Random thoughts and news in the world of video games.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Green Day teams up with Rovio to launch a musical episode for Angry Birds Friends on Facebook
American punk rock band Green Day has a new album coming out in September titled ¡Uno!, so how do you draw buzz for it besides being a band called Green Day? If you answered anything other than Angry Birds, you just don't know how to get publicity these days.
Sellouts? Maybe, but look how cute Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool look as Angry Birds pigs! The musical episode for Angry Birds Friends on Facebook features 10 new levels and specially created content, including Green Day's latest single "Oh Love" and the exclusive song "Troublemaker."
In a press release, Armstrong stated "We're all fans of Angry Birds. Go Team Green!" I'm a big fan of money, too. Go Team Money.
There will be updates this fall to the Green Day episode, including more levels and exclusive content. Why this fall? Green Day's next album, ¡Dos!, is expected to be released in November.
So when will we see the much-asked-for Nickelback-Angry Birds collaboration?
Jeff Hoard is Assistant News Editor of the Michigan Regional Copy Desk for Digital First Media. Ever since he received the NES, he's been hooked on video games. Here he will share his thoughts on the video gaming world.