Wilhelm Fink, BJ, Billie, The Reverend Strychnine Twitch, The Rev, Fink, Reverend Strychnine Twitch
Billie Joe Armstrong performs with The Replacements onstage during day 1 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 18, 2014.
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.Once in 1996, he got arrested after his show in Wisconsin due to indecent exposure.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.One of his most popular songs “Wake Me Up When September Ends” is a memorial to his dad.He is the youngest in his family. His oldest brother is 22 years his senior.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.