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Best Buy Launches ‘Guitar Hero World Tour’

Rock stars flood Best Buy's West Hollywood store to be the first to play the brand new rock'n'roll video game sensation.

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // November 3, 2008

Who better to be the first to try the latest Guitar Hero game, Guitar Hero World Tour, than world-touring rock stars? This past Saturday (Oct. 25), members of Linkin Park, All-American Rejects, and the Donnas joined celebs like Karina Smirnoff, Mischa Barton, and Adam Gregory to check out the game and a special performance by the Smashing Pumpkins, whose new song “G.L.O.W.” graces the soundtrack. To celebrate the launch, all guests got the rock-star VIP treatment and walked away with a full version of the game.

Check out our photos from the event!


At the Entrance to the ‘Guitar Hero World Tour’ Launch Party / Photo by David Zager


Samsung provided a larger than life video wall for the event. Here the Activision Music Team Band Shows Off Their Guitar Hero Skills. / Photo by Laura McClafferty


All American Rejects Try Out the New Guitar hero Game / Photo by David Zager


DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mark McGrath Warm Up the Crowd / Photo by Laura McClafferty


The Smashing Pumpkins Debut New song ‘As Rome Burns’ / Photo by David Zager