Tom Petty Had an Improbable but Lasting MTV-Era Impact
When MTV launched, the music industry’s concept of artist promotion completely changed. How would Tom Petty's defiantly gimmick-free, rugged Americana fit in?
15 Years Ago: Tom Petty Takes on the Music Industry on ‘The Last DJ’
When they first heard Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 'The Last DJ,' fans, critics and even casual listeners largely came away with the impression that Petty was bitter.
Tom Petty Never Abandoned His Values, Or His Band, Over a Remarkable Career
Even as Tom Petty's career branched out, the Heartbreakers always remained a touchstone.
Tom Petty Confirmed Dead: Daughter and Family Spokesman
Tom Petty died at age 66, following a day spent fighting to overcome an apparent heart attack.
Tom Petty Reportedly Found Unconscious in Cardiac Arrest
Tom Petty was reportedly found unconscious in full cardiac arrest last night.