Guildford, UK.,– 12th April, 2010– Multi-platinum selling and Grammy® Award-winning group Green Day, along with Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), and Reprise / Warner Bros. Records today announced the entire list of 47 on-disc tracks that will be featured in the standalone music video game Green Day: Rock Band™. As previously announced, the game will launch worldwide on June 8, 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii™ system from Nintendo.
“Seeing ourselves through the lens of this videogame has been mind blowing,” said Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong.“From the soundtrack setlist and venues to the unlockable video footage and photos, Green Day: Rock Band undeniably manages to capture the best moments and work of our insane careers. We can’t wait for our fans to experience it.”
The Green Day: Rock Band track list includes a collection of greatest hits and fan favorites, including two of the band’s most iconic albums: Dookie and American Idiot. A third album, 21st Century Breakdown, can also be played in its entirety when paired with the six tracks from that album already available as downloadable content in the Rock Band Music Store for Rock Band™ and Rock Band 2™.
The 47 on-disc tracks are featured via three separate venues, each representing a different iconic period in the band’s remarkable career including:
The Warehouse: A fictional venue that captures the feel of early Green Day shows and performances.
“Having a Blast”
“When I Come Around”
“Welcome to Paradise”
“In the End”
Milton Keynes: The UK concert made famous by Green Day’s 2005 movie for“Bullet in a Bible”.
American Idiot (2004)
“She’s a Rebel”
“Jesus of Suburbia”
“Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
“Wake Me Up When September Ends”
“Are We the Waiting?"
“Give Me Novacaine”
“Hitchin’ a Ride”
“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”
“Nice Guys Finish Last”
“Geek Stink Breath”
The Fox Theater, Oakland: The place where Green Day performed an intimate show for the band’s most recent album.
21st Century Breakdown (2009)
“Song of the Century”
“¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)”
“21st Century Breakdown”
“Restless Heart Syndrome”
“Before the Lobotomy”
“Horseshoes and Handgrenades”
“Last Night on Earth”
“The Static Age”
“See the Light”
The following tracks are already available in the Rock Band Music Library of downloadable content giving players the chance to complete the full 21st Century Breakdown album, view unique performances and venue visuals, and unlock exclusive collectible content!
“Last of the American Girls”
“Know Your Enemy”
“¡Viva La Gloria!”
“East Jesus Nowhere”
Featuring the likenesses of Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool, Green Day: Rock Band covers everything from the band’s earliest punk hits to the epic scope of their latest albums, giving players the unique chance to experience the music of this pioneering band in a whole new environment featuring select venues and art specific to the band’s history. Green Day: Rock Band lets players perform vocals, guitar, bass and drums, as well as featuring the three-part vocal harmonies Harmonix first introduced with The Beatles: Rock Band, not only with the on-disc setlist but also when importing Green Day DLC tracks from the Rock Band Music Library of downloadable content. As they progress through the game, players gain access into the band’s media vault, where they can unlock collectible images, and rare and unreleased video footage of the band.
Green Day: Rock Band will ship simultaneously worldwide June 8 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories. The full track list will be fully exportable, giving players the opportunity to play the songs in Rock Band and Rock Band 2 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, as well as Rock Band 3™, coming this holiday. In addition, the six Green Day tracks already available in the Rock Band Music Store as downloadable content can be played in Green Day: Rock Band with added vocal harmonies, unique performance visuals, and exclusive archival material. The game is compatible with all Rock Band instrument controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero® and other third-party music video game peripherals and microphones.
Green Day: Rock Band is rated“T” for Teen by the ESRB.
Green Day: Rock Band is published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) is serving as distribution partner for the game.
For more information on Green Day: Rock Band or to gain access to new screenshots, video trailer, pack fronts and other art please visit http://www.greendayrockband.com/press.
About Green Day
Green Day (Music&Lyrics)– vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool– were kids from working-class backgrounds who came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley. Even though they had released two records prior (1039 / Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), they announced their arrival with 1994's Dookie, a dynamic blast of exuberant punk-pop that sold 15 million copies and earned the band its first Grammy® Award for Best Alternative Music Performance. Over the years, Green Day continued to top the charts with their subsequent studio albums Insomniac, Nimrod, and Warning, while entertaining millions of fans with their frenetic live shows. But it was their landmark 2004 album American Idiot that launched Green Day into the stratosphere. American Idiot debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, earned seven Grammy® nominations (winning two, including Best Rock Album), and raised the bar for modern rock and roll. Last year, Green Day released its new album 21st Century Breakdown, which won a 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Rock Album. It spawned two hit singles: the gold“Know Your Enemy,” which was the first song ever to top Billboard’s Rock, Alternative, and Mainstream Rock charts simultaneously, and the platinum“21 Guns,” which earned them three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Rock Video. Green Day also took home an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist. For more about the band, visit www.greenday.com.
About Reprise / Warner Bros. Records
Reprise / Warner Bros. Records is one of the most successful recording companies in music history and home to some of the most influential and innovative established and emerging artists of our time. Under the guidance of Chairman/CEO Tom Whalley, the Warner Bros. family of labels, which includes Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records, Sire Records, Nonesuch, and Asylum, has taken a visionary approach toward discovering and nurturing musical talent. It is currently home to an impressive roster of major artists, including The Black Keys, Bone Thugs n’ Harmony, Michael Bublé, Disturbed, Enya, Eric Clapton, The Flaming Lips, Goo Goo Dolls, Josh Groban, Gucci Mane, Iyaz, Jason Derulo, K.D. Lang, Linkin Park, Mastodon, Metallica, Michelle Branch, Muse, My Chemical Romance, Neil Young, New Boyz, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Damien Rice, Rilo Kiley, Seal, Regina Spektor, Tom Petty&The Heartbreakers, The White Stripes, Wilco, and many others.
About MTV Networks
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.
About MTV Games
MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.
About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit www.harmonixmusic.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA MobileTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.easports.co.uk. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.easports.co.uk/press.
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