Tom Petty

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Inside Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s Next Album ‘Hypnotic Eye’

We talked to Heartbreaker Benmont Tench about the album a while back.


Benmont Tench of the Heartbreakers (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Interview: Benmont Tench Talks Solo Album, Dylan, ‘Free Fallin’ and ‘Wildflowers’

“I’m pretty shy and I’m not seeking the spotlight,” he tells “I like having a big grand piano to hide behind when I’m playing with the Heartbreakers.”


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The Pothole Playlist for Chicago’s Rockiest Season [Playlist]

If you’re from Chicago, you know the pothole scene all too well. If you’re like me, driving on roads in the Chicago area practically requires paranoid-like attention if you want any chance of dodging these holes. Hitting one can damage your car, knock you off your bike, or flat out ruin your day. So, as pothole season is anything but enjoyable, you can at least enjoy this great Pothole Playlist.


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What’s On Jack Bauer’s iPod? [Playlist]

Time is not up for Jack Bauer.  Fox Entertainment has recently announced that it will be reviving the acclaimed 24 series this May, featuring twelve episodes that will span over the course of twenty-four hours. […]



Tom Petty: Cover Me

Tom Petty is a great songwriter, but he also loves to cover a great song, and he’s darn good at it. In the 1950′s covering songs was a form of musical racial segregation. Not good […]


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Tom Petty Friday Feature

Is the concept of being leader of an American rock & roll band inconsistent with the role of frontman for a national institution? It’s been over 35 years since Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers formed […]



Heartbreaker To Release Solo Record [Listen]

Benmont Tench III, original founding member of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and original member of the pre-Heartbreakers group Mudcrutch, is now taking his turn as bandleader. Tench has been playing piano, keyboard, and organ […]


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Tom Petty To Write Country Songs? Chris Stapleton Says He’ll Help

Petty recently called current country music “bad rock with a fiddle.” Country songwriting vet Stapleton challenges the rock superstar to ‘put [his] money where [his] mouth is in a tangible way.’


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Ten Contemporary Country Songs That Tom Petty Needs To Hear

Tom Petty has a beef with modern country music, if comments he made recently are any indication. Below are ten songs that might change his mind.


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Tom Petty Fans Blame Venue For Show Cut Short, Band Confirms Ticket Refunds

Tom Petty fans were heartbroken when his Saturday (June 8) concert in Los Angeles came to an abrupt end mid-set. But in a statement on Wednesday (June 12), Petty assured attendees that they will receive a full refund for […]