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