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Green Day: Rock Band For 2010 Release
December 13, 2009, 4:35 pm
Filed under: Green Day, MTV, Music, Music News, Pop Punk, Punk, Rock and/or Roll | Tags: , , , , , , ,

After the success of Beatles: Rock Band it seems that the people at Harmonix/MTV are set to unleash a new band-centric title in teh hugely successful rhythm game franchise in the form of a full Green Day: Rock Band game scheduled for 2010.

The following statement has been released by MTV:

“This game will feel like a natural extension of Green Day and their music that will deepen the fans’ connection to the band and their history,” said Alex Rigopulos, CEO and co-founder of Harmonix Music Systems. “Fans will be able to enjoy some of the greatest songs from the Green Day catalogue in this standalone game or via Rock Band due to full export capability. We are thrilled to work with Green Day to revisit key moments from their career, including their likenesses, content and imagery, through our innovative form of musical interaction.”

Besides confirming a global release in 2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii, the the track list will be fully exportable, allowing you to play the songs or Rock Band 1 or 2. This exportable option is only for PS3 and Xbox 360, not Wii, however. ”

With the recent Green Day global takeover, it isn’t a surprise that one of the most successful and mainstream acts of the decade are to follow the Fab Four’s footsteps. Will you be buying the game or do you think that bands like Led Zeppelin should be first in line above the pop punks?

  The just released teaser trailer for the game can be viewed above.

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Green Day Post “21 Guns” Official Video

Green Day have posted their brand new video for the too-good-to-be-true single “21 Guns” over at their official myspace- Myspace.com/GreenDay. For those of us in the UK, you can check out the video RIGHT HERE.

 The single marks the trio’s second release from possibly the greatest album of 2009 so far, “21st Century Breakdown”. What are you thoughts on the new vid?



The Bravery Set To Support Green Day On 21st Century Breakdown Tour

Green Day have announced that The Bravery will be their main support on part of the America leg of their world-wide 21st Century Breakdown tour. You can catch the NYC five-piece from July 3rd to July 25th 2009, the full dates are below:

07-03 Seattle, WA Key Arena w/ The Bravery
07-04 Vancouver, BC GM Place w/ The Bravery
07-06 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place w/ The Bravery
07-07 Saskatoon, SAS Credit Union Centre w/ The Bravery
07-09 Winnipeg, MAN MTS Centre w/ The Bravery
07-10 Fargo, ND Fargo Dome w/ The Bravery
07-11 Minneapolis, MN Target Center w/ The Bravery
07-13 Chicago, IL United Center w/ The Bravery
07-14 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills w/ The Bravery
07-16 Hamilton, ONT Copps Coliseum w/ The Bravery
07-17 Ottawa, ONT Scotiabank w/ The Bravery
07-18 Montreal, QUE Bell Centre w/ The Bravery
07-20 Boston, MA TD Bank w/ The Bravery
07-21 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Spectrum w/ The Bravery
07-22 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena w/ The Bravery
07-24 Hartford, CT XL Center w/ The Bravery
07-25 Albany, NY Times Union Center w/ The Bravery

Green Day have also announced Franz Ferdinand and the Kaiser Chiefs for the rest of their tour across the states, no word yet on who Berkerley’s finest will have to support them on their UK and European stint. Who would you like to see as your warm-up?



Listen To All Of 21st Century Breakdown For Free Online!

TheSun.co.uk are giving readers the chance to listen to Green Day’s  ’21st Century Breakdown’ in its entireity before its scheduled May 15th release date. By simply going to the website you can be one of the first to listen to one of the most anticipated albums of the year.

Beware, we’re not sure if this is limited to those inside of The UK or if the widget will work for the rest of the world.

The full review of 21st Century Breakdown is coming soon in the first issue of FANCORE. Tell us, on first listen what do you think?



Green Day Post 6 New ’21st Century Breakdown’ Tracks!

Green Day premiered previously unheard songs from 21st Century Breakdown on LA’s KROQ Radio Station today. The pop-punk trio are now streaming the 6 new songs from the show on their official website GreenDay.com.

The tracks, which are commentated by frontman Billie Joe, come from all 3 acts of 21st Century Breakdown, which is broken into ‘Heroes and Cons’, ‘Charlatans and Saints’ and ‘Horseshoes and Handgrenades’. The full list of songs that you can hear in the stream are listed below:

21st Century Breakdown
Before The Lobotomy
East Jesus Nowhere
Restless Heart Syndrome
21 Guns
American Eulogy

On first listen it’s making American Idiot sound like the warm up to the 21st Century Breakdown show. Are you impressed?



Green Day post new B-Side “Hearts Collide”

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A new b-side from punk superstars’ Green Day has been posted online. The song, entitled “Hearts Collide” will be one of many extras on upcoming album ‘21st Century Breakdown’, hitting stores on May 15th.

GreenDayAuthority.com have a preview of the track if you want to catch a sneak-peek. On first listen it sounds like a very impressive slice of 60’s-influenced pop-punk. No complaints from our end. What do you think of it?



Green Day To Cover Elvis, Dylan and The Who

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Green Day have just announced that four exclusive bonus tracks will become available to fans downloading the new album online.

The digital package can be yours by pre-ordering the new album through the Itunes store before its May 15th Worldwide release. The bonus tracks will feature the Berkerly pop-punk legends covering some of music’s all time greats, including Elvis’ “That’s Alright Mama”, Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone”, The Who’s “A Quick One While He’s Away” and Social Distortion’s “Another State Of Mind”.

Green Day have already proved their worth at covering music royalty when they took on John Lennon’s iconic “Working Class Hero” in 2007 to raise money for Amnesty International’s plight to save Darfur.

It’s definitely going to be a big incentive to download the new album, we can’t wait to hear the trio’s take on the classics, what do you think? Will you be downloading it?