Self-made warlord and original gangster in punk rock. Where Lou Reed is Chuck D, Tim Armstrong is Tupac. Tim has been in a number of bands throughout his career, most noteably Rancid and recently his solo project with the release of 2007's A Poet's Life. He writes his own lyrics depicting life for someone who choses to understand the world through counter culture idealism. His networking consists of the majority, if not the entire, rock world. His record label Hellcat Records was home to the late Joe Strummer. Tim Armstrong is widely respected and admired.
When I was living in Los Angeles, Tim Armstrong supported my friend's band and put them on Rancid Records. He's an awesome guy who still looks to the streets for talent.

"Have you heard the new Tim Armstrong record? That's some real shit."
by AllieVerlaine March 02, 2009
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Born on November 25, 1966 in Albany, California. Tim Armstrong is the lead singer/guitarist of both Rancid and Transplants. Used to be the guitarist for the ska/punk band Operation Ivy. After OPIV's downfall in 1989, Tim turned to drugs and alcoholism. His best friend and bassist of Rancid, Matt Freeman helped Tim dig himself out of the hole he was in and helped him form Rancid in 1991. He married Brody Dalle in 1997 and helped her form The Distillers. They divorced in 2003 after she was seen making out with Josh Homme, lead singer of QOTSA. Tim now lives in L.A., owns Hellcat Records and his own recording studio called Bloodclot Studios.
Tim Is My Hero And A Punk Rock God!
by Krissy August 12, 2004
the lead singer of the excellent punk band Rancid
why is it that as soon as a band has any sort of success they are apparently "sell-outs"?
by Sars July 21, 2004
Tim is explaining his life and his thoughts about what he thinks out loud in the voice of music. He was a loner when a teenager, hardly had any friends or any money and music was his only survival. You say Tim Armstrong is a sellout? Well, fuck you, because Tim is punk in his own righteous way, being the fact that he is himself. That's what makes you punk. Tim listens to and is friends with the casualties, the uk subs, and was with the ramones, hence that they played with them. Now shut your gobs about the fact that he is or is not punk, or a sellout, hes doing what he loves doing, and is punk for doing so. Just because he's a sellout, does that make him 'not punk'? I think not.
Tim Is Himself, Making Himself Punk.
by stefan karapatis March 10, 2004
heart broken punk king, the one who put love and tears in punk. friend
by sonia plath September 02, 2003
A great:
role model
Tim Armstrong is the lead singer in Rancid.
by Raeanne February 03, 2004
just a little info on tim...
he has a lisp
and a mohawk
used to be married to brody armstrong of the distillers but divorced her after she cheated on him with queens of the stone age lead singer
has his own record label (hellcat)
used to be homeless druggie from berkley and has become the greatest
has been in the transplants rancid and operation ivy all are great
i looooove tim and rancid
by punkloverpyro March 29, 2004
lead of one of the greatest punk bands of the 90's
rancid n transplant but transplant is pretty new
by mebo December 31, 2003
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