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Lollapalooza 2007 Video Wrap-Up: Pearl Jam, Daft Punk, TV On the Radio, Ben Harper, Lupe Fiasco and More

August 7, 2007 7:03 PM ET

This year's Lollapalooza lineup featured some of today's best live bands and Rock Daily sweated it out in the front row to document every last guitar solo, impassioned vocal and stage dive. Check out our on-the-scene video which showcases live performance footage from Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, TV On the Radio, Daft Punk, Muse, the Roots and Amy Winehouse, plus backstage interviews with everyone from Lupe Fiasco and Ben Harper to Paolo Nutini and Jack's Mannequin's Andrew McMahon.

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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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