Mike Campbell, the longtime guitarist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, will hold two benefit concerts in time for the holidays. The second annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus: A Holiday Gathering and Goodwill Jamathons will take place at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on Dec. 20 and 21.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell admitted to Rolling Stone that he'd forgotten about some of the songs suggested for the group's current tour. Instead of just hauling out the usual hits, Petty and the Heartbreakers are digging deep into their 35-year-old catalog to fill out the set lists. And some of the cuts are so obscure, the guy who co-wrote some of them and played recorded of them can't even remember them.
Mike Campbell is best known as Tom Petty's right-hand man for the past 40 years. He played with Petty in the pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch and co-wrote, co-produced and played the searing guitar leads on some of Petty's greatest songs. But Campbell also produced, played with and wrote songs fo