Billie Joe Armstrong’s Youngest Son Debuts His Own Music as Jakob Danger
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s eldest son, Joey, is already following in his dad’s footsteps, serving as the drummer for Bay Area indie-rockers Swimmers (stylized SWMRS). Now, Armstrong’s younger son, 16-year-old Jakob, is also hopping aboard the family business.
Jakob recently signed to Burger Records under the moniker Jakob Danger, making both of Armstrong’s aspiring rock star sons labelmates on the Fullerton, Calif.-based imprint. The younger Armstrong is set to drop his debut EP at a later date that’s yet to be announced, but a handful of his songs are already on YouTube. Take a listen to “King of the World” at the top of the page followed by “Waiting to Dance” and “Don’t Try” below. Joey provides drums on all three tracks.
The exuberant pop-punk cuts definitely prove Jakob is taking a page out of his dad’s book, throwing in some tried-and-true teen angst for good measure (Sample lyric: “I just wanna be the king of the world / You have all these friends / And get all the girls”).
Green Day recently announced they will release a documentary chronicling the making of their 2004 punk-rock opera, American Idiot. Heart Like a Hand Grenade is set to premiere later this month.
Around the same time as Green Day's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction earlier this year, Armstrong revealed the trio are also working on new material for their next album. The singer-guitarist said he had “four or five songs” in the works but planned to “take it really slow.”