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Tom Petty in ‘The Postman’ – Musician Movie Cameos

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What rock star could survive the apocalypse? Tom Petty, of course. In the Kevin Costner 1997 box office dud 'The Postman,' Petty appears as the mayor of Bridge City, who apparently was someone famous in another life. This was what passed for humor in this highly criticized bomb.

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Benmont Tench – September 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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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

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Ron Blair – September 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bassist Ron Blair turns 64 on Sept. 16. He joined the Heartbreakers in 1976, and played on their first four albums, through the early successes of 'American Girl' and 'Breakdown.'

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Tom Petty, John Fogerty + Mick Fleetwood Featured in Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ Trailer

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One of Los Angeles' most famous studios is the subject of a documentary directed and produced by Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters. 'Sound City' will tell the distinguished history of the studio with some help from some classic rockers who made some of their most famous works there.

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Eddie Vedder Joins Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for Two Songs in Amsterdam

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Tom Petty and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder have been following each other around Europe, so they decided to team up on Sunday night in Amsterdam. After headlining separate sets at the isle of Wight Festival, the pair ended up on the same stage and sang two Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hits together.

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Tom Petty Plays First U.K. Festival Headlining Gig at Isle of Wight

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It's been quite the week for Tom Petty, who has been taking advantage of the opportunities provided in the U.K. After teaming with Steve Winwood in London earlier last week, Petty played his first ever U.K. festival headlining gig at the Isle of Wight Festival on Friday.

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Steve Winwood Joins Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Onstage In London

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There's nothing better at a concert than hearing the lead singer say something like, "We'd like to bring out a special guest to help us out tonight." You can feel the excitement in the venue as the crowd tries to figure out who will appear from the wings, knowing that you're getting something special and unique.

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Tom Petty’s ‘You Got Lucky’ Covered by the Gaslight Anthem

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Let's say you're listening to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1982 hit, 'You Got Lucky.' Great song, you're thinking, but those synthesizers don't sound as cool now as they did 30 years ago. Well, if that's how you feel, you're in luck. The Gaslight Anthem have released a cover of the song as a B-side to their new single, '45.'

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Tom Petty to Reveal More U.S. Tour Dates Soon?

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Mark Bowman

Bummed out that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' all-too-brief 2012 spring concert tour didn't stop by your hometown? Well, according to a new video message from Gainesville, Fla.'s favorite rock star, you (and we) might get a second chance very soon. 

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Amare Stoudemire’s Smashed Hand Recalls 1984 Tom Petty Incident

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If there's one rocker who can relate to how Amare Stoudemire feels right about now, it's Tom Petty. The basketball star injured himself by smashing his hand against a glass door holding a fire extinguisher in frustration following a playoff loss Monday night (April 30), echoing a similar incident from Petty's past.

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