Guitar Hero (Is Only Half Of) Van Halen

The Guitar Hero: Van Halen trailer running during E3 only showed off four members of the band. Thing is, over the course of the group's history, there have been more than four members of the band.

The four shown in the trailer were Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen. But prominent former members of the band include ex-vocalist Sammy Hagar and former bass player Michael Anthony. Are they going to appear in the game?

No.

Activision have confirmed that Lee Roth and the three Van Halens will be the only band members in the game. Which will no doubt upset a lot of fans of the Hagar era.

It's not the first time Activision have run into this kind of trouble with a Guitar Hero game - the fact GH Metallica didn't feature Jason Newsted irked a few people - and if they insist on making band games out of bands with changing lineups, it won't be the last, either.

Guitar Hero: Van Halen ditches Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar [musicradar, via CVG]