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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 got… More »

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… More »

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 »

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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 thing…
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 nominatio…
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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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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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 it…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2014 - 9:49 am
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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 o…
Chris DeVille | July 30, 2014 - 3:57 pm
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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…
James Rettig | July 26, 2014 - 12:08 pm
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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,…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2014 - 10:37 am

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…
Miles Bowe | July 18, 2014 - 1:05 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2014 - 10:40 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | June 10, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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