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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 iconBy: SPIN 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