Citizens of Springfield, prepare to rock! Green Day will cover the quirky, Danny Elfman-penned Simpsons theme song for the soundtrack to The Simpsons Movie,the silver-screen adaptation of the blockbuster TV animated series thathits theatres July 27. In addition to having been confirmed for an appearancein the film, the band — Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool– will punk up the discernible jingle and dispatch it as a single July24, three days prior to the film’s release. According to Billboard.com,the single will be available via three different companies and in asmany forms; Warner Bros. will offer the traditional Green Day single,Fox Music will release a digital score album via its website and otheroutlets, and, in the most Homer approved move, Extreme Music willrelease 25,000 pink doughnut cases to select retailers such as BestBuy, Circuit City, Wal-Mart, and Barnes & Noble.
In response to the news, bloggers, both fervent fans of The Simpsonsand Green Day, are taking to the web and sounding off with a wide rangeof reactions. While some celebrate the union of their beloved popculture entities, others discount the band’s involvement, restlesslyawait the film’s arrival, and propose alternate selections for thetheme song’s makeover.
Here’s what bloggers are saying about Green Day’s cover of The Simpsons theme song:
“Green Day gives only the best addition to The Simpsons Movie” — MaxineGreen, aceshowbiz.com
“This is a dream come true, man. My favorite band re-doing my favorite theme song to my favorite TV show.” — skah, geekstinkbreath.net
“Assomeone who’s not a fan of musical scores or soundtracks but is still afan of Green Day, this doesn’t look appetizing. I can honestly say Ihave no desire in hearing a punk rock version of The Simpsons theme song. Do you?” — BrendanButler, cinemablend.com
“I love The Simpsons and I hate Green Day… how could they… I’m sure they butchered it…” —Ashutosh, ultimate-guitar.com
“Green Day is going against the grain of what’s punk rock these days…” CharlesLaird, thethoughtcollide.newsvine.com
“This is almost too good to be true! This is fucking awesome. I repeat, FUCKING AWESOME.” MrBrightsideismyhero, geekstinkbreath.net
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