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Tom Petty, 'Full Moon Fever'
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Tom Petty Trades Intensity for Happiness: The History of ‘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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YouTube

Watch Kris Kristofferson Cover Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’

If you're going to hire Kris Kristofferson to star in your eight-hour miniseries about the dawn of the Texas republic, it stands to reason that you'd also ask him to record a song for the soundtrack.

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28 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Succumb to the ’80s on ‘Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)’

There's a dark, evil creature shambling through the back catalogs of the greatest rock artists ever, and it's called the '80s.

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Warner Bros.

16 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Barely Hold It Together on ‘Echo’

Everything Tom Petty touched turned to platinum during the '90s, starting with the sales carryover from his 1989 solo debut Full Moon Fever and continuing through a series of bestselling releases that included a pair of albums with the Heartbreakers, the solo Wildflowers LP and a greatest-hits record that boasted a couple new hits of its own.

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30 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Struggle Through Ambitious ‘Southern Accents’

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers took a three-year break from new music between 1982-85, but the band wasn't on vacation.

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Jerod Harris / Matthias Nareyek / MJ Kim / Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Tom Petty, U2, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Neil Young Fall on Grammy Night

The Grammy Awards are hailed as "music's biggest night," but it proved to be a big disappointment for classic-rock artists, instead.

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Funny or Die

‘Tom Petty’ Makes Startling Plagiarism Discovery in New Video

In a hilarious new video, Funny or Die imagines an entirely different response from Tom Petty to the recent plagiarism controversy regarding a hit song by Sam Smith.

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Jerod Harris, Getty Images

UPDATE – Sam Smith Says Tom Petty Settlement the Result of a ‘Complete Coincidence,’ Petty Agrees

Tom Petty and Sam Smith have reached an amicable settlement regarding the similarities between Smith's 'Stay With Me' and Petty's 'I Won't Back Down.'

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Jerod Harris / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Tom Petty Awarded Cowriting Credit for Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’

One of 2014's biggest hit singles just put some extra money in Tom Petty's pocket.

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Warner Bros.

Kid Rock Name-Checks Tom Petty on New ‘First Kiss’ Single

Kid Rock says his upcoming album digs deeper into country music.

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