Tim Armstrong

Born Nov 25, 1966

Timothy Lockwood Armstrong, known simply as Tim Armstrong, and earlier in his career known as Lint, is a Grammy Award-winning American musician, songwriter, artist, poet, record producer and independent record label owner. During the 1980s he and longtime bandmate Matt Freeman served in several seminal hardcore and ska punk bands in the East Bay music scene, most notably the band Operation Ivy.… Read More

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1965 Birth Armstrong was born November 25, 1965 and was raised primarily by his mother. … Read More


1985 19 Years Old Basic Radio was founded in 1985 and included Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. … Read More


1987 21 Years Old In 1987, along with singer Jesse Michaels, bassist Matt Freeman and drummer Dave Mello, Armstrong formed the ska punk band Operation Ivy and enjoyed modest success before the group disbanded in 1989, the same night the album was released. … Read More


Armstrong married musician Brody Dalle in 1997, when she was only 18 and the couple divorced in 2003. … Read More
1999 33 Years Old In 1999, Armstrong invited roadie Rob Aston ("Skinhead Rob") to add lyrics to some solo material that Armstrong had been creating in his basement, and the two worked together writing and recording music. They formed the group Transplants with drummer Travis Barker, of Blink-182, and released their self-titled debut album on October 22, 2002. … Read More
2003 37 Years Old …  Her song, "Trouble", a 2003 Rancid outtake, went on to win her a Grammy Award. … Read More


2006 40 Years Old The Transplants break-up was confirmed by Rob Aston on January 16, 2006, when he told a reporter that the group had split. … Read More
2007 41 Years Old In 2007, he released his first solo album entitled A Poet's Life with The Aggrolites as his backing band. … Read More
…  In 2012, through his website, Armstrong started releasing music that influenced him, along with stripped-down cover songs of his own work under the name Tim Timebomb. … Read More
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