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Remember What Garth Brooks Buried Beneath His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

The Hits
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Garth Brooks has always been selective of how and when his music is distributed — you won’t find him on iTunes or YouTube. In fact, when he does release new music or a repackaged collection of greatest hits, it’s usually only available for a limited time.

In 1995, Brooks went to extreme measures to make sure ‘The Hits’ album was never released again. When his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was revealed, he shared that the masters to the record were buried deep in concrete below it. The anniversary of that unveiling is today, June 30. The album has sold 10 million copies, but it will never reach 11 million.

If you’re tempted to retrieve the tapes, remember that they’re not only packed in concrete beneath a 300-pound star, but they’re also on the heavily traveled Vine St. in Hollywood. Most thefts of stars have occurred during construction, when the markers were being repaired or moved. It would take an act of insanity to try the heist in daylight — and no, that isn’t a challenge.

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