It looks as though Green Day will soon be joining the ranks of bands whose music has appeared in Harmonix’s phenomenon Rock Band.
The news came during the nationally syndicated Kevin and Bean Show on KROQ in Los Angeles today, after an audience member asked the band about possibly appearing in Rock Band sometime soon. Billy Joe, the band’s lead singer, replied, “Yeah. We’re doing a whole Green Day Rock Band.”
Joe was a bit cagier on the finer details, like if the project would be a full game (ala the upcoming The Beatles: Rock Band), or if Harmonix would just be releasing albums or song packs featuring the band's music. However, Joe did go on to say that fans could expect to see the game/DLC sometime by the end of the year.
Why it has taken so long for the band to appear in either Rock Band or Guitar Hero, is something I asked myself just this past weekend during a particularly satisfying Rock Band session. Weird, eh? Harmonix has yet to comment on the news, but when I hear something, you'll be the first to know.