Green Day Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong Selling Cozy Newport Beach Cottage
It’s been a year of highs and lows for the Green Day frontman. After releasing two hugely successful rock operas, “American Idiot” and “21st Century Breakdown,” the Oakland-based band returned to its punk-rock roots, recording three albums — appropriately title “Uno!” “Dos!” and “Tre!” — for release over a four-month period.
A tour kicking off in Seattle was to follow, but things began to turn sour in September after Armstrong unleashed a profanity-laced tirade at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. He entered rehab the following week, and the first leg of the band’s tour was eventually canceled as the singer/songwriter continued to receive treatment.
Originally built in 1946, Armstrong’s 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath home at 2112 Seville Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92661 was renovated “from the studs up” after Armstrong and his wife purchased the place in 2006. What the 924-square-foot cottage lacks in size, it more than makes up for in rock-star worthy amenities, including vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances and a private patio with outdoor shower.
His primary residence is a sprawling 7,100-square-foot home in the Oakland area that he purchased for $3.2 million in 2005.