by John Gentile
On April 3, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day plans to open a guitar shop in Oakland. It's going to be called Broken Guitars and is co-owned and managed by Bill Schneider, who was in Pinhead Gunpowder with Armstrong.
"Itâ€™s only been a month since we got the opportunity. Itâ€™s now at the moment where Iâ€™m getting really excited. It feels real… We want to be a shop for musicians," Schneider said, "The focus is used American guitars: Gretsch, Fender, and not necessarily just vintage ones…"