's frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, was born on February 17, 1972. He is the youngest of six children. His father was a jazz musician and a truck driver, while his mother was a waitress at a local resturant named Rod's Hickory Pit. Billie started singing when he was just 5 years old and would even visit hospitals and sing to the patients. He was able to record his first song, "Looking for Love" at a local recording company-Fiat Records.
Billie met Mike Dirnt in the school cafeteria in 1982. He and his two brothers introduced Billie to the world of punk rock. Soon after, Billie, Mike, and a drummer named John formed a punk band and named themselves "Sweet Children." Before his 18th birthday, and halfway through his senior year of high school, Billie dropped out of to devote all his time to the band. John soon left the band to attend college, so a new drummer, Tre Cool, was recruited. Sweet Children was renamed Green Day and soon, they were traveling all over the country with little money and staying at fan's houses.
It was in Minneapolis in 1990 when Billie met his future wife, Adrienne Nesser. They dated awhile and then were married on July 2, 1994. Their son, Joseph Marcicano Armstrong, was born in March of 1995. Three years later on September 12, 1998, another boy, Jakob Danger, was added to the Armstrong family. Today, Billie, Adrienne, Joseph, and Jakob reside in Berkeley, California.