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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes 40th Anniversary

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,…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Rainy Day Women #12 & #35- Gainesville 11-4-93

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…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Even the Losers- San Francisco 2-6-97

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…
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Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever 30th Anniversary

So now here I sit "In the Studio" exactly thirty years later, April 20, 2019, howling at the full moon and delirious from the only fever which I never wanted to ever break. -Redbeard

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Free Fallin'- San Francisco 2-6-97

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…

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

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…

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 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…