Entertainment Weekly Gets Green Day: Rock Band Setlist

Chris Foster, Green Day Project Lead, on the game (from Entertainment Weekly):

The key to putting it together ended up being [2004’s] American Idiot.  They’re doing a musical based on the album, which is a story that goes from start to finish. We didn’t want to pick and choose songs from that. So we made the call for the first time in one of our games to have the full album on disc. Then we were like, well, [2009’s] 21st Century Breakdown is also meant to be heard that way… So that gave us a second album. And then Alex Rigopulos, our CEO, heard about that, and he was like, ‘Why the hell aren’t you putting Dookie on there?’ To which we were like, ‘Uh, yes sir!’ It was a no-brainer.

Also, EW notes that the game uses three distinct virtual venues to represent different eras of Green Day’s career. American Idiot is set at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England, where the band’s live DVD Bullet in a Bible was recorded. 21st Century Breakdown gets the Fox Theater in the band’s home territory of Oakland, California, where they played a memorable gig last spring. At the band’s suggestion, Harmonix created a fictional hole in the wall called The Warehouse for Dookie, as a composite of the “house parties and squats” where they regularly jammed before making it big. OK, enough teasing… Check out the full track list for Green Day: Rock Band below.

The Warehouse

  • Dookie (1994)
    • “Burnout”
    • “Having a Blast”
    • “Chump”
    • “Longview”
    • “Welcome to Paradise”
    • “Pulling Teeth”
    • “Basket Case”
    • “She”
    • “Sassafrass Roots”
    • “When I Come Around”
    • “Coming Clean”
    • “Emenius Sleepus”
    • “In the End”
    • “F.O.D.”

Milton Keynes

  • American Idiot (2004)
    • “American Idiot”
    • “Jesus of Suburbia”
    • “Holiday”
    • “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
    • “Are We the Waiting”
    • “St. Jimmy”
    • “Give Me Novacaine”
    • “She’s a Rebel”
    • “Extraordinary Girl”
    • “Letterbomb”
    • “Wake Me Up When September Ends”
    • “Homecoming”
    • “Whatsername”
  • Warning (2000)
    • “Minority”
    • “Warning”
  • Nimrod (1997)
    • “Hitchin’ a Ride”
    • “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”
    • “Nice Guys Finish Last”
  • Insomniac (1995)
    • “Brain Stew”
    • “Jaded”
    • “Geek Stink Breath”

Fox Theater, Oakland

  • 21st Century Breakdown(2009)
    • “Song of the Century”
    • “21st Century Breakdown”
    • “Before the Lobotomy”
    • “Last Night on Earth”
    • “Peacemaker”
    • “Murder City”
    • “¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)”
    • “Restless Heart Syndrome”
    • “Horseshoes and Handgrenades”
    • “The Static Age”
    • “American Eulogy”
    • “See the Light”
  • Downloadable Content (not included)
    • “21 Guns” (160 MSP)*
    • “Know Your Enemy” (160 MSP)*
    • “East Jesus Nowhere” (160 MSP)*
    • “Last of the American Girls” (160 MSP)**
    • “¡Viva La Gloria!” (160 MSP)**
    • “Christian’s Inferno” (160 MSP)**

* Also available as part of Green Day Track Pack 001 (440 MSP)

** Also available as part of Green Day Track Pack 002 (440 MSP)

[via Entertainment Weekly]

36 Responses to “Entertainment Weekly Gets Green Day: Rock Band Setlist”

  • Travis says:

    I’m happy with this. Dookie and American Idiot in their entirety was enough for me to preorder.

    • Travis says:

      However, I’m hoping more DLC comes out for it. I want Walking Contradiction and some of their older stuff.

      • metallichris71 says:

        Walking Contradiction, yes. Also for DLC, I would love a live version of King for a Day, always a highlight of their live shows.

  • Doom-878 says:

    Thanks for posting. Any chance you can link the songs like with the other DLC? I understand if it takes time. Thanks again

  • FrankieB says:

    I have to say, this could not be more perfect. I would not have minded some inclusions off their older stuff, but this is by far the most perfect Green Day: Rock Band setlist ever, and pretty much 99% of what my wishlist was.

    My prayers have been answered and come this June, I will be one extremely happy Green Day fan. I still cannot believe this is going to happen.

  • Diabaquatro says:

    Even tough I like Green Day, I still think GD:RB it’s a bit too much.

  • TrogdorForHire says:

    I’ll only be happy if Brain Stew and Jaded can be played seamlessly one into the next, no breaks in between. xD

    As much as I’d love another career mode to blast through in one day, I’ll rent, rip and return. 🙂

    • Arcanon says:

      I’d heard that it would indeed be that way, with both of those being one song.

      Loving this setlist. Preordering was a good idea. Can’t wait for June.

    • Hysteria says:

      If they require a code like Lego, you won’t be able to do that.

    • toymachine says:

      It’s one song- there’s video of people failing it xD

    • metallichris71 says:

      Cheap Bastard. You want more from Harmonix? Least you could do is throw them some cash for what they do.

      • TrogdorForHire says:

        I love HMX, but I don’t love Green Day enough to warrant an outright purchase.

        So I don’t buy all their releases. Boo-hoo. *shrug* If I see it in a bargain bin sometime down the road for $20, maybe I’ll pick it up and play it through.

        I’ll save my $50 and throw it towards RBN and DLC. ^__^

        • RockBandAide says:

          Don’t get me wrong, if someone doesn’t like Green Day, I can’t blame them for not wanting the game, because as cool as it is, it’s obviously all Green Day. But if you’re trying to “game the system” because you want the game but don’t want to pay full price, I think that’s kinda shady.

        • TrogdorForHire says:

          I’m not wanting the game. I’m wanting the tracks, which really should have been DLC from the start. 😉

  • JKR says:

    Predictably, Warning gets the least amount of love. I know it’s not as “punk” as the other albums, but there are some fantastic songs on that album. Hopefully DLC will correct that.

    • metallichris71 says:

      Agreed, but I am so excited that the song Warning is on here at least. so underrated, so awesome.

    • James! says:

      At least Warning got SOME love. Kerplunk got ignored all together.

  • havek says:

    ugh, 21 century breakdown is so boring. so many better songs could have taken those spots

  • James! says:

    I get the amount of American Idiot and Dookie songs. But 21st Century Breakdown? Really? Really?

    • TrogdorForHire says:

      They have to put in what’s current, sadly. But hey, if it’s gonna help expose the Hot Topic kiddos to the awesome-osity of Dookie, then it’s cool. ^__^

  • Antwon says:

    “The whole ‘Dookie’ album!” was far and away my top hope for in-game inclusion, so I’m pleased as can be. I could quibble about a couple other wanted songs here and there, I guess, but on the whole, this is a really solid collection of tracks to be offering.

  • Matt Dusza says:

    Its ok… Im very angry that its only 3 songs per album other than d and ai, and that theres SOOOO much of 21cb. I want more off nimrod and warning. seriously… and NOTHIGN from kerplunk? wtf? and 3 venues? wow. way to make an effort guys…

    Whatever though, i plan on just renting and exporting. Im not giving HMX my money for a track pack

    • RockBandAide says:

      FYI, everyone talking about renting the game and exporting it… let me know how that works out for you. The export process doesn’t work like RB1 anymore, you know…

      • TrogdorForHire says:

        It’s probably going to be just like Lego, in which case as long as you have the disc and the instruction manual, you’re fine. Both of which I should be able to obtain from my local rental shop of choice.

        Corporate stores like Blockbuster and company may not be so kind…in which case, there’s always buying and trading back in the next day (which is unfortunately what I ended up having to do with Lego). >_>

        Oh…and before that douche-master “metallichris71” plays the “cheap bastard” card, or takes another post to bitch about the lack of Dandy Warhols, I didn’t keep Lego because it lacked online play. ^__^

  • freakinalex says:

    As much as I love full albums, 3 of them on-disc is a bit excessive. How about some more variety here?

  • Matt Dusza says:

    i exported lego, and ill export this one too. it all comes down to being the 1st to rent. also, made even easier with gamestop givign away free export codes

  • Luis says:

    Will you tell us if There will be DLC after the game is released?
    Also why isn’t 1039 or Kerplunk in the game?