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Tom Petty Gone 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. I think when I turned 40 I kinda did, as most people do, get a little reflective about 'Where have we been? And where are we going?' And you do kind of realize that ,' Gee, twenty more and I'm outta here !' "- Tom Petty, 1991

Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever

I swear I heard my heart break  when informed that Tom Petty died of cardiac arrest in his Malibu CA home. Tom was only 66. Prior to this conversation, the last time I had interviewed Tom Petty had been in Dallas in the Fall 1987 when he…
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A Real Heartbreaker: Tom Petty Passes Away

This interview is presented in tribute to Tom Petty, who left us abruptly just days after completing a triumphant fortieth anniversary tour with his band The Heartbreakers, concluding with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl.

Redbeard Rocks the Solar Eclipse! Soundtrack

Redbeard rocks the solar eclipse with this custom playlist!

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-American Girl 40th Anniversary

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 1976 debut Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   over…

Echoes In the Studio pt3-Alice Cooper,Ozzy Osbourne,Bob Weir,Eric Clapton,Tom Petty,Robert Plant

In memoriam pt 3: Echoes In the Studio, the voices of & tributes to fallen classic rockers.

Stevie Nicks-Bella Donna

... long before she became a star as a solo performer; before she and her musical partner( then lover) Lindsey Buckingham helped to transform the British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, Stephanie Lynn Nicks was living a real- life version of the Glass Menagerie.

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

Tom Petty is my guest to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Into the Great Wide Open, so 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…
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Traveling Wilburys- Vol 1- the late George Harrison and Tom Petty

Much portrayed as "the moody one" during his Beatles years, in actual fact George Harrison had an impish sense of humor. "Silly, really", he told me, " Really silly." So it is completely imaginable that George ( a former executive producer of…