In my series of interviews about the fortieth anniversary of the making of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ breakthrough third album Damn the Torpedoes, a modern day thriller complete with intrigue, heroes, villains, intimidation, brawling, and courtroom drama, the Gainseville Gator revealed the personal battles that Tom and the Heartbreakers had to fight just so […]
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Maybe I chose this terrific version of Bob Dylan‘s “Rainy Day Women #12 and #35“, performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at a homecoming Gainesville FL concert in November 1993, after last night watching Tom being interviewed by Dylan’s son, Jakob, in the Laurel Canyon folk rock-doc Echo in the Canyon. Or maybe it’s […]
Listen to the late great Tom Petty put the Heartbreakers through their paces on an almost cinematic live arrangement of “Even the Losers“, originally on Damn the Torpedoes, here from February 1997 at the San Francisco Fillmore.- Redbeard
Next week we will share Redbeard’s exclusive interviews from thirty years ago when Tom Petty was holed up in Mike Campbell‘s garage making what would come to be known as Full Moon Fever . Enjoy this live romp with the Heartbreakers on “Free Fallin’ ” from the band’s residency at the Fillmore in San Francisco in […]
With the studio version originally on the Tom Petty solo album Full Moon Fever, which we will honor here on its 30th anniversary in two weeks, note how Florida natives the late 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 […]
The Cars “Heartbeat City” interview In the Studio with the late Ric Ocasek & Greg Hawkes.
Without sacrificing any of the hard rock cred that they had so tenaciously fought for, Seattle sisters Ann Wilson and kickin’ guitarist Nancy Wilson showed considerable growth and songwriting confidence forty years ago ( 10/7 ) on Dog and Butterfly containing “Straight On,”Cook With Fire“, and the ambitious “Mistral Wind“. It’s ladies choice here from […]
Thirty years ago In the Studio were Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart 9-26-88 for the real rock fairytale of “Dramboat Annie”.
When entities outside of the rock world try to define it, I usually hold my breath and cover my eyes, but in 2008 the folks at Time- Life did a pretty impressive job collecting hard rock genre-defining classics from Deep Purple, Whitesnake, KISS, Bad Company, Heart, Judas Priest, Boston, Ted Nugent, and many more […]
Five years ago this week a remarkable musical event transpired as singing superstar Sir Rod Stewart blew minds, kisses, and a few monitor speakers with the ill-timed mic drop by surprising everybody by packing his big thirteen-piece band onto the intimate stage of Los Angeles legendary Sunset Strip nightclub The Troubadour. Here’s a simply charming […]