While Tom Petty's official 2013 touring calendar is still empty, it's been confirmed he'll headline the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala. this spring. The full lineup for the festival was announced this week, with Kings of Leon named as a second headliner for the three-day festival.
Creating a list of the Top 10 Tom Petty Songs is no easy feat. Even his 1993 ‘Greatest Hits’ compilation had 18 killer cuts, and his six-CD ‘Playback’ box set two years later stated a case for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as one of the best American rock bands of all time. Still, we take these jobs not because they’re easy, but b
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
Johnny Depp may have been the star, but Tom Petty's 'Into the Great Wide Open' featured a number of celebrities. Depp's girlfriend in the video was 'Burn Notice' actress Gabrielle Anwar, while his manager was none other than Faye Dunaway. The video also features singers Terence Trent D'Arby and Chynna Phillips and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance from future 'Friends' star Matt LeBlanc at the tail end of the clip.
The music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be celebrated with live shows in the very near future. Petty Fest, part of the popular Best Fests series that has taken place over the past 10 years, will bring together members of a generation of musicians who grew up listening to Petty's extensive hit-filled catalog.
Benmont Tench, founding member and longtime keyboardist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, will turn 59 years old on Sept. 7.
His friendship with frontman Petty began at age 11, when the two met in a music store in Gainesville, Fla. He has played on every one of the group's albums since that