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Grand Theft Auto radio master tapes were in danger of being lost in Hurricane Sandy

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The master tapes for many of the Grand Theft Auto titles were in danger of being lost in the floods that accompanied Hurricane Sandy, Rockstar Games producer Lazlow Jones said during an interview on The Opie and Anthony Show.

Lazlow, who lives on a small island off the south shore of Long Island, told the show's hosts that the series' master tapes were the very first thing he secured as the waters around his house began to rise.

"The first thing I did, well, my studio is on the ground floor," Jones explained. "That's where GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas, all those masters like the full recordings with Axl Rose and everything.

"I started freaking out and grabbing, just boxes of masters and putting it up on the second floor. Cause I was like, 'I'm not going to let this stuff get ruined,'" Jones added.

Jones shares his namesake with the Grand Theft Auto series' foul-mouthed, self-obsessed radio talk show host. It's not clear whether or not he'll be reprising his role in the franchise's next installment, Grand Theft Auto 5.

(Thanks, Alan!)