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Win U2's 'Achtung Baby' Super Deluxe Box Set

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November 11, 2011 1:00 PM ET
U2 'Achtung Baby' Super Deluxe Box Set
U2 'Achtung Baby' Super Deluxe Box Set

U2's Achtung Baby has been described – by Bono, no less – as "the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree." The landmark album that shoved the biggest band of the Eighties squarely into the Nineties turned 20 this year, and we're giving away the Super Deluxe edition box set in this Rolling Stone sweepstakes. See official rules here.

One lucky reader will win: One (1) copy of the 10-disc box, which includes six CDs, four DVDs, a hardback book and 16 art prints.

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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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