The American Idiot hitmaker is teaming up with Bill Schneider, his former bandmate from his days in punk group Pinhead Gunpowder, to open the music store which will sell guitars and amps, and offer repairs.

Schneider tells Eastbayexpress.com, "We want to be a shop for musicians. The focus is used American guitars: Gretsch, Fender, and not necessarily just vintage ones. It's only been a month since we got the opportunity. It's now at the moment where I'm getting really excited. It feels real."

The shop is set to open on 3 April (15).