VAN HALEN-Themed 'Guitar Hero' Game Appears To Be Moving Forward

Kris Pigna of 1UP.com reports that rumors of an all-VAN HALEN-themed Guitar Hero game have been around for a little while now, but Activision has yet to confirm it. Now, as is often the case, it looks like a ratings board beat them to it.

The German Voluntary Monitoring Organization of Entertainment Software (Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle) has posted a listing (see below) for "Guitar Hero Headlining Van Halen" for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. While this does seem to confirm that VAN HALEN is next in line for the Guitar Hero treatment (following AEROSMITH and METALLICA), it does also seem odd that Activision has stuffed the word "headlining" into the title for what seems like no particular reason.

The biggest questions center around which band personnel will appear in the game. There's no word on whether original bassist Michael Anthony will be excluded from the game play in favor of current bass player Wolfgang Van Halen, and it's also unknown whether the game avatar of singer David Lee Roth will be joined by Sammy Hagar or even Gary Cherone.

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen recently said in an interview that work on a new VAN HALEN album could begin later this year. The band is also rumored to be considering a summer stadium tour with GUNS N' ROSES.

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