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Fleetwood Mac Bucks Lindsey Off the Tour

Rolling Stone magazine is reporting that Fleetwood Mac has fired singer/ guitarist/ songwriter Lindsey Buckingham over disagreements arising from their upcoming tour. Buckingham is such a huge contributor to the supergroup's sound since 1975…

Tom Petty- Into the Great Wide Open

"It's very hard living your life as we have in tour buses and airplanes for all of this time. “ The topics Tom Petty broached were indeed "wide open": war as a foreign policy; security in an uncertain world; gun violence; greed, both individually…

Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever

Prior to this conversation, the last time I had interviewed Tom Petty had been in Dallas in the Fall 1987 when he and the Heartbreakers had toured supporting Bob Dylan. Petty had his first wife and daughters with him on the tour because they…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes

Tom Petty reveals the personal battles he and the Heartbreakers had to fight just so that we could enjoy one of the most important rock albums of the last forty years. Prior to this conversation, the last time I had interviewed Tom Petty had…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- American Girl- San Francisco 1997

This is more or less where it all started for those of us who missed Tom Petty's formative years in Mudcrutch in the clubs around Gainesville FL . It is a miracle that "American Girl" on the 1977 debut Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   over…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Mary Jane's Last Dance- San Francisco 2-97

Here is a rare recorded concert performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers doing the one-off "Mary Jane's Last Dance" which did not quite make the 1991 album Into the Great Wide Open  and instead was a surprise hit on their Greatest Hits…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- You Wreck Me- San Francisco 2/6/97

Tom Petty tore a page from the Buddy Holly school of minimalism with three simple descending chords and a red hot live band, the Heartbreakers, during the impressive Fillmore residency in San Francisco the first week of February 1997. [jwplayer…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Gloria- San Francisco 2-6-97

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were among the best working bands on the planet even before they did twenty nights at San Francisco's Fillmore early in 1997, and this not-to-be-missed performance of Van Morrison's "Gloria" certainly doesn't…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Don't Bring Me Down-Boston 1978

When Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers only had two albums of material from which to draw for their club sets ( which often meant several sets a night), the band would reach down at just the right time and throw a change up cover song such as…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- I Won't Back Down- San Francisco 2-6-97

Originally on the Tom Petty solo album, Full Moon Fever,  note how Florida native Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers stood their ground with a six-string rather than a six-shooter with a different take on "I Won't Back Down" from San Francisco's…