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You won't get all of the tracks from "Green Day: Rock Band" in the demo that recently became available on Xbox Live, but you will get a provocative teaser image when you end your jam sessions. The "Rock Band 3" screen that appears includes a row of unsurprising icons like harmony-indicative microphones, two guitars and drums, but those veteran instruments are punctuated by some piano keys, which should have all the wannabe Elton Johns and Ray Manzareks out there very eager to see which bands are represented in the new game.

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Lost for Rock Band

The "Lost" finale has ended. You may have loved it. You may have hated it. But if you feel sentimental for the music of the "Lost" universe, keep an eye on DLC offerings for "Rock Band." Driveshaft's "You All Everybody" and Geronimo Jackon's "Dharma Lady" are both in line for release on the Rock Band Network, according to a report at G4, who says the tracks were briefly visible on on creators.rockband.com, only to vanish mysteriously like a smoke monster into the wind.

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No Doubt Tragic Kingdom

No Doubt may be dissatisfied with their appearance in "Band Hero" to the point of filing a lawsuit against Activision, but they've green-lit a full release of their 1995 studio album Tragic Kingdom for use in "Rock Band" and it should be out next week for all major consoles.

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Green Day: Rock Band

The full track list for "Green Day: Rock Band" became official yesterday, and the group's Dookie, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown albums got the most attention. Part of the announcement included DLC tracks that "Rock Band 2" players may recognize, however, leading some astute readers to wonder if original DLC tracks are in the works as well. At the moment, it sounds like the answer is no.

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Green Day: Rock Band

"Green Day: Rock Band" clearly kept its focus on Dookie and everything after, judging from the full, freshly released track list. While Jason and I didn't get our "Christie Road" wish, the official set list does include "Burnout," "Basketcase," "F.O.D." and everything else off of their their breakout 1994 album (minus the classic bonus track "All By Myself," unless there's something that's been left off the press release). American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown era lovers come out as the big winners, though. Check out what else made the cut after the jump.

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Green Day: Rock Band

It's been a big announcement week for big-time acts in the world of music gaming. Lady Gaga notified everyone about her arrival to "Rock Band," Jay-Z and Eminem are teaming up for more "DJ Hero" tracks, and now Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool have a release date for "Green Day: Rock Band" on June 8th.

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The "Rock Band" series is good enough for Lady Gaga, and it looks like EA like it too. Confirming that "Rock Band 3" will be out for the holidays, Harmonix added that EA will distribute the release, thus ending speculation that the title might go elsewhere.

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After last year's South Park episode featuring Cartman's briliant rendition of "Poker Face" via "Rock Band," fans of the pop superstar, Lady Gaga, have been waiting for their chance to get into the action, as well. Come next week, the wait is over, as "Rock Band" will release the first Lady Gaga Song Pack.

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At midnight, certain retailers started selling copies of "The Beatles: Rock Band" to the slavering masses. So, to see just how slavering the masses could be, I went over to GameStop's flagship location in New York City's Herald Square.

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"The Beatles: Rock Band" is more than just a game. It's also perfect for adding ambience to house parties, even if you're not willing to break out the miniature plastic instruments. By combining "Rock Band"'s Performance Mode (turns off the HUD) and No-Fail Mode (pretty self-explanatory) with the Make A Setlist option in Quickplay, you can essentially build your own Beatles video playlist.

This is especially appealing because of all of the work Harmonix put into crafting virtual counterparts for the legendary quartet. The Beatles stopped performing live concerts after their 1966 United States tour, focusing instead on studio work. A large chunk of their catalog, including classics like "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "The Beatles" (aka the "White" album, for its distinctive cover art), was never performed in front of a crowd. Since this was also before the age of the short-form music video, fans have never had a visual aid for the later psychedelic work and its evocative lyrics. Read More...

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