Billie Joe Armstrong
Date of Birth
Feb 17, 1972
Birth Place:
Berkeley, CA


California-born guitarist and vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong drew fire from hardcore underground punk fans when his grassroots band, Green Day, went mainstream with their blockbuster 1994 album {^Dookie} and received exhaustive MTV airplay. Accused of selling out, Armstrong and his bandmates (Mike Dirnt and Al Sobrante (later replaced by Tre Cool) seemed relatively unruffled by the brouhaha and...