxboro Hot Tubs and The Network respectively.


Raised in Rodeo, California, Armstrong developed an interest in music at a young age, and recorded his first song at the age of five. He met Mike Dirnt while attending elementary school, and the two instantly bonded over their mutual interest in music, forming the band Sweet Children when the two were 15 years old. The band changed its name to Green Day, and would later achieve massive commercial success. Armstrong has also pursued musical projects outside of Green Day’s work, including numerous collaborations with other musicians.

He also co-owns the record label Adeline Records, with his wife Adrienne and skateboarder Jim Thiebaud, with the colaboration of Green Day’s guitarist Jason White and more recently Green Day’s manager Pat Magnarella.

21 Guns [Official Music Video]:

Album of the day:

American Idiot (2004)

green day amercian idiot

Other February 17:

Continue reading Today: Billie Joe Armstrong is 41