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Green Day to feature in Angry Birds

Green Day to feature in Angry Birds

Rovio is introducing Green Day in pig form in the new content for the Facebook-based title.

In an unlikely partnership, Angry Birds creator Rovio has teamed up with Green Day to launch a musical episode for Angry Birds Friends on Facebook.

The episode features 10 new themed levels and pigs resembling band members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dimit and Tré Cool. The episode will also feature an exclusive track from Green Day called 'Troublemaker' along with their latest single 'Oh Love'.

The Green Day episode will launch later this year to coincide with the release of the band's new album, Uno. Further updates to add more content and levels have also been planned beyond the release.

'We’re all fans of Angry Birds,' said Armstrong. 'It’s such an addictive game that when we first started playing it we couldn’t stop.'

No plans have yet been announced to bring the episode to mobile devices or other platforms other than Facebook.

Rovio has previously commented that it has been thinking about music partnerships. At the Midem conference in Cannes in Janurary this year, the company's chief executive Mikael Hed stated that the developer had held discussions with some un-named record labels about how they could work together.

Earlier this year, Rovio announced that Angry Birds had hit the 1 billion downloads milestone. The title's franchising and merchandise deals have extended out to include plush toys, an animated series on Nickeloden, a board game, and even a theme park in Finland.

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SpAceman 21st August 2012, 09:35 Quote
Mike Dirnt. Not Mike Dimit.

Heh this is actually pretty cool.
Andy Mc 21st August 2012, 09:41 Quote
I've lost all respect for Green Day. This only solidifies it more.
mi1ez 21st August 2012, 10:24 Quote
eugh
Zinfandel 21st August 2012, 10:34 Quote
Green Day Musical, Film, Games?

I used to like Green Day and to be fare, some of their older stuff is still awesome. But god they suck hard now.
SMIFFYDUDE 21st August 2012, 11:02 Quote
Sounds like three middle aged men trying to get down with the kids to me.
Shirty 21st August 2012, 13:15 Quote
Nickelodeon?
BLC 21st August 2012, 13:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
Sounds like three middle aged men trying to get down with the kids to me.

Sounds like three middle aged men trying to extract more money from their dwindling popularity to me.
longweight 21st August 2012, 13:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by BLC
Sounds like three middle aged men trying to extract more money from their dwindling popularity to me.

Fair play to them.
theshadow2001 21st August 2012, 14:52 Quote
Looks like its Ferraris all round for greenday
Sloth 21st August 2012, 20:26 Quote
Behold the horrors of the casual gaming behemoth! First it's just some light mobile gaming fun, then it's plush toys, exclusive levels and now music deals!

Goes hand in hand with what I heard on the radio today: A special deal at McDonald's! A chance to win a Minecraft themed Xbox 360 with your order!
SpAceman 22nd August 2012, 11:46 Quote
I have a feeling it's the marketing team at Warner-Reprise rather than the band itself behind this. They have a 3 album release coming up spread over 5 months. Lately their music has been very self indulgent and going in a very different direction to what it used to so their record label will be going into overdrive to get people buying it who wouldn't normally give Green Day a look.
vachik 6th September 2012, 19:22 Quote
I can't resist Greenday. Their tracks are awesome
oliverr97 10th September 2012, 17:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by vachik
I can't resist Greenday. Their tracks are awesome

I agree. But recently their tracks have gone downhill and i only like a select few from recent albums.
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