In his honour we decided to furnish you with a whole bunch of little-known — or maybe even unknown — facts. At the age of 10, Billie Joe bought his first guitar. Friends since the fifth grade, following the death from cancer of Andy Armstrong, Billie Joe, then aged 10, and Mike Dirnt grew especially close. This is a great song! This is the kind of music that I love. When Rancid were in the market for a second guitarist, Billie Joe deputised for a single show at Gilman Street. With the trio set to leave for Warner Bros. Records, Larry presented them with a contract that ensured that Lookout! It was a restrained acoustic number that Billie Joe Armstrong played alone.
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An Oakland, Calif. Described in its official listing as an "extraordinary home" which "exudes richness at every turn," the five bedroom, six bathroom house includes many impressive and luxurious highlights. The French Normandy-style home features gorgeous living areas, including a rotunda foyer, spacious living room and formal dining room. An expansive tile kitchen boasts state of the art appliances, an oversized island and antique lighting. Large windows are featured throughout the home, letting in ample natural light while also revealing stunning views of the San Francisco Bay. After ascending a sweeping circular staircase, you reach the second story. It's highlighted by the main bedroom, featuring a private fireplace, secluded terrace and a walk-in closet bigger than most studio apartments. Though the property screams luxury, there are still signs that a punk rock legend lived within its walls. For starters, one of the guest bathrooms is decorated from head to toe with flyers from Gilman Street, a live music club in Berkeley, Calif.
Billie Joe Armstrong remembers asking his guitar teacher a question that would change his life. Some hits have come to him in five minutes, others take longer. Which is par for the course, because nobody digs deeper than Billie. In conversation, Armstrong is friendly, but also a little reserved, taking long pauses between answers about his process. This one felt like a different version of who I am.