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Rock Band: Green Day Confirmed?

At this point, you may as well get up a list of the most successful rock bands and guess..."hmm, which one will have their own Rock Band or Guitar Hero game?" I mean, this new phenomenon could go on forever.

You all know that The Beatles: Rock Band is on the way, but Harmonix is already looking down the road for its next star, and it appears they've settled on alternative rock gurus, Green Day. According to Kotaku, the band basically confirmed as much on KROQ 106.7 FM yesterday morning. An audience member asked the band if they'd be contributing any of their songs to Rock Band, and lead singer Billy Joe replied simply, "Uh yeah, we're doing a whole Green Day Rock Band." We don't know if this is a track pack or an entirely new game all their own, but Billy Joe must've been reluctant to talk about it because the only other information he'd give is a vague release date: "I'm not sure...soon. Like I think not this week, but this year soon...by the end of this year." As Kotaku noted, it is a little bizarre that none of Green Day's songs have found their way into a Rock Band iteration yet, so perhaps they've been saving them all for one big ol' game dedicated to the band. Of course, if it's not until later this year, we may not have confirmation one way or the other for a while.  But we'll keep our eyes open.

So, who else would you want to see get their own Rock Band? There are hundreds of amazing rock bands that might deserve such recognition, and at this point, it seems like any one of them has a legitimate shot.

6/9/2009 John Shepard

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Comments (37 posts)

Bo0mKiiD
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 @ 10:13:09 PM
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Enough with the rockband please. Why can't their just be downloadable content? You don't have to give every band their own game. I know their trying to make money but come on.

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Schmitty
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 @ 10:22:21 PM
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their lead singers name is billie joe armstrong lol

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SarahPalinMILF
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 @ 10:48:06 PM
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Pearl Jam and Muse would make great games...but I'm way past the music game phase

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MarvelZombies
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:12:52 AM

Fuck yes...Muse is awesome

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 @ 11:09:28 PM
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I cant stand Green Day. Or punk for that matter. Some punk is fine, like I can listen to Anarchy in the UK, but only if I listen to the Motley Crue or Megadeth versions. I guess Im just too much of a metal head!

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 @ 11:50:26 PM

Green Day are not punk. They're rock. They sing about girls. Not what the punk movement was about. Look to bands like Crass and Bad Religion for punk. ;)

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coverton341
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 3:45:18 PM

@Reccaman punk is not for everyone but fluffer nutter is right green day is not punk, they may have been a long time ago but they shed that skin and now they are something else.

@fluffer Leftover Crack. Awesome punk band with the actual movement in mind and not just the scene of it all.

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Deadman
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 9:17:42 PM

CV/LOC keep that Crackrocksteadybeat playin on.
Green day want too much to be The Who which is why they keep releasing rock operas.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 @ 11:36:40 PM
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=| just the thought of this makes me want to never listen to music again..

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 12:41:09 AM

the fact that its green day?

or the fact that its a specific band game?

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Banky A
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 @ 11:42:36 PM
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I hate their song about some sort of street with frenzied souls of the broken..

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 @ 11:55:32 PM
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I don't understand how the first Rockband ever made money. I'm sticking by my opinion that this type of game is for casual gamers. I'll gladly take a mediocre RPG over any of this crap.

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Bo0mKiiD
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 2:13:40 AM

I like you =D

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PS3addict
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:19:33 AM

K, I am not a casual gamer. I have been gaming for over 25 years. I have had all of the consoles except for the 360, and still have most of them still. Your assumption is like stating that "All FPS players are 13 year old @ssholes!" This is just not true.

I like Rockband because it gets my friends together for a great time, and you feel great doing it.

Playing a track you jammed with for years even though you have no musical talent is fun. Deal with it.
I feel stoked when I rock through a Stevie Ray Von track and get 100% on the solo.
Gaming is about fun and pleasure, rockband gives me both.

I think The beatles deserve thier own game and it was the only way to get them in anyway. Greenday, yeah this should be DLC...

The game is fun, and it is nowhere near as cheesy as GH graphically. I like it and you should not assume someone is a casual gamer for enjouying a genre you do not care for.

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Jian2069
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 3:49:59 PM

@LimitedVertigo
www.scorehero.com
people play this as a serious game.
however no games are serious, theyre freakin video games.

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 12:39:31 AM

i agree with ps3addict

i'm a gamer as well, not a casual one. i haven't been gaming for 25 years though cause i'm not that old, lol. but i've been playing games since i was like 5 or 6. i used to play my brothers sega genisis. i've been playing games ever since then.

now i would only be a casual gamer if i only played RB or if i had only a nintendo wii and had RB with it

i would not take a mediocre rpg over RB because i don't like playing mediocre games

maybe that's the reason why i have always gone with playstation brand
because they always haves great games!

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Superman915
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 12:13:06 AM
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Give me a Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitar Hero or Rock band and I'll be waiting outside gamestop tonight.

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Kangasfwa
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:33:38 PM

There are better stores to camp out in front of.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 1:18:54 AM
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So when is Rock Band "Village People" coming?
<sarcasm intended>

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Radical Gordon
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 1:34:08 AM
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The Green Day Rockband sounds cool, I hope it has lots of their old stuff on it.

A Kiss version of Rockband/ Guitar Hero would be awesome too.

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dlte
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 7:11:51 AM
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Zeppelin would be better..

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PS3addict
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:29:46 AM

Still no word on Led Zepplin or Pink Floyd.
I would buy both games if they were not released as expanxion packs or DLC.

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Jalex
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 7:49:27 AM
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From The Beatles to Green Day? If true, the developers really need to expand their music collection...

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PS3addict
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:28:28 AM

You have looked at the list of tracks for Rockband2 right?? Just checking since there are over 600 tracks available now...

http://www.rockband.com/music/songs

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Jiggy
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:30:12 AM
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Give me Zep or Van Halen...and no i'm not getting the GH: Van Halen cause GH sucks donkey balls

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PS3addict
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:23:29 AM

I could not agree more about GH. I really liked them until RB came out ,and now they are just so cartoony and cheesy that I can not play them. Plus the teeth on the characters scare my kid... He has actually had nightmares about them.

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Skatejimmy5
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:39:05 AM
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Bah, I don't like Green Day. Give me Iron Maiden, ZZ Top and/or Motorhead with their own games, and I'll be happy.

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PS3addict
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:21:45 AM

You already have those groups in your current game, heck we just got 12 Iron Maiden tracks.

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Robochic
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 12:46:46 PM
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Why not just make it a downloadable content?

I like Green Day back in the day but their new stuff is aweful.

Next rockband game "beach boys" LOL

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 2:03:55 PM
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Oh yeah I can see some cow's utters being yanking on for a long, long, long time.

When most of you turn 60, they'll still be putting out titles, only they'll probably have run out of groups by then, & will have to revert to old TV theme songs.

Stuff like
R.B. TV Themes: MR. Rogers Neighborhood
R.B. TV Themes: Tellitubbies
R.B. TV Themes: Barney The Dinosaur

God, if I'm still alive by then, I'll probably even see some poster's begging for....
R.B. TV Themes: Bonanza
R.B. TV Themes: Three's Company
R.B. TV Themes: Have Gun Will Travel
(Hell, I'd even go for this last one)

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556pineapple
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 5:53:12 PM
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I understand the licensing reasons behind The Beatles Rock Band, but anything else should just be DLC or on RB3, if they ever come out with it. Even if it wasn't for the licensing, The Beatles deserve their own game. Don't get me wrong, I have no huge complaints against Green Day, just that they're nowhere near The Beatles.

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bamf
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 6:14:02 PM
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After Guitar Hero III, I gave on the whole band genre or what ever you want to call it. I just think its gone too far. It was great when its started but now it just seems more of a battle between Rock Band and Guitar Hero franchise.

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Kangasfwa
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:44:25 PM
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Harmonix claims: "We innovate, then perfect." So when are we going to see innovation again? In case you didn't know: Harmonix created Guitar Hero, refined the formula, then created Rock Band, again they refined the formula. So there's no more room for innovation or what?

Releasing new band-themed Rock Band games is not innovation or perfection.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:15:39 PM
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Hell, even GameStop's discounting them RB & GH(on-line only, with 3-day free shipping)

DISCLAIMER: says they found a batch of GH & RB bundles in a "long forgotten chamber in their warehouse" (Yeah, like I'm gonna ever going to believe that's the real truth).

Anyway, they must be selling like hotcakes cause over 1/2 of the stuff is already gone since I looked yesterday.

Taken from their site:
During our annual spring cleaning, one of our associates came across a forgotten chamber in the warehouse. He found a cache of leftover Rock Band and Guitar Hero games. These are all new games, but the ravages of time and being entombed in the depths of our warehouse have left some of the boxes in less-than-mint condition. So, although the outsides may be a little worn – just like some of your favorite musicians - the games and products themselves are still in perfect shape. Our discovery translates to huge savings for you plus you’ll get FREE 3-Day Ground shipping to the continental US – just add to your cart and choose USA Ground as your shipping method during checkout. Online offer only.

What's still left:

Rock Band SE Bundle
PS2 - $99.99, Now $49.99
PS3 - $139.99, Now $69.99

Guitar Hero: World Tour Guitar Kit
PS2 - $89.99, Now $44.99
PS3 - $99.99, Now $49.99

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Bundle
Wii - $79.99, Now $39.99
PS3 - $69.99, Now $34.99
360 - $69.99, Now $34.99

Guitar Hero 2 w/Guitar
PS2 - $79.99, Now $39.99

Guitar Hero III w/Guitar
PS2 - $59.99, Now $29.99
PS3 - $69.99, Now $34.99

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Kramer
PS2 - $59.99, Now $29.99

Here's their email ad:
http://www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/umbs/default.aspx?affid=3000&WT.mc_id=060909nl

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 12:27:33 AM
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if they are gonna start making rock band games for every single band now.....
well then i want RB: queens of the stone age!

the beatles are the only band that REALLY deserve their own music game

all the other stuff could just be DLC


one more thing...... green day sucks, big time
one of the sorriest examples of rock ever >=P

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Nerull
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 3:37:59 AM
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I'd vote for RB: Pantera
RB Rob/White Zombie would also be awesome and have a lot more potential than any generic punk rock band.
Of course I'd want most of who I listen to but those two are actually commercially viable.

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Draguss
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 7:38:15 PM
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I've never liked to right out insult anything at all but, Green Gay? That's just...over my limit, less they compensate with something really awesome like an Iron Maiden game I shall never buy RB in my life.

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