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How Tool Came to "Guitar Hero World Tour": Exclusive Video

October 15, 2008 5:45 PM ET

Tool haven't licensed music since 1996, but they approved three songs for Guitar Hero World Tour — if they could be involved with the artwork and design of the game. The result: a digital venue based on Tool's artwork and videos, and "Parabola," "Schism" and "Vicarious" rockable on the game. Click above to watch guitarist Adam Jones explain how it all went down, and check out two shots from the game after the jump.

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“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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