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Rock Band 4 adds Van Halen to set list

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Jump back, what’s that sound? It’s Van Halen shredding its way to Rock Band 4.

EW can exclusively reveal that Van Halen’s classic hit “Panama” will be featured on the Rock Band 4 setlist. For a taste of what to expect from the song, check out the video above.

But Van Halen’s presence in the game won’t end there — more tracks will be available later on from Van Halen as downloadable tracks from the Rock Band Music Store. While Van Halen has appeared in music games before, perhaps most notably in their own edition of Guitar Hero, this is the first time Van Halen has come to the Rock Band franchise.

Van Halen, who is currently touring, joins a growing on-disc tracklist that includes other classic rock acts like Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, and The Who, as well as modern acts like St. Vincent, Fall Out Boy, and Bruno Mars. And Rock Band 4 will be compatible with previously purchased DLC and instruments from previous entries in the series. For more on what the latest entry is adding, read EW’s preview of the freestyle guitar solo mode.

Rock Band 4 hits the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Oct. 6.

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