Although a producer said earlier there will be no additional DLC for Green Day: Rock Band - giving a rather sophisticated, creative reasoning for the decision - the band's drummer sounds certain there will be more tracks coming via download.
Point of clarification: The tracklist for Green Day: Rock Band revealed this weekend included six songs labeled "DLC." These have always been available for Rock Band 2. A producer says there won't be any additional tracks released for this game.
Entertainment Weekly was given first dibs on the track list for Green Day: Rock Band and while 27 of the 47 cuts are not a big surprise, you now have the complete picture of what's available June 8.
Retailer Play.com is apparently confirming—and re-confirming—27 tracks from the upcoming Green Day: Rock Band, noting that two of the punk band's albums, 1994's Dookie and 2004's American Idiot, will be included in the game "in their entirety."
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.
Although Electronic Arts said it would be de-emphasizing its distribution of third party titles in the coming year, Harmonix has said that the publisher will still be distributing the upcoming Green Day: Rock Band.
Sure, Green Day: Rock Band sees Harmonix taking yet another page out of Activision's book entitled "How To Make Us Sick Of Your Music Franchise", but it does have one advantage over its predecessor, The Beatles: Rock Band.