Is the concept of being the 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 in Gainesville, and they’re now among the most popular groups of all time.
“It Was A Downright Stupid Thing To Do” Tom Petty On Using Confederate Flag During Southern Accents Tour
Born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, Tom Petty has been fully immersed in Southern culture his entire life. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that he’s willing to offer his perspective when it comes to the Confederate flag debate as it’s been something he’s used in his past tours, albeit, regrettably.
Heartbreaker/Mudcrutch keyboardist Benmont Tench told us, “I’d love to bring Mudcrutch all over the country.”
Tom Petty Shares Vintage Song ‘Somewhere Under Heaven’ from Upcoming ‘Wildflowers: All the Rest’: Listen
Tom Petty’s new song is featured during the closing credits of the new ‘Entourage’ movie.
Tom Petty’s 1994 record Wildflowers was his second solo record at the time and was the first of three albums that was produced by Rick Rubin. Today, Petty announced that’ll he’ll be releasing a series of songs written and recorded between 1992-1994, but ultimately did not make the final cut.
The cover is for ‘Texas Rising,’ in which Kristofferson participates as an actor.
Remember those classic albums by some of the biggest names in rock? Timeless albums such as Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones), The Joshua Tree (U2), Full Moon Fever (Tom Petty), and plenty more have stuck in our heads as quintessential albums from our favorite artists.
This week’s Friday Double Feature will showcase two musical institutions from both sides of the Atlantic.
“How it got out to the press is beyond Sam or myself.”
Mired in a lawsuit over the similarity between “Stay With Me” and “I Won’t Back Down”, Sam Smith was forced to give Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne songwriting credits on his Grammy nominated single. Petty recently addressed the situation, something he says isn’t out of the ordinary for musicians.