Pay attention, Green Day fans.Â It’s time to don your spiky black wig, and strap on that red necktie, because we have some news for you regarding Green Day: Rock Band. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly‘sÂ Simon Vozick-Levinson, Harmonix project director, Chris Foster, not only dropped interesting morsels regarding Green Day: Rock Band, but also disclosed the entire 47-track lineup.
As we somewhat suspected would be the caseÂ forÂ the next band-dedicatedÂ Rock Band, the same method for progressing through the track list used in Beatles: Rock Band will be in place here, serving to chronicle the career of Green Day asÂ it evolved from jamming inÂ friends’ basements to filling arenas to capacity. TracksÂ willÂ take place within set-piece locales that echo the period in which those songs occurred – namely The Warehouse (a fictionalÂ venueÂ to represent the dives and squats they played in before they made a name for themselves), The National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England, where they recordedÂ arguably their best live performance ever, and the Fox Theater in Oakland California, where they performed an impressive homecoming set last year.
As with the locations, theÂ band members themselves will appear differently at each venue, down to the number of tattoos they each had at the time they performed in those venues.
Unlike Beatles: Rock Band, Green Day: Rock Band will feature full albums, along with a mix ofÂ individual classics. Dookie and American Idiot are includedÂ in the gameÂ in their entirety. WhereasÂ 21st Century Breakdown will feature onlyÂ 12 of the tracks from the album, since the remaining tracks have been available on the Rock Band store for awhile now and will remain that way. If you have downloaded these songs for use in a previousÂ version of Rock Band, never fear. You can pull them into this edition to complete the album yourself.
Lastly, remember those amazingly well-realized 3-part vocal harmonies in Beatles: Rock Band? They’re here too at the band’s insistence. And that is a good thing indeed. Here is the full-track list:
VENUE: The Warehouse
â€œHaving a Blastâ€
â€œWelcome to Paradiseâ€
â€œWhen I Come Aroundâ€
â€œIn the Endâ€
VENUE: Milton Keynes
American Idiot (2004)
â€œJesus of Suburbiaâ€
â€œBoulevard of Broken Dreamsâ€
â€œAre We the Waitingâ€
â€œGive Me Novacaineâ€
â€œSheâ€™s a Rebelâ€
â€œWake Me Up When September Endsâ€
â€œHitchinâ€™ a Rideâ€
â€œGood Riddance (Time of Your Life)â€
â€œNice Guys Finish Lastâ€
â€œGeek Stink Breathâ€
VENUE: The Fox Theater, Oakland
21st Century Breakdown (2009)
â€œSong of the Centuryâ€
â€œ21st Century Breakdownâ€
â€œBefore the Lobotomyâ€
â€œLast Night on Earthâ€
â€œÂ¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)â€
â€œRestless Heart Syndromeâ€
â€œHorseshoes and Handgrenadesâ€
â€œThe Static Ageâ€
â€œSee the Lightâ€
Downloadable Content (not included)
â€œKnow Your Enemyâ€
â€œEast Jesus Nowhereâ€
â€œLast of the American Girlsâ€
â€œÂ¡Viva La Gloria!â€
The subjectÂ of the Beatles: Rock Band successor is a controversial one. Some say Green Day is the perfect fit, since they have popularity, catchy songs, and a back catalogue strong enough to support a game like this. Others would argue Green Day isn’t in the same league as the Beatles and is undeserving of their own Rock Band title. What say you guys? Any tracks missing that you thinkÂ should be in included?