Guitarist and singer who co-founded the punk band Green Day, whose anti-war album, American Idiot, won a Grammy and six other music awards.
He wrote his first song when he was five years old and met Mike Dirnt, his future bandmate, in his elementary school cafeteria.
He and Dirnt formed Sweet Children, which eventually became Green Day, when they were 15 years old.
He got married to Adrienne Armstrong on July 2, 1994 and they had two children together.
His band collaborated with Bono and U2 on the song The Saints are Coming.
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