Billie Joe was in the newspaper as a kid after he he recorded "Look for Love".
Billie Joe use to be a vegetarian but he he gave up because he was losing too much weight.
Billie Joe doesn't like Eminem.
Billie Joe played football for John Swett High School in Crockett, CA.
Billie uses Jhirmack Styling Spritz to get his hair good and crunchy.
Billie has a guitar made with different parts called Frankenstein.
On the "1,000 Hours" record they spell Billie's name as "Billy".
Billie Joe when talking about future plans said he would become a soccer team coach.
The first album Billie Joe bought was Elvis Presley's "The Sun Sessions".
In the song "Sick Of Me" on Shenanigans, right before Billie Joe says "Like a dog...." you can hear a "squishy" noise.
Billie Joe likes to take books on tour.
In early 2001 Billie Joe was mugged at gunpoint and is now terrified of guns.
Billie Joe said that if he could be any female celebrity, he would be Chrissie Hynde.
Billie Joe was in a documentary called "Mayor of the Sunset Strip" in 2003.
It's an old tradition of Billie's that at every one of his concerts he kisses a guy.
For the video for the Green Day song, "Jaded", because the lyrics are about being stoned and how you feel when you're stoned, Billie decided to get high while shooting the video just to get the feel for the song.
The first time Billie Joe kissed his wife, Adrienne, he went home and wrote the song "2,000 Light Years Away".
In the second grade two girls beat up Billie Joe so that he would date them.
Billie Joe's mother spelled his name wrong on his birth certificate because she was unstable due to the large amounts of painkillers in her body to ease childbirth.
Billie Joe's cat, Zero, died in his washing machine.
Billie drives a blue 67 Ford Fairlane.
At age 15, Billie tried to go to an Operation Ivy concert, but he was refused entry. One of the members of the band heard he wasn't allowed in, so they came out and personally esorted him into the show.
Billie Joe used to have a nose ring, but he took it out because it got caught on his shirt.
During his stay in school, he was nicknamed "Two Dollar Bill", because he was supplying the school with joints for two dollars.
Billie still plays with Pinhead Gunpowder. He has also played with The Influents, Corrupted Morals, Rancid, The Lookouts, Goodbye Harry, and Blatz.
Bille can play the guitar, the harmonica, the drums, the piano, the mandolin and the saxophone.
Billie Joe is of English and Italian descent (his father), and Scottish, Dutch, Irish and Cherokee ancestry (his mother).
Billie is a hidden character in the game Tony Hawk's American Wasteland.
Billie Joe does not like fast food.
Billie's uncle was killed in the Vietnam War. He was shot while parachuting from a plane.
Billie was a registered member of Poetry.com under the name of
Billie is the only member of Green Day that uses his actual name.
Billie and his wife, Adrienne, are the co-owners of Adeline Records.
His height is 5'7 (170.18 cm).
In the making of Green Day's American Idiot, a thief stole the master recordings, forcing the band to start from scratch.
Billie wears Jockey underwear.
Billie was arrested for drunk driving on January 2003.
He said that he was bisexual in an interview in "The Advocate" on January 24, 1995.
He wrote the song "Brain Stew" while trying to get his son, Joseph to go to sleep.
His father gave him a guitar right before he died. Billie named his guitar "Blue".
Billie wrote the song "Wake Me Up When September Ends" about his father's death when he was a young child and how he dealt with it then and deals with it now. The song appears in the album American Idiot released in 2004.
He enjoys getting people up on stage at Green Day's live concerts, to play instruments with the band.
He married Adrienne Nesser on July 2, 1994. Their wedding ceremony was only 5 minutes long.
Billie: Honesty is the best part of any art form. If you don't have that, your kidding yourself and your listener.
Billie: I'm the greatest guitar player in the world! I can play ****ing Heavy Metal god dammit!
Billie: I'm just the same idiot from Rodeo, CA that I was before Dookie came out. So if you see me in the street, come by and say hi. I guarantee you I'll say hi back.
Billie: We [Green Day] can play anywhere at anytime.
Billie: One day we'll [Green Day] either get kicked in the face, or get handed a big gold record. Either way it's going to be really shocking.
Billie: There is not a band you can mention that we haven't kicked their ass at one time or another.
Billie: History will tell if we were really a good band or just a one day fly.
Billie: Do I want to change the world with music? Well heck yeah I want to change the world to a certain extent yeah. It needs to be changed....it needs a kick in the ass.
Billie: Punk is always something that's going to be with us and to try and explain that would be stupid at this point.
Billie: Attack your instruments. Don't let them attack you.
Billie: I got body lice in Germany! I'd tell you they were crabs, but I wasn't getting laid.
Billie: I'm still wearing the pants I had in the eleventh grade.
Billie: I'm not as depressed as I used to be. The Prozac's working!
Billie: Never run in the rain with your socks on.
Billie: I ****ing hate Lynyrd Skynyrd, I've always hated Lynard Skynard. ****in' backwards ass hillbilly ****.
Billie: B-I-L-L-I-E J-O-E. My real name is Billie Joe. And it's southern, my moms from Oklahoma and that's how I got the name. It's not William Joseph it's just Billie Joe.
Billie: I sound like an Englishman impersonating an American impersonating an Englishman.
Billie: Minority is about being an individual. It's like you have to sift through the darkness to find your place and be that individual you want to be your entire life.
Billie: It's fun until someone gets hurt... then it's hilarious.
Billie: I'm not gonna say anything inspirational; I'm just gonna ****ing swear a lot.
Billie: There's nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it.
Billie: (when asked what is the secret to keeping his band, Green Day, together) Circle massage... we like to massage each other.
Billie: With the video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" we were going for something a bit like Ladykillers, you know? Pretty and demented at the same time... like me!
Billie: What do you mean we walked around dressed like girls? They were our own clothes, they just happened to be dresses.
Billie: If I'm into something I have to make sure it gets done. If I do drugs, I make sure that pile of ****ing speed is done before the night is over.
Billie (On Green Day fanfiction): Tre [Cool] reads the dirty ones. I've read a few. It's flattering and sort of weird at the same time. I don't really know what to think about young girls thinking about old men like that. But the ones I have read were very well-written and as long as kids these days are still being creative and writing, then I think it's cool.
Billie (When asked in 1992 where they [Green Day] would be in 3 years): I'm going to point a gun at Tre. Tre is going to point a gun at Mike. Mike is going to point a gun at me. We're gonna count to three and pull the trigger.
Billie: School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect, and nobodies perfect, so why practice?
Billie: Well, you know, I look at myself in the morning and yes, yeah I am a God.
Billie: I want someone to rob a bank in the name of Green Day. I want them to make masks of our faces and rob a freaken' bank.
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