10 Things you didn't know about the Billie Joe Armstrong

Musical Influences

Billie Joe Armstrong's early influences include The Replacements and Hüsker Dü, shaping his musical preferences.

Childhood Nickname

His childhood nickname was "Two Dollar Bill" due to his habit of charging friends to listen to him play songs on his guitar.

First Album at 16

At just 16, Armstrong released his first album, "39/Smooth," with Green Day's precursor, Sweet Children.


Armstrong is credited with coining the term "pop-punk" to describe Green Day's energetic and melodic punk rock sound.


While primarily known for guitar and vocals, Armstrong is a multitalented instrumentalist, proficient in drums, bass, and piano.

Musical Success

Armstrong found success in the theater world with the Broadway adaptation of Green Day's album, "American Idiot."

Coffee Enthusiast

An avid coffee enthusiast, Armstrong owns a coffee shop, Adeline Street Coffee, named after his record label.


Armstrong made a cameo appearance in the film "This Is 40," showcasing his acting talent beyond music.

Skateboarding Passion

Skateboarding is one of Armstrong's passions, influencing Green Day's involvement in the skate punk scene.