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    GREEN DAY BRINGS POP-PUNK TO ROCK BAND
    July 02, 2010

    Green Day is everywhere – the radio, Broadway and now even on your next-gen video game console, thanks to “Green Day: Rock Band.”

    Band members say they see it as a natural progression for any successful band in the 21st Century.

    “In the future, what I see happening is it's going to expand the idea of making an album by incorporating a video game and something that's more interactive,” Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day said.

    “It's nice to be associated with Green Day and video games at a time when I feel like you can actually learn something from the video game,” Green Day’s Mike Dirnt said. “I think any other video game I've ever learned was maybe how to pull a trigger. That's kind of ridiculous.”

    In addition to learning some history about the band, gamers will learn how to play, in video form, the 47 songs featured on the disc.

    “It's the first time we're doing full albums. As part of the game, you'll have all of ‘American Idiot,’ all of ‘Dookie,’ and all of ‘21st Century Breakdown,’” Chris Foster, the project lead of “Green Day: Rock Band” said.

    [Full review at News 8 Austin]

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on July 02, 2010

Green Day is everywhere – the radio, Broadway and now even on your next-gen video game console, thanks to “Green Day: Rock Band.”

Band members say they see it as a natural progression for any successful band in the 21st Century.

“In the future, what I see happening is it's going to expand the idea of making an album by incorporating a video game and something that's more interactive,” Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day said.

“It's nice to be associated with Green Day and video games at a time when I feel like you can actually learn something from the video game,” Green Day’s Mike Dirnt said. “I think any other video game I've ever learned was maybe how to pull a trigger. That's kind of ridiculous.”

In addition to learning some history about the band, gamers will learn how to play, in video form, the 47 songs featured on the disc.

“It's the first time we're doing full albums. As part of the game, you'll have all of ‘American Idiot,’ all of ‘Dookie,’ and all of ‘21st Century Breakdown,’” Chris Foster, the project lead of “Green Day: Rock Band” said.

[Full review at News 8 Austin]