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How Tom Petty Finally Hit the Big Time With ‘Damn the Torpedoes’

The signs were there, signaling that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' third album, 'Damn the Torpedoes,' would be their breakthrough.

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Tom Petty Was Addicted to Heroin in the ’90s, Claims New Book

A new book about Tom Petty claims that the artist was addicted to heroin in the '90s.

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Watch a Guitar-Toting Hockey Player Cover Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin” on Ice

You've probably listened to Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" more times than you could count, but you've almost certainly never heard it sound anything like this.

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Tom Petty Talks New Mudcrutch and Second ‘Wildflowers’ Albums

Tom Petty gave a little bit more detail on the upcoming Mudcrutch sessions and the plans to finally release other songs from 'Wildflowers.'

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Tom Petty Says His Use of Confederate Flag Onstage Was ‘Downright Stupid’

Florida native Tom Petty now thinks differently about a mid-'80s decision to display the Confederate flag during his 'Southern Accents' tour.

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Five Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Rediscover Their Roots on ‘Mojo’

There was never any arguing Tom Petty's status as one of the world's biggest rock stars as the '90s wore into the aughts, but he did seem to be suffering from a certain creative drift.

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Tom Petty Planning New Mudcrutch Album

Now that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have finished touring behind their Hypnotic Eye LP, he's just about ready to get back to the studio — with his other band.

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Tom Petty Releases Lost Song From ‘Wildflowers’ Era, Announces New Album

Tom Petty has just released "Somewhere Under Heaven," co-written with Mike Campbell for 1994's Wildflowers but left unheard until now.

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LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: (TABLOIDS OUT)  Singer Tom Petty performs on stage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

37 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release ‘You’re Gonna Get It!’ Album

‘You’re Gonna Get It!,’ which was released on May 2, 1978, loaded up on Byrdsian jingle-jangle, classic-rock guitar crunch and a few meathead riff-based songs that made it clear that Tom Petty and his band had little in common with the skinny-tie kids and their synthesizers.

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How Tom Petty Traded Intensity for Happiness on ‘Full Moon Fever’

Tom Petty "pissed off" his band by making a solo record, but ultimately the project brought about positive creative and personal changes for everyone involved.

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