So tomorrow I am going to go out and buy Rocksmith 2014 for my Xbox One, and pick up a guitar and learn how to play. I've read good things about this app/game/program, so I think it will be a good "starting" point. Basically I need a guitar that has an amp hookup to it.

Now, an Acoustic or an Electric?

The type of music I want to learn / play is Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, Counting Crows, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty.

What would you suggest? I plan on purchasing at guitar center here in Chicago.

I appreciate any advice.
Hi and welcome! You may want to down to the Electric Guitar forum and pose your question there.

You provided some good info, you may also want to include what your budget is for an instrument. Assuming a lower end "starter" axe, the Yamaha Pacifica gets good grades. If you're willing to buy used, something like an Epiphone G-400 isn't a bad way to go either.

Like I said, the folks down there will be able to point you in the right direction. Enjoy your stay!

PS I'll probably be picking up Rocksmith 2014 as well, for a PS4.