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Billie Joe Armstrong - Overview

Date of Birth: Feb 17, 1972    
Place of Birth: Piedmont, California, United States
Nationality: N/A
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As a musician, lyricist, and front man for the pop-punk band Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong became one of the most successful and influential rock stars of his generation. Forming the group that would eventually be known as Green Day with childhood friend Mike Dirnt in the late 1980s, Armstrong wrote nearly all of the songs featured on their breakout major label debut, 1994's Dookie. Hits like "When I Come Around" catapulted Armstrong and the band to MTV stardom, while their scatological lyrics and bad boy behavior earned them the newly-coined descriptor "brat rockers" in the press. Follow up efforts such as Insomniac and Nimrod were moderate successes, although they failed to impress most critics, who decried the band's perceived lack of musical growth. By the early 2000s, Green Day had reached an all-time low, with their latest album failing to go platinum as their three previous releases had, while now also serving as opening acts for up-and-coming alt-rockers like Blink-182. Everything changed when the high-concept American Idiot hit stores in 2004. Described... Read More
2012
Green Day released triple album set Uno!, Dos!, and Tré!
2010
Turned American Idiot into successful Broadway musical; released soundtrack to the musical, featuring new track "When It's Time"
2010
Turned American Idiot into the successful Broadway musical; released the soundtrack to the musical, featuring new track "When It's Time"; earned Grammy nomination for Best Musical Show Album
2010
Turned the popular album into the successful Broadway musical, "American Idiot: The Musical"; released the soundtrack to the musical, featuring a new song by entitled "When It's Time"
2010
Turned the popular album into the successful Broadway musical, "American Idiot: The Musical"; released the soundtrack to the musical, featuring a new song by entitled "When It's Time"; earned a Grammy nomination for Best Musical Show Album
2010
Joined the cast of the Tony award winning musical, "American Idiot," in the role of St. Jimmy
2010
Joined the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical "American Idiot" in the role of St. Jimmy
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