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Jerod Harris, Getty Images

Tom Petty Says His Use of Confederate Flag Onstage Was ‘Downright Stupid’

Florida native Tom Petty now thinks differently about a mid-'80s decision to display the Confederate flag during his 'Southern Accents' tour.

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Mary Ellen Matthews
Mary Ellen Matthews

That Time Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Rediscovered Their Roots on ‘Mojo’

There was never any arguing Tom Petty's status as one of the world's biggest rock stars as the '90s wore into the aughts, but he did seem to be suffering from a certain creative drift.

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Jerod Harris, Getty Images

Tom Petty Planning New Mudcrutch Album

Now that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have finished touring behind their Hypnotic Eye LP, he's just about ready to get back to the studio — with his other band.

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YouTube

Tom Petty Releases Lost Song From ‘Wildflowers’ Era, Announces New Album

Tom Petty has just released "Somewhere Under Heaven," co-written with Mike Campbell for 1994's Wildflowers but left unheard until now.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

The Story of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Second Album, ‘You’re Gonna Get It!’

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 'You’re Gonna Get It!' was released on May 2, 1978.

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Tom Petty, 'Full Moon Fever'
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How Tom Petty Traded Intensity for Happiness on ‘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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That Time Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Succumbed 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.

How Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Barely Held It Together on ‘Echo’

When Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announced an April 13, 1999, release for their 10th studio LP, Echo, expectations were understandably high.

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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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