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2014 In Review

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
Ryan Leas | December 11, 2014 - 3:17 pm
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The Anniversary

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
Shawn Macomber | October 31, 2014 - 4:27 pm
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More Tom Petty stories

Mudcrutch – “I Forgive It All” Video (Feat. Anthony Hopkins)

Tom Petty revived his pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch earlier this year to release a new album called Mudcrutch 2, and today, he's sharing a new video…
Peter Helman | July 14, 2016 - 12:29 pm
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Tom Petty Reminisces About Prince’s Newly Viral Rock Hall Guitar Solo

In the hours after we learned of Prince's death last week, one video seemed to go more viral than any others: Prince, Tom Petty, Jeff…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2016 - 9:32 am
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Watch The Real Tom Petty Fight A Fake Bob Dylan In :DRYVRS Episode 2

Only Son frontman and former Moldy Peaches guitarist Jack Dishel was inspired to make the pilot episode of the web series :DRYVRS after using Lyft…
Collin Robinson | April 15, 2016 - 10:33 am

Mudcrutch – “Trailer”

Tom Petty reformed Mudcrutch eight years ago and dropped the band's self-titled debut after he performed during the Super Bowl Halftime show. Since then, the…
Collin Robinson | March 25, 2016 - 5:59 pm
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Tom Petty Reveals ’90s Heroin Addiction In New Biography

The story behind the creation of Warren Zanes' forthcoming Tom Petty biography is an interesting one: Though Petty gave Zanes plenty of access to his…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 8, 2015 - 10:31 am
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Watch Foo Fighters Cover “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” & “Gold Dust Woman” With Stevie Nicks & Haim In L.A.

The Foo Fighters may have been global rock stars for upwards of 20 years, but they continue to carry themselves like weekend-warrior rocker dads who…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2015 - 9:56 am

Tom Petty Admits Touring With The Confederate Flag Was Stupid

Ever since the horrific racist mass murder in South Carolina last month, we as a society seem to be reassessing what it means to throw…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2015 - 1:30 pm
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Tom Petty – “Somewhere Under Heaven”

One of the great things about rock stars growing old is they begin to buy into their own mythologies. This spurs them to release things…
Caitlin White | June 2, 2015 - 1:17 pm

Kris Kristofferson – “Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty Cover) Video

Kris Kristofferson wrote "Sunday Morning Comin' Down" for Johnny Cash and played Whistler in Blade. He is one of American music's great living badasses, and…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2015 - 10:08 am
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POP ETC – “I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty Cover)

True to their name, POP ETC have never had a problem taking on the most ubiquitous hit songs. In January, they gave us an aching,…
Patrick Hosken | April 10, 2015 - 11:24 am

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…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2015 - 10:19 am
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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."
James Rettig | January 26, 2015 - 8:49 am
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2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2014 - 10:15 am
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List

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 --…
Chris DeVille | August 12, 2014 - 3:36 pm
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Counting Down

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…
James Jackson Toth | August 5, 2014 - 11:15 am
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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
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2014 - 1:52 pm
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