Tom Petty And Stevie Nicks Rock Bonnaroo

By Scott Lapatine / June 17, 2006

Last night Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers headlined the main stage for a rousing 3+ hour set heavy on the hits. One of the Clap Your Hands guys tipped me off that Stevie Nicks was gonna join in (she’s touring w/ Petty this summer). Sure enough, at around ten to 10, Stevie and Tom revisited their ’81 smash “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.”

Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty – “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (MP3 Link Expired)

“I told you we were gonna have fun, didn’t I?” Petty joked after the tune.

Three things I wanted to hear from Tom but didn’t:

1. “Here’s a Jenny Lewis cover. [Laughter.] Welcome Conor Oberst and Ben Gibbard for ‘Handle With Care.'”
2. “This is called ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance.’ The Chili Peppers ripped it off on their shitty new album.”
3. “Where my bloggaz at?”

But as promised, fun was had. Didn’t get great pics, but Halified nabbed the setlist, which I snapped:

It sounds like a bunch of you streamed and enjoyed. Get yr ‘roo view on here (Damian Marley and Gomez today @ 4 CST, Les Claypool at 6.) Just caught Magic Numbers and Dungen. Next up: Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint, Beck, Gomez, and some band called Radio Heads.

I’ll check in later with more band shots. Take care of Shiloh while I’m gone.