My Hero Is Billie Joe Armstrong

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My hero is Billie Joe Armstrong. He is the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the punk/pop rock band Green Day. He is also a guitarist and vocalist for the rock band Foxboro Hot Tubs. Billie Joe Armstrong was born in Oakland, California, on February 17, 1972, and was raised as the youngest of six children in his family. His father called Andrew Armstrong worked as a jazz musician, and his mother called Olie Jackson worked at Rod`s Hickory Pit. His father died of cancer on September 10,1982, when Billie was about 10 years old. About 22 years later Green Day recorded one of their albums called American Idiot. This album considers social problems. It can be seen as anti-war allegory against the policy of George Bush and the USA invasion to Iraq. However, a really beautiful song in this album called "Wake Me Up When September Ends" is a memorial to his father. In this song Billie Joe departs from the main theme of the album, and tells us about his father. When Andrew died, Olie married again. Billie hated his stepfather and dedicated a song to him called "Why do you want him?". It was his first song, he wrote it his self, when he was 14 years old I think, that it is a amazing fact, because not every 14 year old can write good music. Billie Joe Armstrong`s love for music started at a young age. When he was five, he visited hospitals and sung for the patients. It was really awesome! He brought lots happiness to the sick people. And now a lot of people enjoy Billie Joe Armstrong’s music. I have been listening to Green Day`s music since I was 10. Their music helps me to relax and it`s one of coping skills when I’m in trouble. When Billie was 13 years old, his mom bought him with his first electric guitar, a Fernandes Daphne Blue Stratocaster. He named it “Blue” he still plays it too. In 1987 Armstrong formed a band called Sweet Children with one of his close
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