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27 Years Ago: Tom Petty’s House Burns Down

Tom Petty
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Tom Petty's house was set on fire by an arsonist on May 17, 1987.

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

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)

‘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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Tom Petty Trades Intensity for Happiness: The History of ‘Full Moon Fever’

Tom Petty, 'Full Moon Fever'
MCA

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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Stevie Nicks Joins ‘Tom Petty’ to Perform ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

Stevie Nicks Jimmy Fallon
NBC

'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon impersonates Tom Petty while performing with Stevie Nicks.

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Tom Petty To Release New Album This Summer

Tom Petty
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hope to release 'Hypnotic Eye' this summer.

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Tom Petty, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Among State Sales Champions

Reddit.com
Reddit.com

A new infographic illustrates the top-selling musicians in America by state of birth, with a number of familiar classic rock greats among those featured.

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Exclusive: Benmont Tench On His New Solo Album + Upcoming New Music From Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Sam Jones, Blue Note Records
Sam Jones, Blue Note Records

When you think about the people that Benmont Tench knows, he could very easily make a solo record with one heck of a guest list. In fact, he’s had offers to do just that. But when the longtime keyboardist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers decided to lay down a set of songs for an album that would bear his name on the cover, he preferred to keep the focus on the music rather than filling out each song session with star power. He wanted to keep the integrity of the project and let the songs dictate who the players should be.

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Top 10 Mike Campbell Songs

Mike Campbell
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

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 for

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Tom Petty and Ringo Starr Play on Benmont Tench Solo Song

Benmont Tench
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

He’s been one of rock’s premier sidemen for nearly 40 years. Now Benmont Tench, the keyboardist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is stepping into the spotlight with his debut single, and he's brought along some old friends.

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Country Songwriter Won’t Back Down From Tom Petty

Tom Petty Chris Stapleton
Samir Hussein / Jason Davis, Getty Images

Tom Petty may credit country music with part of the Heartbreakers' signature sound, but he doesn't mean today's country music, which he recently called, among other things, “bad rock with a fiddle." Now Chris Stapleton, a country-music songwriter, has thrown down the gauntlet.  

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