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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…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes 40th 10-28

The album cover wasn't red, it was crimson. And it wasn't just a guitar which bandleader Tom Petty was holding in that cover shot, it was a gorgeous sunburst Rickenbacker, made legendary in rock'n'roll on seminal Beatles and Byrds songs by…

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

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

Stevie Nicks Gets Historic Recognition at Rock Hall of Fame

... 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.
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Traveling Wilburys 30th Anniversary- the late George Harrison, the late Tom Petty

Each night on the sold out Jeff Lynne/ ELO concert tour, one of the biggest crowd roars comes when Lynne performs a song from his "other band", the Traveling Wilburys, and flashes brief melancholy glimpses of the time thirty years ago when rock's ultimate Dream Team convened at a barbeque attended by Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan, with Roy Orbison soon to follow.

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…

Redbeard Rocks the Solar Eclipse! Soundtrack

Redbeard rocks the solar eclipse with this custom playlist!