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Billie Joe Armstrong (born February 17, 1972) is the lead vocalist, chief songwriter and guitarist for the rock band Green Day. He is also a guitarist and vocalist for the rock band Pinhead Gunpowderand sings for garage rock band Foxboro Hot Tubs.
Billie Joe Armstrong was born in Oakland, California, and was raised in Rodeo, California, as the youngest of six children to Andrew "Andy"Armstrong[1] and Ollie Jackson.[1] His father worked as a jazz musician and truck driver for Safeway Inc. to support his family. He died of esophageal cancer on September 10, 1982, when his son Billie was tenyears old.[1] The song "Wake Me Up When September Ends" is a memorial to his father. He has five older siblings: David, Alan, Marci, Hollie, and Anna. His mother worked at Rod's Hickory Pit.[1]Armstrong and Mike Dirnt got their first gig at Rod's Hickory Pit during their early years.
Armstrong's interest in music started at a young age. He attended Hillcrest Elementary School in Rodeo, where ateacher encouraged him to record a song titled "Look For Love" at the age of five on the Bay Area label "Fiat Records".[1][2] After his father died, his mother married a man whom her children disliked,which made Armstrong retreat further into music. Armstrong dedicated a song to him called "Why Do You Want Him".[1] At age 12 while attending Carquinez Middle School in nearby Crockett, California,he met Mike Dirnt, and they immediately bonded over their love of music.[1] As a teenager he originally was into Heavy metal music, but became interested into punk rock after hearing the Sex Pistolssong "Holidays in the Sun".[3] Armstrong has also cited Minneapolis-based bands The Replacements and Hüsker Dü as major musical influences. Armstrong attended John Swett High School, also in Crockett,and later Pinole Valley High School, in Pinole, California, dropping out on February 16, 1989, one day before his 17th birthday, to pursue his musical career.
In 1987, Armstrong formed a band called...
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