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Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony axed from ‘Guitar Hero: Van Halen’

Former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony will not appear in the new ‘Guitar Hero: Van Halen’ videogame, it was announced today (June 9).

Singer David Lee Roth will be the only vocalist to appear in the game, an Activision spokesman told Rolling Stone. Also, current bassist Wolfgang Van Halen — the son of guitarist Eddie Van Halen — will take founding bassist Anthony’s place in the game.

A trailer for the videogame premiered at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles last week, and according to E3 reports, only songs originally sung by Roth will appear in the game, including ‘Jump’, ‘Hot For Teacher’ and ‘Panama’.

The band members will reportedly start out sporting early ’80s fashions with big hair and spandex trousers, and will evolve to become the more modernised versions of themselves.