June 8 To Be A Green Day In Rock Band HistoryS

The second artist-centric Rock Band title now has a release date, with 47 tracks worth of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool coming to the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on June 8.

Like The Beatles: Rock Band, Green Day: Rock Band doesn't mess around with bands inspired by the California trio, instead offering 47 tracks' worth of Green Day goodness, from the early days of "Basket Case" to more recent hits like "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." It'll have good old Green Day, charming and quirky middle-stage Green Day, and today's what-the-hell-happened Green Day, all rolled into one.

Green Day: Rock Band will retail for $59.99 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions and $49.99 for the Wii. Additionally, 360 and PS3 fans can purchase Green Day: Rock Band Plus for $69.99, a special package that includes all of the Green Day Rock Band DLC, along with a voucher to export all 47 tracks into Rock Band proper.

The game will support the same three-part harmony vocals as The Beatles: Rock Band, also adding the same capability to the six tracks already available as DLC. Nifty!

So Green Day fans should mark down June 8 on their calendars, and remember - playing this game with four people is totally considered cheating.