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Green Day make cameo in Angry Birds Facebook offering as mascara-wearing egg thieves

Brian Heater
August 20, 2012
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Punk's not dead, it's just diversifying its portfolio. Having already conquered Broadway, East Bay pop-punkers Green Day are hitting the world of casual gaming with a new episode of Facebook's Angry Birds Friends that features pig opponents "inspired by band members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool." The offering also features "Troublemaker," an exclusive song that is most likely a tribute to the hard living ways of porcine egg thieves. Asked to justify his pro-swine stance, Pinhead Gunpowder member Armstrong answered, "We're all fans of Angry Birds. It's such an addictive game that when we first started playing it we couldn't stop. Go Team Green!"

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Rovio and Green Day team up to launch Green Day episode of Angry Birds Friends

Rovio Entertainment, creator of Angry Birds, and multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-winning band Green Day have teamed up to launch a new musical episode for Angry Birds Friends. The episode features 10 never-before-seen themed levels, as well as all new bad pig characters inspired by band members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool. Fans can also access specially created content, including Green Day's latest single "Oh Love", and an exclusive song "Troublemaker." This unique collaboration is the first of its kind for Rovio and offers an innovative blend of music, video, and gameplay. Updates for the Green Day episode, coming later this fall, will provide even more exclusive content and levels.

"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. Go Team Green!"

"We are beyond excited," commented Rovio CMO and Mighty Eagle Peter Vesterbacka. "Two amazing brands working together on a one-of-a-kind collaboration - we can't wait for our fans to explore this new Green Day world."

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