Dream of playing the upcoming rhythm game Guitar Hero: Van Halen
as your favorite Van Halen lead singer Gary Cherone? Well, Rolling Stone
is reporting today on the dashing of your dreams
, claiming that an Activision/RedOctane representative confirmed to them the game's exclusivity to David Lee Roth as lead singer. This is also to say that the tequila-shilling Sammy Hagar
will also be excluded from the band's lineup in the game.
We already kind of sort of knew about the exclusion of Cherone and Hagar
from Activision's Senior Vice President of Global Brand Management telling us way back when, "Oh this is definitely Van Halen, not Van Hagar." The RS piece posits that the only Van Halen tracks featuring David Lee Roth will be making it into the game, possibly destroying all hopes of the chance to drunkenly belt "Why Can't This Be Love?" and "Fire In the Hole," though, as of press time, Activision had yet to respond to our inquiry.