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Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and ZZ Top Confirmed for Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup

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Samir Hussein, Dan Kitwood, Anna Webber / Getty Images

Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and ZZ Top are among the avalanche of stars confirmed for the 2013 Bonnaroo lineup. The festival will take place June 13-16 in Manchester, Tenn.

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Confirmed for Firefly Music Festival

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have been tapped to headline the 2013 edition of Firefly Music Festival, which is scheduled to take place at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. over the weekend of June 21-23.

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Headline Hangout Music Festival

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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.

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Top 10 Tom Petty Songs

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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

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Weekend Songs: Tom Petty, ‘Free Fallin”

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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.

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Tom Petty, ZZ Top Reportedly to Headline Bonnaroo 2013

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You know what they're not going to need backstage at Bonnaroo next year? Shaving cream, because the heavily-bearded Tom Petty (and the Heartbreakers) and ZZ Top are among the acts reportedly set to headline the annual musical festival this coming June.

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30 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release ‘Long After Dark’

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By 1982, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had already racked up an impressive string of hits that included such future classics as 'American Girl,' 'Refugee,' and 'The Waiting' -- but as they proved on their fifth album, 'Long After Dark,' they were just getting started.

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Johnny Depp in ‘Into the Great Wide Open’ by Tom Petty

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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.

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Tom Petty Tribute Concerts to Take Place in New York and Los Angeles

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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.

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Tom Petty to Auction Jaguar Convertible for Doctors Without Borders Organization

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Tom Petty is parting with a sentimental piece of his past for a good cause, as he'll auction off his 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible on eBay to raise funds for the Doctors Without Borders organization.

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