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Oldies Invade Album Chart

18th June 2007

While the youngsters are concentrating on next weekend's Glastonbury festival, ageing rockers have launched a backhand coup on the album chart top ten.Supergroup The Traveling Wilburys are straight in at number one this week.The band,...

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Fascinating Fact 3303

27th May 2007

Rockers POISON have recorded a version of TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS hit I NEED TO KNOW for an upcoming album of classic rock covers....

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Nicks Pays Tribute To Petty On Tour

21st May 2007

STEVIE NICKS paid tribute to pal TOM PETTY at a concert in Los Angeles last night (20May07) when she spotted the rocker in the audience. The Fleetwood MAC singer ripped into a version of Petty's...

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Petty Set For Major Book Tribute

10th May 2007

TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS are to be the subject of a new coffee table book. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: An American Odyssey will feature more than 200 rare photographs, Petty's recollections and anecdotes...

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The Things They Say 3841

18th January 2007

"I can never have a gun in my house. I'd just start shooting. Not at people, but I'd go out and kill a tree." Veteran American rocker TOM PETTY explains why he doesn't own a...

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Petty Won't Back Down

3rd January 2007

Rocker TOM PETTY has reversed his decision to quit touring after proclaiming 2006 to be one of his most rewarding years on the road. The FREE FALLIN' singer hinted at retirement in a Rolling Stone...

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Welcome To The Jungle Tops Los Angeles Songs Poll

11th December 2006

GUNS N' ROSES' WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE has topped a new poll to find the greatest song about Los Angeles. The 1987 hit beat NWA's STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON and THE EAGLES' NEW KID IN TOWN...

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Petty Banned From Keeping Guns

24th November 2006

Rocker TOM PETTY is banned from keeping guns after he was caught going "mad" and shooting at trees. The mellow star used to use his weapons to relieve stress, until they were taken away by...

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Fascinating Fact 2230

11th October 2006

Country superstar KEITH URBAN joined SHERYL CROW on stage at the Starwood Ampitheatre in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday (08OCT06). The pair played Crow's IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY and the TOM PETTY/STEVIE NICKS duet STOP...

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Petty + Lynne Stage Wilburys Tribute At The Hollywood Bowl

27th September 2006

TOM PETTY staged a semi-reunion of supergroup THE TRAVELING WILBURYS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last night (26SEP06) when he invited British rocker JEFF LYNNE to join him. The LEARNING TO FLY...

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Petty + Lynne Stage Wilburys Tribute At The Hollywood Bowl

27th September 2006

TOM PETTY staged a semi-reunion of supergroup THE TRAVELING WILBURYS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last night (26SEP06) when he invited British rocker JEFF LYNNE to join him. The LEARNING TO FLY...

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Petty To Be Honoured As Hometown Hero

20th September 2006

Rockers TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS are to be honoured with the key to the city of their native Gainesville, Florida when they go home for a sold-out show tomorrow (21SEP06). September 21 will be...

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Petty Adds More Miles To The Final Highway

6th September 2006

TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS have extended dates on what is being touted as the group's last tour. Petty announced earlier this year (06) that he was considering turning his back on touring after completing...

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Petty Refused To Play Hudson's Song

19th August 2006

TOM PETTY fears he upset KATE HUDSON when her estranged husband's band THE BLACK CROWES supported him on a US tour last year (05) - because he refused to play her favourite tune live. Hudson...

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Petty Swears To Quit Driving After 'Ufo' Scare

18th August 2006

Rocker TOM PETTY has promised his worried wife he won't get back behind the wheel of his car after making a spectacle of himself by literally crashing ADAM SANDLER's wedding. The RUNNING DOWN A DREAM...

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Dismissed Destiny's Child Star Tops Us Album Chart

2nd August 2006

Former DESTINY'S CHILD star LeTOYA LUCKETT is celebrating today (02AUG06) after topping the US album charts six years after she was kicked out of BEYONCE KNOWLES' all-girl group. The R+B star's LeTOYA album toppled hits...

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The Things They Say 2534

26th July 2006

"It's one of the most depressing songs in rock history... I was in a rough place when I did that record. I had some long periods of severe depression." TOM PETTY gets down about his...

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The Things They Say 2523

25th July 2006

"I think it's odd that RICK RUBIN produced both records and never noticed it when my gardener did. I won't sue, but I wouldn't mind if they cut me in for a piece." TOM PETTY...

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Petty Reconsiders Tour Quitting Comments

25th July 2006

Rocker TOM PETTY is having second thoughts about his plans to retire from touring after selling out a string of farewell concerts and receiving glowing reviews for his latest album. In a Rolling Stone interview...

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Petty: 'My Wife Saved Me From Depression'

25th July 2006

Rocker TOM PETTY credits his wife DANA YORK for pulling him out of a terrible depression and saving his career. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker struggled to come to terms with the deaths of pal GEORGE...

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Petty: 'Blair Saved The Heartbreakers'

9th July 2006

TOM PETTY credits bass player RON BLAIR for keeping his band THE HEARTBREAKERS together after the heroin overdose death of bandmate HOWIE EPSTEIN in 2003. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker was on the verge of disbanding...

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Petty Signs Off In Arizona

8th July 2006

LATEST: TOM PETTY will bid farewell to life on the road in Arizona after adding the final dates to his last US concert tour as the leader of THE HEARTBREAKERS. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker shocked...

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Termites Invade Petty's Studio

7th July 2006

Rock star TOM PETTY has been forced out of his home studio - by termites. The FREE FALLIN' singer has closed down the studio in Malibu, California, after the place became infested by bugs. He...

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Petty: 'No More Interviews'

4th July 2006

Rocker TOM PETTY is making 2006 a year for lasts after announcing a recent chat with US rock magazine Rolling Stone will be his final interview. The FREE FALLIN' singer announced his summer (06) tour...

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Epstein Death Made Petty Rethink Touring Lifestyle

4th July 2006

The death of HOWIE EPSTEIN prompted former bandmate TOM PETTY to make his current US tour his last - as he was tired of wasting his life on the road. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker spent...

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Petty Plans To Reform First Band

4th July 2006

Rock legend TOM PETTY is hoping to reform the country rock act he started his career with for a one-off album. The SOUTHERN ACCENTS hitmaker fronted MUDCRUTCH at the beginning of his career, before finding...

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Petty Exhibition Opens At Rock Hall Of Fame

4th July 2006

Rocker TOM PETTY has opened his closet for a special showcase at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Representatives from the museum visited Petty's ranch in Malibu, California in...

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Petty Turns Blind Eye To Chili Peppers 'Plagiarism'

29th June 2006

LATEST: Rocker TOM PETTY has vowed to turn a blind eye to allegations the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS plagiarised one of his songs. The band stood accused of lifting key aspects of their latest single...

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Surprises In Store At Bonnaroo

19th June 2006

The fifth Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival in Tennessee, the world's most successful festival, was all about surprises this weekend (15-18JUN06) as TOM PETTY, BRIGHT EYES and former GRATEFUL DEAD star PHIL LESH served up...

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Bonnaroo Sell Out Makes Tennessee Festival World's Best

12th June 2006

US rock show BONNAROO has become the world's top-grossing festival after selling out in record time. The three-day event, which takes place in Tennessee this weekend (16-18JUN06), failed to sell out in 2005 and promoters...

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