Full Green Day: Rock Band setlist is semi-lame

The 47-song tracklist for Green Day: Rock Band was revealed today by Entertainment Weekly. As we feared, it's choked with the band's recent works while totally igoring their pre-mainstream beginnings. The game is meant to take you through the band's career a la Beatles: Rock Band, but uh, Green Day didn't "begin" with the 15-million-selling Dookie. There's tons of shit left out, likely for future DLC mining, but that's not to say the entire list is crap.

The Warehouse (a fictional dive bar with Dookie tracks)

“Having a Blast”
“Welcome to Paradise”
“Pulling Teeth”
“Basket Case”
“Sassafrass Roots”
“When I Come Around”
“Coming Clean”
“Emenius Sleepus”
“In the End”

Milton Keynes (The National Bowl, with songs from Insomniac, Warning and American Idiot. This was also the set for their Bullet in a Bible DVD)

“Brain Stew”
“Geek Stink Breath”

“Hitchin’ a Ride”
“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”
“Nice Guys Finish Last”


“American Idiot”
“Jesus of Suburbia”
“Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
“Are We the Waiting”
“St. Jimmy”
“Give Me Novacaine”
“She’s a Rebel”
“Extraordinary Girl”
“Wake Me Up When September Ends”

The Fox Theater (Oakland, CA venue featuring 21st Century Breakdown)

“Song of the Century”
“21st Century Breakdown”
“Before the Lobotomy”
“Last Night on Earth”
“Murder City”
“¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)”
“Restless Heart Syndrome”
“Horseshoes and Handgrenades”
“The Static Age”
“American Eulogy”
“See the Light”

This is in addition to the existing 21st Century DLC, which you can import into the game for free if you've already picked it up. That makes the game's content three complete albums (Dookie, American Idiot and 21st Century) plus a smattering of singles from other albums... except Kerplunk and 39/Smooth. We detailed what songs we wanted last month - looks like we got a few, but not a lot.

Your thoughts? I especially want to hear more "zomg gran day are a buch of selluts" comments. (Thanks to Zabu San for the tip!)


  • shyfonzie - June 5, 2010 1:30 a.m.

    I guess you won't get "I was there" :(
  • IHateMakingUserIDs - April 12, 2010 5:19 p.m.

    My thoughts are that Green Day are p00p. My reasonings are all my own, this is based on my own opinion not any actual facts but they are p00p. Also I find it highly hypocritical that they always are trashing the USA and euch yet they live there and make millions there.
  • MaynardJ - April 12, 2010 9:21 a.m.

    Being a teenager in the 90s, I discovered Green Day after Dookie like most people did. Never bought another of their albums, but liked what I heard from them... until 21 Guns. I'm not buying this by the way, not being enough of a fan. The Pearl Jam game is what I'm waiting for. Any news on that, GR?
  • iluvmyDS - April 12, 2010 3:19 a.m.

    @DLSemen Warning is probably my favorite album
  • Illinoissucks - April 12, 2010 12:57 a.m.

    WOW no 924 Gilman Street???? this sucks. im still gonna buy it.
  • TheSuburbiaRuins - April 11, 2010 4:49 a.m.

    I don't mind the setlist. Just wish they could make it a mature game and keep all the "curse" words in :/ Will ruin songs like, Longview.
  • Cwf2008 - April 11, 2010 2:59 a.m.

    "zomg gran day are a buch of selluts"
  • DLSemen - April 10, 2010 7:33 p.m.

    Am I the only one who really liked Warning and Shenanigans?
  • SuperNintendoChalmers - April 10, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    Every band is a sell-out. Its just how much they cost that's different.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - April 10, 2010 12:12 a.m.

    I would say I want 21 Guns, but that's a decent song that I don't want the opportunity to ruin.
  • JizzyB - April 10, 2010 12:05 a.m.

    @Brett, Dookie sold well AFTER they made it (obviously), meaning they didn't change their sound based on mainstream interest. It was still their original sound that drew acclaim. I feel they sold out when they started playing acoustic songs and wearing eye shadow. It wasn't pop music that made them popular but they played pop music thereafter. Still, I feel Dookie is a great album and one that defines the 90's. I would be into this sort of game if they had one that was only extreme rock (hardcore punk and death metal). I would be sold immediately.
  • KnightDehumidifier - April 9, 2010 11:49 p.m.

    From the looks of it, I'll stay in the Warehouse and imagine that when I finish off that setlist, the game rewards me and I can turn off the game knowing it is finished.
  • iluvmyDS - April 9, 2010 11:15 p.m.

    @ExtraCheese you're part of the problem
  • ExtraCheese - April 9, 2010 10:58 p.m.

    that setlist is amazing got loads of great songs on there and not missed a single one of my favorites!! i couldnt wait before but ill be counting the days now
  • iluvmyDS - April 9, 2010 10:51 p.m.

    I upset about them not including early stuff as well as not having Gilman St as a venue. Gilman is kind of important to the punk scene they came up in (and are apparently ignoring).
  • GreenLikesGreen - April 9, 2010 10:22 p.m.

    I was hoping for more from Kerplunk, Warning and Shenanigans stuff in there... I guess It will only be in my head that I play "One of my lies", "You Lied", "Church on a sunday" and "Castaway" with a plastic controller...
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - April 9, 2010 9:31 p.m.

    I still love when people call Green Day "sellouts after Dookie." Dookie was their mainstream breakthrough, sold 15 million copies on a major label. If anything, Dookie IS their sellout album. I don't hold to that, but if you must, then start lumping Dookie in with the "bad stuff." I like the old stuff the best, then progressively less as the band wore on. That said, I would totally into a themed game because I do want to see them play through their career. Problem is the game ignores everything before their first massive hits, so how can it even be indicative of their career? Also The Misfits are excellent.
  • ventanger - April 9, 2010 9:28 p.m.

    Personal criticism aside, the fact that for that a band that prides themselves on cutting edge relevance, this game is coming out after the music game genre has been sold out of style.
  • JizzyB - April 9, 2010 9:27 p.m.

    @sixboxes, that's a very good point. And yes, I'm that person. If anybody wants to hear great punk rock I suggest The Misfits (Danzig era), The Exploited, The Casualties, Bad Brains, Total Chaos. I listen to this shit daily, it's a way of life.
  • Xtapolapopotamus - April 9, 2010 9:16 p.m.

    While I generally agree that the older Green Day stuff is the best, I'm very sad to see so little stuff from Warning, which has become one of my favorite albums of theirs. Oh well, not like I was buying this anyway. Also: omg gran day are a buch of selluts

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