Contact Us

Green Day’s Mike Dirnt Mourns the Death of His Birth Mother

Mike Dirnt-Mom
Jason Kempin, Getty Images / Instagram: Mike Dirnt

We all come from somewhere in life and Green Day‘s Mike Dirnt is offering a tribute to Carol Alba Rowland, his birth mother, after her recent death. The musician spoke about the loss of Rowland and offered a few photos in an Instagram posting.

Dirnt reveals that while he was adopted as a youth, he feels lucky to have gotten to know Rowland right before she passed away. The bassist has obviously enjoyed a very successful career, playing in one of rock’s most famous bands, but one of the biggest thrills in this past year was getting to meet Rowland.

The musician states in his posting:

Today we mourn the loss of “Carol Alba Rowland” my birth mother! As many of you know I was adopted. Over the last 10 years I have sought her out with the help of a good friend, only to meet her one month before her passing! I was blessed to have this moment as surreal as it was. The irony of this life never cease to amaze me, being that we were neighbors my entire life! We were able to share a cup of coffee, a cigarette and some smiles. She was a beautiful woman with a huge smile, a hot temper and a kind heart. I will miss her as I did before, only now with some memories and a picture to go with the place in my heart! Love you mom!!!

One of Rowland’s photos can be seen above, but the collage that Dirnt posted on Instagram may be viewed by clicking this link.

After spending the latter portion of 2012 on a break due to Billie Joe Armstrong‘s rehab stint, Green Day will return to the road this spring.

Next: Green Day Reveal 'X-Kid' Video + Euro Dates

Best of 97.9 GRD

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for Freeloaders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Freeloaders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.