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Tom Petty Releases Statement “About The Sam Smith Thing”

Sam Smith has been having a rough time of it this month, and part of the reason is that "Stay With Me," Smith's breakout hit from last year, turns out to be a little too close for comfort to Tom Petty's 1989 song "I Won't Back Down." Earlier this week, the new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2015

Tom Petty Awarded Songwriting Credit For Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

Tom Petty has been awarded a songwriting credit on Sam Smith's "Stay With Me," which bears a close resemblance to Petty's "I Won't Back Down." According to The Sun, the deal was settled out of court back in October, but is just coming to light now. Both Petty and singer/composer Jeff Lynne were give… More »

By: James Rettig / January 26, 2015

The 5 Best Tom Petty Albums Of 2014

As you might've heard, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers scored their first #1 album this year, with Hypnotic Eye. Thing is, it's merely pretty good in the grand scheme of the Petty canon. It garnered a lot of positive of reviews, but when it comes down to it, the fact that Petty just now… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 11, 2014

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won't learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them as part of tonight'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014

Wildflowers Turns 20

You belong among the wildflowers You belong in a boat out at sea Sail away, kill off the hours You belong somewhere you feel free The opening verse of the title track from Tom Petty's 1994 mid-career high-water mark Wildflowers at first blush seems like little more than tattoo bait for young patchouli-spritzed women possessed… More »

By: Shawn Macomber / October 31, 2014

Watch Pearl Jam Cover The Who & Tom Petty In Milwaukee

At a Friday night show in Moline, Illinois, Pearl Jam randomly decided to play their 1996 album No Code in full. (They also played a new song called "Moline.") Last night, playing Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Center, the band busted out another superfan treat, playing all of 1998's Yield in the middle of a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2014

Stereogum’s 14 Favorite Sets At Outside Lands 2014

Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands -- terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it's become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urba… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014

Tom Petty Albums From Worst To Best

If so-called rockists ever decide to secede and form their own nation, Tom Petty is a shoo-in for the country's first presidential nominee. Petty's music advances the notion of rock and roll as utopian ideal, and the tremendous success of his band Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers proves that populism is not necessarily the… More »

By: James Jackson Toth / August 5, 2014

Watch Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Play Three Hypnotic Eye Tunes On Kimmel

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2014

Tom Petty’s Lackluster New Album Will Be His First #1

Into The Great Wide Open peaked at #13. Wildflowers made it to #8. Full Moon Fever, one of the most iconic rock albums of its day, stalled out at #3. Damn The Torpedoes was stuck at #2 for seven weeks in 1979, unable to overcome Pink Floyd's The Wall. Even 1993's Greatest Hits collection, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2014

You’ll Never Believe This, But Tom Petty Thinks EDM Shows Are Stupid

Tom Petty has been doing some press to promote the new Heartbreakers record Hypnotic Eye, and one of those interviews found him sounding off on electronic dance music festivals. You'll never guess what he thinks about them. Specifically, Petty has this to say about the highly profitable Electric Daisy Carnival, where twoMore »

By: Chris DeVille / July 30, 2014

Alt-Country Con Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Bilking Investors With Fake Album Feat. Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam

According to Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Portland musician Kasey Anderson has been sentenced to four years in prison after defrauding investors out of almost $600,000 by promising to put on a benefit concert and release a compilation album featuring some big musicians to benefit the West Memphis Three, who were incarcerated for 18 years before being… More »

By: James Rettig / July 26, 2014

Stream Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Hypnotic Eye

Tom Petty is 63 years old and in the fourth decade of a legendary career, and he just keeps cranking out new music. Hypnotic Eye, Petty and his Heartbreakers' newest album, comes out next week, and we've posted a bunch of its songs: "American Dream Plan B," "U Get Me High," "RedMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 21, 2014

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Forgotten Man”

Tom Petty has said his new album with the Heartbreakers is going to be "a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end," and from what we've heard -- "Fault Lines," "U Get Me High," "Red River," and "American Dream Plan B" -- he's delivering on that. His newest, "Forgotten Man," i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 18, 2014

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Fault Lines”

Nobody would be mad at Tom Petty if he just rode off into the sunset, playing his greatest hits forever, but he's still cranking out new jams, and some of them are pretty great. Petty and his Heartbreakers will release their new album Hypnotic Eye later this month, and we've already heard three of it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2014

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “U Get Me High” & “Red River”

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have revealed two more songs from Hypnotic Eye. Whereas the jolting "American Dream Plan B" was a striking departure from the norm, the new "U Get Me High" and "Red River" are both standard Petty tracks. But you probably love Tom Petty, so get into them below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 10, 2014

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “American Dream Plan B”

Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers have a decades-long legacy of amazing songs, and they've already claimed that their forthcoming album Hypnotic Eye will return them to the precise, timeless classic-rock sound that first made them famous. Talking to Rolling Stone, Petty calls the album "a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end," and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2014

Preview Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Hypnotic Eye In New Tour Promo

Starting just days after the release of Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (with special guest Steve Winwood!) will trek across North America and back. Based on Petty's set at Hangout last year, this is one classic rock legacy tour worth pouring your paycheck into. To announce this jaunt, the band released… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 20, 2014

Watch Stevie Nicks And Jimmy Fallon (As Tom Petty) Recreate The “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” Video

This week The Tonight Show has booked talent from the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, which goes down in Brooklyn Thursday night. Stevie Nicks was Jimmy Fallon's musical guest tonight; at the Rock Hall event she'll pay tribute to Linda Rondstadt, who will not be attending because her Parkinson's disease make… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 10, 2014

Outside Lands Lineup 2014

The excellent Outside Lands festival is returning to San Francisco this summer, and its lineup has just been revealed via a Funny Or Die video starring Huey Lewis. At the very top of the bill is Kanye West, fresh off his new Future collab, and he's joined by a startlingly diverse array of top-level… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 8, 2014
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