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Bonnaroo Festival 2013 Lineup Announced: Our Top 5 Picks Beyond The Headlines

By Hayley Avron | 20th February 2013

This year’s Bonnaroo Festival takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, on June 13-16 and the lineup is boasting some pretty heavyweight talent, with the likes of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mumford & Sons and Sir...

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Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup: Paul Mccartney, Wu-tang Clan, R Kelly!?

By Michael West | 20th February 2013

The Bonnaroo 2013 lineup has been announced, with former Beatle Paul McCartney and Grammy winners Mumford & Sons topping the bill at the June event in Manchester, Tennessee. Other topline guests include veterans Tom Petty...

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Sir Paul Mccartney & Tom Petty To Headline Bonnaroo Festival

19th February 2013

Sir Paul Mccartney, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Mumford & Sons have been confirmed as headliners for this summer's (13) Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee.The eclectic line-up will also include Bjork, ZZ Top, The Lumineers,...

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Ke$ha Performs With Johnny Depp At Petty Fest

15th November 2012

Pop star Ke$Ha took to the stage to perform with Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and THE BLACK KeYS drummer Patrick Carney at a Tom Petty tribute gig in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (14Nov12).Petty Fest,...

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Stars Line Up For 2012 Petty Fest

15th October 2012

The sons of Paul Simon and Steve Earle and the BLACK KEYS star Patrick Carney will be among the stars paying tribute to the music of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at concerts in New...

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Tom Petty Selling Beloved Sports Car For Charity

12th October 2012

Veteran rocker Tom Petty is selling off his favourite sports car to raise funds for charity.The generous singer/songwriter has placed his beloved 1996 Jaguar Xjs Convertible on online auction website eBay.com and plans to hand...

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Tom Petty Thrilled Song Was Showcased At Democratic National Convention

7th September 2012

Tom Petty was delighted to hear his rock anthem I Won'T Back Down played at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday (05Sep12), insisting the honour gave him "chills".The singer/songwriter's 1989 track was blasted as U.S....

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Will Rihanna Sit Next To Drake At Mtv Vmas?

6th September 2012

Rihanna looks set to sit near Drake at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) tonight (06.09.12). The pair - who were recently romantically linked to each other - have both been placed in The Front...

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Fascinating Fact 13644

23rd June 2012

Rocker Tom Petty played his first ever U.K. festival set with his band The Heartbreakers as he closed the first day of Britain's Isle Of Wight Festival on Friday (22Jun12). Severe weather earlier in the...

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'Isle Of Wight Festival' Kicks Off Despite Rainfall Of Biblical Proportions

23rd June 2012

Festival-goers were forced to sleep in cars on gridlocked roads and in anchored boats too cautious to brave the vicious waters last night, as the Isle Of Wight Festival almost had to end before it...

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Feeder Open 'Isle Of Wight Festival' To Empty Field

22nd June 2012

Welsh rockers Feeder opened the ISLE OF WIGHT Festival on Friday (June 22, 2012), except, er, they weren't actually playing to anybody. More than 50,000 are still travelling to the festival as bad weather causes...

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Isle Of Wight Festival Organiser Confirms Ticket Refunds

22nd June 2012

It is not looking good for the Isle Of Wight Festival this weekend, with awful weather flooding the site and causing travel chaos for the tens of thousands of punters hoping to make their way...

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Choas As 'Isle Of Wight' Festival Goers Seek Food And Shelter

22nd June 2012

The Isle Of Wight Festival goers were forced to camp out in their vehicles overnight due to the extreme heavy rainfall which practically reduced the Seaclose Park venue into a muddy swamp and left several...

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Steve Winwood Joins Tom Petty Onstage In London

22nd June 2012

Steve Winwood thrilled fans at London's Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday night (20Jun12) when he joined Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers onstage for the group's second night at the fabled venue.The Traffic star, who joined...

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Tom Petty In Pain From Old Hand Injury

30th May 2012

Rock veteran Tom Petty is still suffering the effects of his famous hand injury almost 30 years later.The singer/songwriter smashed his left hand after punching a wall in frustration during a recording session in the...

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The Things They Say 25007

20th April 2012

"He was one of the greatest human beings that ever was." Tom Petty dedicates his hit The Best of Everything to the late Levon Helm at the rocker's tour debut in Colorado on Thursday night...

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Heartbreak Spared As Tom Petty's Guitar Thief Is Caught

18th April 2012

It was certainly no petty theft when the guitars of legendary rock band Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers were stolen recently from a soundstage. The instruments were taken last Thursday (April 12, 2012), reports The...

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Tom Petty Guitars Recovered By Police

18th April 2012

Five guitars stolen from Tom Petty's rehearsal space last week (ends13Apr12) have been recovered by police.The instruments belonging to Petty and his The Heartbreakers sidekick Mike Campbell were swiped as the band was preparing to...

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' Guitars Stolen

14th April 2012

Tom Petty has offered a $7,500 (£4,700) reward for information leading to the return of five guitars stolen from a soundstage in California.The instruments were taken while Petty and his band the Heartbreakers were rehearsing...

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Eddie Vedder Postpones Us Solo Tour By Six Months

7th April 2012

Pearl Jam front man and grunge legend Eddie Vedder has had to postpone his solo tour of the United States so that nerve damage he has suffered in his right hand can heal. The fifteen...

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The Voice: Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie Add Superstar Power

6th March 2012

Now that the five weeks of 'blind auditions' are over, The Voice can really get down to the serious business of finding itself a singing star. The judges have chosen their teams and on last...

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Katy Perry Donating Single Profits To Charity

16th February 2012

Katy Perry is donating proceeds from her new single to charity.The 27-year-old singer will give the profits from download sales of her current track 'Part of Me' to the MusiCares organisation, which provides financial, medical...

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Bruce Springsteen Announces Wrecking Ball Tour Dates

24th January 2012

Bruce Springsteen has announced the dates for his 2012 world tour. The Boss will be hitting the road with his E Street Band on a promotional tour that spans five months, starts in Atlanta, ends...

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Pearl Jam To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival

8th December 2011

Pearl Jam will headline the Isle of Wight festival.The 'Even Flow' group join Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty for an all American bill of headliners at the event, which runs from June 22 to 24...

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Tom Petty To Headline First Night Of Isle Of Wight

6th December 2011

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will headline the opening night of the Isle of Wight Festival in Britain next year (12).The rockers will help bookend the weekend event in June with major U.S. acts -...

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Madonna Spearheads Pop Music's Super-bowl Resurgence

6th December 2011

Madonna was this week announced as the star of next year's Super Bowl half-time show, which - as Cbs News pointed out -cements the idea that pop is fully back in fashion with the Nfl...

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Madonna Super Bowl Slot Stirs Controversy

6th December 2011

Madonna will provide half-time entertainment at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for Super Bowl Xlvi in 2012, but it seems not everyone is overawed by the high profile booking. While fans of the prolific...

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Madonna Confirmed To Perform Super Bowl Half-time Show

5th December 2011

Madonna will play the prestigious half-time show at Super Bowl Xlvi on February 5th, it's finally been confirmed after months of rumors. With previous stars including Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and U2 among...

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The Things They Say 23572

24th November 2011

"I think about it every day. We talk about it. I can't say it'll happen but I think it's very probable." Tom Petty on reforming his first band Mudcrutch.

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Lenny Kravitz Impressed Family With Simpsons

22nd October 2011

Lenny Kravitz says his guest appearance on 'The Simpsons' impresses his nieces and nephews more than his music.The rock star appeared in the animated series in 2002 episode 'How I Spent My Strummer Vacation' -...

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