For the first time in Harmonix Rock Band history, legendary rock outfit Van Halen will make an appearance in the series, with Panama making it onto the official tracklist for Rock Band 4. Fans will be able to play and perform the band’s legendary No1 hit “Panama” at launch, with more music from the band to be available for download from the ever-growing Rock Band Music Store after launch.
“For years we’ve wanted to bring Van Halen’s music to Rock Band,” added Harmonix CEO Steve Janiak. “Not only are the songs incredible in their own right, but they’re amazingly fun to play and perform, whether you’re on guitar, bass, drums, or vocals.”
Van Halen recently released remastered versions of their first six albums, as well as a newly recorded live album, Tokyo Dome Live In Concert. The band is currently on tour in multiple cities and venues throughout North America, and will be performing many of their hits from these classic albums. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, and more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart than any other artist, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
Rock Band 4 will be available for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 on October 6 2015.