Billie Joe Armstrong/Trivia

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  • He has green eyes.
  • His natural hair color is chestnut, but he often dyes it (black, blue, red, green, orange, and bright yellow are regularly rotated).
  • Billie used to have a nose ring, but he took it out because it kept getting caught on his guitar.
  • Billie suffers from a panic disorder; the song "Basket Case" chronicles his struggles with it.
  • Billie wears Jockey underwear.
  • Billie is the second shortest member of Green Day - Tre is shorter than him by an inch.
  • It has been said that Billie is a registered member of His screen name is "B. Armstrong".
  • Billie is rumored to have been romantically linked with Winona Ryder.
  • When Billie was younger he put 409 in his teacher's coffee ("409 in Your Coffeemaker").
  • Billie's nickname in high school was "$2 Bill" because he sold joints for $2.
  • Billie's mother spelled his name wrong on his birth certificate because she was loopy from painkillers.
  • In second grade, two girls beat Billie up so he would go out with them.
  • Billie and Adrienne spent their honeymoon at Berkley's Claremont Hotel, which is a short distance from their house.
  • The first time Billie kissed Adrienne, he went home and wrote "2,000 Light Years Away".
  • Billie's birthday is on the same day as National Cabbage Day.
  • Billie can play the guitar, harmonica, piano, and mandolin, the first one being his favorite.
  • Billie occasionally wears nail polish.
  • For the "Jaded" music video, Billie decided to get high while filming just to get the feel for the song.
  • It's an old tradition of Billie's that at the end of all his concerts he kisses a guy.
  • Billie thinks Staind's lead singer sounds like Cher.
  • Billie hates Slipknot. And one time, a fan threw some screwed-up mask on the stage, and when Billie picked it up he looked at it in disgust and said, "We're not fucking Slipknot, you asshole!"
  • Billie played football in high school.
  • Billie uses Jermac Styling Spritz to get his hair good and crunchy.
  • Billie has a guitar made with different parts called Frankenstein.
  • Billie's brothers introduced him to punk rock.
  • On the 1,000 Hours record Billie's name is spelled "B-I-L-L-Y".
  • Billie had his blue '67 Ford Fairlane for ages; it's mentioned in "Christie Road": "Standing on my beat-up car".
  • When Billie first earned enough money with his music, he had the car primed.
  • When talking about future plans, Billie once said he would become a soccer team coach.
  • The first album Billie bought was Elvis Presley's Sun Sessions.
  • Billie was featured in a 2003 documentary called Mayor of the Sunset Strip.
  • Billie played "Ghostly Betting Man" on the show Haunted (episode "Simon Redux") in 2002, but the episode has never aired in the USA.
  • Billie guest-starred on The Howard Stern Radio Show on December 9, 2000.
  • In the song "Sick of Me", right before Billie says "Like a dog...." you can hear a squishy noise.
  • Billie likes to take books on tour.
  • The electrician's tape on Billie's large cutaway on Blue is there because some dude knocked into him at one of their first gigs and he dropped the guitar, causing it to crack from the strap lock down. He then later taped it up.
  • Billie got expelled from two schools.
  • The BLACK FORK album ROCK FOR LOOT was produced by Billie (his name is spelled "B-I-L-L-Y").
  • In early 2001, Billie was mugged at gunpoint and is now terrified of guns.
  • Billie got body lice while on tour in Germany in Green Day's early days.
  • 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 escorted him into the show.
  • Billie drives a blue '67 Ford Fairlane, Mike drives a BMW, and Tre sports an SUV.
  • Billie's cat, Zero, died in his washing machine.
  • His trademark first guitar is named Blue, and was given to him by his father before he died. Blue is now retired, but Billie has several replicas of it.
  • Billie has said that if he could be any female celebrity, he would be Chrissie Hynde.
  • Billie used to be a vegetarian, but stopped due to rapid weight loss.
  • Billie's front teeth are crooked.
  • Billie likes to say "y'know", something that fans easily notice of him.
  • Billie used to end all his texts to Adrienne with "all my lovin'", referencing the Beatles song of the same name.
  • Billie identifies as bisexual and often jokes about sleeping with his band-mates[1].