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Exclusive Clip: Tommy Lee and Ludacris Team Up to Save the Earth

August 7, 2008 1:09 PM ET

Battleground Earth isn't a terrible movie about Scientology but a new series starring Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe and Atlanta rapper Ludacris. Premiering tonight on TLC, the ten episode show pits the two stars against each other to see which one can have the the greener tour. In the exclusive clip above, check out Tommy Lee meeting Dr. John in New Orleans and Ludacris trying to help save the Earth at a concert with the Roots.

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Song Stories

“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

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