GCM writes: "Guitar Hero has already experimented with variations of their game that focus on a particular band, starting with Aerosmith in 2008 and more recently, Metallica. Frankly, I'm surprised that it took this long to bring Van Halen to the franchise. After all, this is "Guitar" Hero and Eddie Van Halen is arguably the world's best guitar player, or at least one of the most influential. Van Halen is personally, one of my favorite bands from growing up, and I even managed to tolerate a few albums after Sammy Hagar replaced David Lee Roth as lead singer. Thankfully, there is no Van Hagar in this game; it is pure old-school Van Halen the way I remember – actually a bit better."