Tim Armstrong was born on November 25, in Albany, California, USA as Timothy Lockwood Armstrong. Announced that Rancid is planning a DVD. Everybody in the punk scene knows who Tim Armstrong is. From Operation Ivy to Rancid to Transplants to an endless amount of solo music and all the projects in between its hard not to acquire a fair amount of trivial knowledge about the punk icon simply through osmosis. One of the key figures of American punk rock in the s and onward, Tim Armstrong is best known as the singer and guitarist with the band Rancid, though his résumé begins years before that band rose.