Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers just released their new album Hypnotic Eye, and it’s about to be their first-ever #1. That’s probably not why Jimmy Kimmel Live made a big deal about featuring the band on last night’s episode. That probably had something to do with four decades of incredible songs. Rather than playing in Kimmel’s usual studio, the show brought its entire audience to Petty’s rehearsal space to watch him and the Heartbreakers play three songs (“U Get Me High,” “American Dream Plan B,” “Forgotten Man“) from the new album. Petty and Kimmel also did a quick interview together, with Petty’s sardonic sensibility coming across nicely. Watch it all below.
Hypnotic Eye is out now on Reprise.