I do like the music Green Day makes, but I find these types of comments coming from a band that claims to be Punk and having the attitude of anti-establishment, anti-authority, anti-censorship, and giving the finger to anyone who tells you otherwise and all that shit rather ironic. This whole argument from Green Day is exceptionally strange coming from a band who were bashed for their music back in the 90’s by the same types of people who would have pushed the same video game causes violence crap.
Also it is pretty much a double standard. It is okay for them to get paid to feature their music in video games, but it’s now suddenly bad that there are violent video games? Maybe someone needs to remind them what video games their music was featured in. Not to mention the fact that despite the radical rise of video games (many of them violent to varying degrees), violent crimes have steadily been on the decline over the same period on average. Just stating the obvious so don’t mind me..