Tom Petty Is Scathing Towards Catholic Church Over Sex Abuse

As a huge Tom Petty fan, I’m proud to see him come out with properly scathing criticism towards the Catholic Church. He has a song called “Playing Dumb” on the album Hypnotic Eye, which he released this week and I just got the chance to hear for the first time. It’s all about his moral [Read More...]

A Little Tegan & Sara And Tom Petty On My Birthday

A couple of the songs that resonate most deeply: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Mike Campbell Plays 14 Year Old Fan’s Home Made Guitar On Stage

This is a terrific story about the guitarist from my favorite band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and a remarkable young fan: One night in front of the computer, Griffin was watching footage of a 1985 concert. “And Mike Campbell, the lead guitar player from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, came out playing this really [Read More...]

Take An Advance Listen To Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ New Album, Mojo

Here. The album will be released June 15. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Get Their Zeppelin On For New Song

A few weeks ago Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers revealed they would be releasing a new album called Mojo this spring.  Somewhat amazingly, this fulfilled the final of three major projects that Tom Petty had listed wanting to do four years ago.  At the time I was skeptical he would actually put together a reunion [Read More...]

The Best 7 Minutes, 13 Seconds Of Tom Petty’s Career

I say this with no exaggeration: I have heard all the albums and hundreds of live concerts many many times and this performance of Refugee from his Take The Highway tour features the most perfect realization of one of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ most perfect songs. It has the fullest and most exciting and [Read More...]

Happy Birthday Tom!!!

Tom Petty turns 59 today! My favorite song of all time as performed three years ago by my favorite band of all time: Interesting tidbit about the centrality of this song in his canon, while he has a number of major hits that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will nearly always play because people come [Read More...]

Tom Petty On The Beatles

Tom Petty writes about the Beatles’ legendary Ed Sullivan appearance: I think the whole world was watching that night. It certainly felt that way – you just knew it, sitting in your living room, that everything around you was changing. It was like going from black-and-white to color. Really. I remember earlier that day, in [Read More...]

Mark Goffeney—The Boy With The Incredible Feet

One of my favorite live renditions of Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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