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TOOL Guitarist Adam Jones Discusses Involvement In WWE SummerSlam

I was pretty shocked when I tuned in to the beginning of WWE SummerSlam this past Sunday, and it kicked off with none other than Adam Jones of TOOL performing the national anthem. I love WWE and I love Tool, I just assumed that a guy like Adam Jones would be "above" getting hired to do something like this. It turns out Adam is a huge WWE fan. A quick peek at his Facebook page reveals his favorite athletes are Triple H and The Miz. Here is what Adam had to say about how the whole thing came about:

‎~Wow! What a blast.
Triple H and his wife Stephanie are big tool fans and asked me to open the show on live international television. Pretty FN crazy.
Vince McMahon ask for a demo so i emailed him one. How cool is that?
All the Wrestlers i met that night were so encouraging and supportive (thanx!).
John Cena joked "just dont pull a Christina Aguilera…"
And with that said, i apologize about the flub up in the first verse.
Some of the camera guys ran by me so close that i thought something was wrong.
Totally broke my concentration.
But to me the rest was a Home Run! The crowd was great. And i will now demand that at the end of any future solo i do
there are epic FIREWORKS.
~big xx to Terry

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At least he acknowlegdes the error in the first verse. Either way, this turned out pretty awesome and far better than the usual country singer WWE gets to do the national anthems. Kudos to them for being relevant. If you haven't checked out the video of Adam's performance yet, you can see it here.

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