Is Rock God Slash Coming to Angry Birds Space as SlashBird?

Rovio posted an intriguing video featuring rock legend, Slash, the legendary guitarist from Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. We don’t know much of anything, but the teaser points to a new, “SlashBird” and possibly a rock-themed update coming to Angry Birds Space. That said, as we all know Rovio is known to shuffle things around before releases and / or updates, so this pure speculation at this point (though see our prediction below).

On the surface this partnership seems a bit strange, but given Rovio’s track record of producing awesome mashups, I for one will give them the benefit of the doubt. It also doesn’t hurt that Slash is a “a big fan” of Angry Birds. If he truly loves and understands Angry Birds then this could end up being very cool. At this point though, only time will tell. I’m just excited for what is to come.

Prediction! The Game Developers Conference (GDC) — which is the largest gaming conference in the the world — is coming up at the end of this month. GDC also marks the one year anniversary of the release of Angry Birds Space, so for my money this is a perfect time to see a large, notable, Angry Birds Space update.

Update: Be sure to check out Angry Birds Space v1.5.0 for an awesome new theme song! More details in our release post.

Tags: Angry Birds Space, News, Slash
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News

    Comments (120)

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    By Sasho95 (@sasho95)

    Where is the reference between Space and Rock? I think this update is better to be in ABO or ABSeasons.

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    The name of the video is: Angry Birds Space: #SlashBird

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    @sal9, He means, I and most certainly agree with him, that there is co correlation with Space and Rock music, it would be much better suited in Angry Birds Seasons, as it has been in dire need for an update for the past fortnight. Also if you think about it, then you cannot even hear music in a vacuum, so there, 2 explicitly good reasons to not wreck Angry Birds Space!!!

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    There’s even less correlation to Seasons. At least (some) planets are rocks, and rock is a genre of music.

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    Technically that means that there is more correlation to Seasons, as in alot of Space levels there is no rocks in sight, such as most of Utopia. However In Seasons every single level is based on the Earth, and I believe that it is made out of rock… There, another reason to bring this to Seasons and not Space!!!

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    I think you missed the main and only info.
    A new bird will be introduced, and slash was part of the development.

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    So, @sal9, by ‘he was involved in the development of a new bird’, do you mean that it will be a bird based on him, a completely new bird that Rovio wanted him to randomly help design, or are you as clueless as the rest of us??? If it is option B then I want to apologise if anyone has found my lack of enthusiasm annoying :D

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    By PdB (@playdbird)

    It is an opportunity for something called “buzz”. Both Rovio and Slash get some notoriety out of the relationship. It does not have to make sense. Did pairing Birds and Star Wars make any sense before they did it? Not to me…but now it seems natural.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Um… No, because Seasons is not an app about the Earth.

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    Then where are all of the levels set?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I didn’t say it wasn’t set on Earth. But that’s not the theme of the app. It’s about holidays and seasons of humanity.

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    Well, AB Space is not specifiaclly about rock, it is about Space!

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Who are we to say that there isn’t a planet out there on which rock and roll legends aren’t worshiped like gods? If we appeal to the multiverse theory, statistically it exists somewhere, in some universe, in space. :)

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    Fair enough, but I still don’t like the concept!!!

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    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    This update doesn’t seem any less random than Utopia, guys…

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    By crash (@tmax)

    there isn’t much of a connection between pink frosty donuts and space either

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    Where is the connection between space and popcorn. Adding Slash/Slash bird is no different.

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    By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

    Utopia was random. But it is food… not a celebrity. That’s a big difference. I didn’t like Utopia that much because of that, but this doesn’t even make sense.

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    @oobgular17 I wouldn’t agree that Utopia didn’t have sense. If there is such dream place like Utopia it isn’t on Earth, then must be somewhere in Space.

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    By surfcow (@surfcow)

    Slash is a fan of Angry Birds. He did his own version of the theme for Angry Birds Space. What more is there to say except for “rock on.” Aloha.

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    By Josm (@josm)

    tweet 1 minute ago: ”@AngryBirds
    There’s going to be some great content, extras and cool new things in all of our games over the next few weeks. It’ll be fun!”

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    This is terrible news, if Rovio even dares to wreck this beautiful app with a load of non-related nonsense then I don’t even know what I will do… And no offense to, ‘Slash’, he seems like an ok guy, but Rock music is terrible, and if Rovio don’t update AB Space with something actually related to Space, but look for more money instead, then I will lose a small portion of the respect that I currently have for them!!!

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Oh, sweet child o’ mine. Don’t be scared of the paradise city. There was a time when Mr. Brownstone read Catcher in the Rye. But don’t cry! We welcome you to the jungle.

    Bwahaha

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    OK @AMSlimfordy — For those of us stuck in the dark (i.e., classical music) world, could you please provide the references? Song and artist? Thanks

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    Wow! — Managed to confuse the ad engines; now getting an ad for heavy metal at the top of the page!

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Sweet Child o’ Mine
    Paradise City
    There was a Time
    Mr. Brownstone
    Catcher in the Rye
    Don’t Cry
    Welcome to the Jungle.

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    :-) @mvnla2 I hope you got interested and found some of G’n’R’s clips on You Tube. I practicly grew up with their music, litening them from my teenage’s years. They were my favorite US’ band besides much softer Jon Bon Jovi and one of my favorite band in general. I really like idea to make relation between AB game and rock music in one of mobile game after one FB players had with Green Days.

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    By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)

    @amslimfordy If this were Facebook, I would “Like” this comment.
    But perhaps the correlation between ABSpace and Rock Music isn’t as far off as we think. There are a lot of songs about Space. Most of them by notable artists. David Bowie. Elton John. Queen. I mean, I could go on. But I won’t.
    The fact that Slash is potentially being added to ABSpace is quite noteworthy. He is a great guitarist and has more talent in his pinkie toe than the entire band of Green Day. And that is why they only got a webisode.

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    By Josm (@josm)

    Well everyone have an opinion about music, i love rock music. and i think this is gonna be an awesome episode or bird.

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    @angermanagement – I’m a bit confused. A day or two ago, you said the sky was falling because we wouldn’t get any updates for at least 6 months because of the Croods. Now Rovio announces they are updating things and the sky is falling because you don’t like the content.. which is it?

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    Actually, @dr-omega, I stated that we would not be seeing any new Angry Birds GAMES, I made no reference to updates, they’ll never stop a comin’;)

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    By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

    I have to agree with you on that point. I don’t particularly like rock music, but what I really don’t like is the idea of making a new episode/bird based on it. I mean, it’s AB Space, not AB Famous stuff. I’m fine with it being an update to Facebook, like that green hog day thing, since those levels are Facebook, as in Social Networks, but seriously, it a game about space?

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    Right, @oobgular17, you said it straight mate;)

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    By Lisko (@lisko)

    Okayyy, so would it be nice if there was an update where would be some kind of rap artist and a lot of ladies (and a little clothes)?

    If there will be new levels, what are you whining about? What does it matter what music is on the back, ’cause you can always switch it off…

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    Yeah, if you read above then I apologised for my negative attitude towards this update, sorry again to anyone who was annoyed, @lisko:) We still friends:D Looking forward to a music planet, *crosses fingers*;)

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    By Lisko (@lisko)

    Haha, I’m not deleting anyone ’cause of not liking rock ‘n roll :D

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    I’m sorry, is that somesort of reference to a rock song, @amslimfordy?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Yes. About seven of them.

    You are certainly entitled to your opinions, and I’m not trying to change that. But I do enjoy the classic sounds of the 1980s and early 90s. A lot more than most of the stuff on the radio today. And it’s a lot cleaner (could you imagine a Lil Wayne Angry Bird? It would need to have censored symbols all over the place!)

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    Maybe I hate rock music because of my age, however, I still think that this will be a terrible episode, looking forward to other new content for the other apps, at least;)

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    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    @amslimfordy I agree with you completely. I’m 14, but I still prefer 80’s and 90’s music to today’s.

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    Most of todays music is pretty awful, but I personally feel sick every time I listen to those 80’s songs…

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    By jlz-666 (@jlz-666)

    Well I’m speechless…truly!! All updates are welcome of course & @Angermanagement I know you don’t like rock music but my future husband Slash ( it’s gonna happen) would be a welcome addition to the game! So don’t you cry tonight,all we need is just a little patience….really,it’s so easy ;)

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    By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

    Ok, I am 50/50, about the possibility of an episode. But an actual bird based on him, why??? @jlz-666.

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    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    It has to be some new music related episode. To introduce Slash Bird somewhere else would be a little random.

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    By jlz-666 (@jlz-666)

    Oh c’mon guys it’s a game!! What the heck does a pink floaty chick & a fat orange bird have to do with anything? This rock/slash/bird is purely speculative but It is a business & as long as we get a new bird to play with then why worry?

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    I wonder how Rovio found out he was a fan and got the idea for a Slashbird..

    https://twitter.com/Doctor_Omega/status/259692633222443010

    https://twitter.com/Doctor_Omega/status/267685147992801280

    ;)

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    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    Really excited for this update. However, I think we can expect multiple updates before then, because Rovio just tweeted that they will be having “some great content, extras and cool new things in all of [their] games over the next few weeks”. Are there any holidays besides Saint Patty’s that we can expect a Seasons update for?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Easter is at the very end of the month. International Women’s Day is this coming Friday. Could also do Passover (the week before Easter) if they wanted a Judeo-non-Christian holiday.

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    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    International Women’s Day… All pink and white bird episode? Also, is that image on the ABN main page made by Rovio, or did @sal9 create it?

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    Holi (Indian celebration of Color) is on March 27

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    By Joey (@joeyba)

    I’ll go with Easter. Perfect season for eggs..

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    @dr-omega I am not sure if they have Holi in any of thier plans for future but if I were in Rovio’s developer’s Team I’d think about potential of such a large market like India. We already had two Chineese themes one Japanesse so India left from that not western part of the world. However I still believe they will have one for Mexican culture.

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    @cosmo2503 – the other fun part about doing a Holi update for Seasons would be mixing up all the bird colors..

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    By Aman (@amandeep)

    I also hope it would be holi :)

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    By Birds! (@theog)

    And also World Theater Day is celebrated on March 27

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    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    Wohoooooo awesome News !!!!

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    I don’t care if it was a Laurence Welk themed bird.

    NEW LEVELS ARE NEW LEVELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Besides, if you don’t like the music, there is a volume control on all devices and in the app itself.

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    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    I’m excited!!! I don’t get what the problem is either.

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    Personally I think guns and roses are over rated. Slash is a guitar god, just not a huge fan of g.n.r.

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    By PdB (@playdbird)

    Axl was kind of a DB….

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    By PdB (@playdbird)

    Strictly my opinion, of course.

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    I think they could have done better than Slash, but I’ve no complaint. A few names I would have thought would make better choices: Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani, Richie Blackmore, David Gilmour, Mark Knoppfler, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen… I could go on, but I feel I’ve staked out my position, musically speaking.

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    By surfcow (@surfcow)

    @truckdriver – what a list! My vote is for a Rush-themed episode, heck, Geddy Lee already resembles a bird with that schnozzola of his, plus with levels based on lyrics such as “if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice,” would blow the minds of these youngsters hooked on Justin Bieber’s fluff. You left out Joe Strummer of The Clash, the only band that matters; Edge from U2; Jack White of White Stripes; Pete Townshend of The Who and my all-time favorite, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame. Aloha.

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    @surfcow – don’t get me started on Justin Bieber! You’re right though, Geddy would fit right in on the slingshot. As far as Rush lyrics, todays youngster would also freak out about how “you can’t get something for nothing…”

    I realize I forgot about some great ax men, but, hey, after a 600-mile day, my brain turns to mush… :-)

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    By ernor63 (@ernor63)

    Like your musical taste @surfcow but not to wonder “Talk about My Generation” ;)

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    By karen68 (@karen68)

    @truckdriver, @surfcow, excellent suggestions. I have to agree, Geddy Lee not only looks like but dare I say even sounds like an Angry Bird at times. Let him live in the Limelight.
    My hubby got a kick out of this, though his only comment was – Alex Lifeson, end of discussion.

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    All those mentioned are excellent guitarists, each with his individual strengths. Those who aren’t Rush fans might disagree about the greatness of Alex Lifeson, but he nuances his sound to fit in musically with his bandmates. Those who disagree should read the liner notes off a Rush album that list his instruments: six AND twelve string electric AND acoustic guitars, THEN try to say that the great Lerxst isn’t any good.

    One last name for consideration, and given his quirky ecclecticism, he would fit in quite well. I’m referring, of course, to the late Frank Zappa.

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    By PdB (@playdbird)

    For the three musicians of Rush, each at the pinnacle of their instruments, to come together in one band was an amazingly fortunate happening. I doubt it will ever happen again.

    If you’re a Rush fan, give Porcupine Tree a try. Lifeson played on one of their albums, and maybe Peart also, but I’m not sure. They’re fantastic also. Their guitarist and singer, Steven Wilson, is a hugely gifted musician and songwriter.

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    By ernor63 (@ernor63)

    This has turned into my biggest passion even bigger than birds, Music. I’m voting for Mr Zappa to along with Vai, Gilmour and more modern guys like Bonamassa and Petrucci.
    PT and Steven Wilson are great but not a gitarrist in their leauge (I believe he started as a keyboard player in No-Man) BTW I’m going to see him perform live on Saturday. That’s always a great experience

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    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    For my money @sparty83 hit the “nail on the head”. New stuff to enjoy, yes!!!
    New level/game involving a new bird-character with maybe “slash type” characteristics. How can one not be excited? Music may be an issue for some but it’s the game itself that is what’s presented.

    If one likes to fling birds, kill pigs and tries to figure out the best ways to accomplish this to gain the best points possible or desired, then Rovio has accomplished their goal. They have provide us yet another way, manner, mechanism, tool, method, avenue, to accomplish what we enjoy. The excitement of anticipation is one part of the enthusiasm of playing AB.

    Just a thought to just enjoy AB for what ever format/theme/character/change, etc., Rovio presents. It is a game and we do choose to play. Just a thought to consider.

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    @sparty83 you made me laugh, where did you find that man? I searched for his name on Google, well….ha, ha, ha….

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    For info try it as Lawrence Welk, although it surprises my that Google didn’t offer it up automatically as an alternative search term. They must be slipping…. :-)

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    By karen68 (@karen68)

    @sparty83 too funny. I expect I’m dating myself here by admitting I didn’t have to google Lawrence Welk.
    And I think you’re right – it’s about new levels & maybe a new bird to have fun with. That’s what I’m looking forward to.

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    @karen68, I didn’t have to google him either, and yes I am dating myself with my original post.

    Again, it’s all about new levels and possibly a new bird!

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    I think anyone over 40 knows who you’re referring to, especially in connection with New Years eve specials.

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    By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

    Looks like Angry Birds Space is gonna get some Guns ‘N’ Roses action!!!!

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    Nope. GnR is still performing occasionally. Axl owns the name. This is Slash solo.

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    By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

    I’m aware of that but Slash was also part of Guns ‘N’ Roses.

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    He was. But you said Space would get GnR action. It will not. It will get SLASH action. There is a big difference.

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    By habspuck - YouTuber (@habspuck)

    Can’t wait for this update!!! Am I the only positive person about this here other then the ABN gang?

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    I’m with you, @habspuck! Some people want to bemoan things that haven’t happened or even wait to sample it. I am the opposite. I’m so excited for this, I can’t wait.

    I am hoping Rovio’s cryptic message means that maybe Slash played a guitar version of ALL games’ themes..

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I’ll give it a shot. I’ll be honest: I wasn’t excited by ABSW when it was first pitched. But I turned out enjoying it! It’s not my favorite game, by any means. But it’s solid.

    Lets keep in mind that Rovio has their own image to uphold. They aren’t gonna become Slash’s newest fan club, plastering the walls of their office with his posters. It’s something new and “hip” for a market share they don’t dominate: 30ish year olds.

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    “I’ll be honest: I wasn’t excited by ABSW when it was first pitched. But I turned out enjoying it! It’s not my favorite game, by any means. But it’s solid.”

    I completely agree.

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    By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

    I was really excited for ABSW, but when it came out I was actually a bit disappointed. I feel like the Hoth updates made it more fun, but Space is still my favorite game and I’m really excited for this update.

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    By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

    The weird thing is that AB is a worldwide game. It might make sense to some people, but what about all the people in europe who have never heard of Slash?

    “이 ‘Slash’ 이란 무엇입니까?”

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    GnR used to be well known world-wide. 80’s Hard Rock is big in the Norwegian countries, but yeah, I would imagine he’s probably unknown in the Asian regions..

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    By Lorde, ya ya ya! (@lolwutburger)

    Apparently, the only thing that us Asian people know that Slash appeared in Phineas and Ferb.

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    By Lisko (@lisko)

    Hmh, what makes you think that Slash or GnR wouldn’t be known in Europe? o.O Actually it’s been only couple of weeks since Slash was having a show here in Finland (and if I remember right, GnR also had a show here a year or two ago). In northern europe (Finland, Sweden, Norway…) hard rock and metal music has always been pretty BIG and of course there is also Germany and some other middle europe countries. And there already was the Green Day -game in FB, so why couldn’t there be a Slash -episode?

    I just don’t understand why most of the people are talking about why Slash, ’cause the main thing is that we are getting new levels and maybe a new bird. Well, at least for me that’s the main thing :)

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    By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

    I hope: Music Planet with bouncy keyboards and trumpet geysers and other stuff
    I don’t hope: another ad or compilation in an Angry Birds game- it’s better in an ad-filled free version of the game, like Angry Birds Friends when they did Green Day.
    I also don’t hope: for more ads to come to iOS.

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    By Dr. Daryl (@king-bird)

    Slashing Pigs? Like Luke From ABSW? Maybe That’s What SlashBird’s Effect Is

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    By Dr. Daryl (@king-bird)

    Maybe… White/Boomerang Will Appear With A Guitar And Slash Those Pigs!

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    WOW, I can’t wait to see what role they have for Slash Bird.
    I took one of Rovio’s recent surveys and one of question was about music genre we liked and favorite bands. Well, I answered Guns’n’Roses like probably million others, now seeing Slash in game I am not surprised at all.

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    By Lisko (@lisko)

    I didn’t take that survey, actually I’ve been so buzy lately that haven’t had time for any surveys :/ But I’m glad that you answered GnR!

    And completely outside this, it really would be nice to know what kind of music AB -players like to listen :D (I haven’t checked yet if there is a thread about it in the forum :D)

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    By Aman (@amandeep)

    I am too excited about the new slash-bird . I am guessing now what power-up will have for that bird. I was very exciting before the release of AB star Wars but after release it disappointed me. I like AB Space more than Others Angry Birds Games. Last Angry Birds Space Pig Dipper (1.4.0) update fails. Now Rovio is looking for a good update for its fans after some bad AB updates. On other hand some teenagers (including me) looks upon Bad Piggies as A GAME FOR KIDS.

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    By Gab196 (@gab196)

    If this bird is real, I think he could have a power similar to R2D2’s in Angry Birds Star Wars – He could shock the pigs with his guitar!

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    By Sasho95 (@sasho95)

    Wow !!! A big discussion here. Like @AngryManagment I also dont like the concept but who cares, its a new episode for Space… I hope so :)

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    Why does everyone automatically think there will be an episode update with new levels? They have said nothing of the sort. I hope that will be the case, but I don’t want everyone to be disappointed if it’s not.

    Lately, we’ve had pro athletes in photo prints, theme parks, AB Soda expansion, etc. It’s entirely possible that Slash is just updating the music in all the apps. Or maybe Slashbird is just a bird icon in the store to buy power-ups. Maybe Rovio will release a music player app that sells Queen, Slash and Green Day songs.. We just don’t know..

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    By Lisko (@lisko)

    I completely agree. I’m excited fo what’s coming up, but it seems that some people are already judging the update even when they don’t know what it is. I think we should just wait and see and the whine if there’s need for that :)

    The fact is that when it’s about a really big brand, it’s impossible to please everyone. Some people won’t be satisfied with the update and maybe they’ll stop playing, but then again there will be new players.

    Personally I don’t care who they are co-operating with as long as there will be new stuff :)

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    By Aman (@amandeep)

    @dr-omega It may be “just a bird icon in store to buy power-ups” as you say more than “a music player app” as tweets from rovio says that #SlashBird is related with AB Space.

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    I was being facetious. Bottom line, we don’t know what the update is, but it’s not necessarily more levels to the game.

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    By Aman (@amandeep)

    @dr-omega I am very exciting about it

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    @dr-omega I don’t think that releasing music player is in Rovio’s mind. Even if there were possibilities to make some relations between artists and AB characters and making videos featuring songs that wouldn’t be good business idea. Simpy said if I want to purchase music videos I know where to go, I don’t need Rovio’s player and I think that most people think like I do.
    Well I am curious to see wht’s coming and hope that all dilemas would be solved soon.

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    Again, facetious.

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    By Raj (@rajpreetbgt)

    what so ever it might be……but it will be funnnnn……

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    By Aman (@amandeep)

    I hope so it will be “BIG “fun in AB Space ;)

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    By steely59 (@steely59)

    And there it is; let’s rock!

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    By steely59 (@steely59)

    And15 new levels of AB Bad Piggies also; gotta love Thursdays!

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    Yup, 15 new levels of Angry Birds- Bad Piggies episode and also a totally new theme/menu song for AB:Space.

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    This was posted about 30 minutes ago on facebook:

    “The original Angry Birds has a new update, with more levels and more piggies to pop! http://rov.io/abclassic

    but when I went into google play to look for the update, there was only 1 update, for AB:SPace. Listed in the update on my phone:

    “Rock icon Slash has created an incredible ALL NEW VERSIOn of the Angry Birds Space theme song! Get the update to hear this exclusive new tune and check out how Slash looks as an honorary Angry Bird!”

    I just downloaded it and installed it. But I don’t see any difference. Will have to look deeper to find the Honorary bird i guess.

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    By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

    @sparty83 Me too,but when I checked the ABO game page,it says v. 3.1.0 but no update buttons appear :( (Seems to be a bug)

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    I found the change. In space on the very first screen where the big play button is, at the bottom there is a button with a music note. If you tap that the Slash bird shows up asking if you want to hear more of his music. If you tap the check mark, it takes you to the Amazon store.

    Maybe the abo update will drop later for android.

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    I just updated AB Original. It is out now for Android on google play.

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    By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

    @sparty83 How?mine is still buggy u_u (No update button appear)

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    For me it was a bit wierd. I went into My Apps and it showed ABO as installed. But if I did a search for Angry Birds, it showed an Update for Angry Birds (original). That’s where I found it.

    In the my apps, when I tapped on ABO, I had the choice to Un-install or Open, but under the description, it had a dat of today and mentioned 15 new levels for Bad Piggies and a file size of 27meg. When I searched it, it had todays date but a file size of 33meg.

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    @sparty83 it’s same with me. I am never 100% sure with android (google play) updates, that’s why I prefere iTunes and iPad.

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    By sparty83 (@sparty83)

    @alfredhartojo, sorry, forgot to tag you.

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    Click on the music icon on the homescreen.

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    By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

    I’ve just downloaded and updated both updates. Just as the updates say, the original Angry Birds gets 15 new levels from the Bad Piggies chapter. As for Angry Birds Space, just as you said: The only change is the Slash version of the Angry Birds Space Theme and the musical note icon at the splash screen (Slashbird is actually Red with Slash’s curly locks, top hat, and guitar). But even if there’s really no update for Space, at least you can say there’s now cooler music than the original, if you of it that way.

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    By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

    “If you think of it that way” is what I meant.

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    By leggy (@leggy)

    I just updated, and I’m very disappointed I have to say…

    Music from Slash was not evident until I went into each of the episode/planet level menu’s, and then there was a slight delay before his legendary guitar sound kicked in.

    Took a while to find the new ‘Slash bird’ too – I found it eventually on the main menu by tapping on the music icon; this evidently then takes you elsewhere to listen to more of Slash’s music, like c’mon?! Are Rovio so desperate now that they need to advertise music as well as their other AB games within each of their AB apps? And how desperate must Slash be to have gone along with Rovio on this?

    Additionally, I thought that Rovio would have at least incorporated their new ‘Slash bird’ character somehow in to one of the planets, or made a few new levels with ‘Slash bird’, but oh no!

    And hey, did anyone check the credits? – I did, and I couldn’t see Slash’s name mentioned anywhere! – some partnership eh?, lol. ;)

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