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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 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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Petty Considers Chili Peppers Lawsuit

1st June 2006

TOM PETTY is reportedly considering suing RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS over allegations they plagiarised one of his songs. The band have been accused of lifting key aspects of their latest single DANI CALIFORNIA from Petty's...

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Nicks Joins Petty For Last Tour

26th May 2006

STEVIE NICKS has signed on to join old pal TOM PETTY on the road for what is billed as the grizzled rocker's last tour. The FLEETWOOD MAC star, who scored a huge hit with Petty...

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Radio Dj Accuses Chili Peppers Of Plagiarism

24th May 2006

American radio DJ DAN GAFFNEY has accused RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS of plagiarising one of TOM PETTY's hits. Gaffney, from WGMD in Delaware, and his producer JARED MORRIS alleged last week (17MAY06) that the band's...

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Petty Cancels Tickets To Tackle Touts

10th May 2006

US rocker TOM PETTY has cancelled almost 500 concert tickets issued to fan club members, after they were resold for a higher price online. The REFUGEE hitmaker's management and Ticketmaster took the decision because they...

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Petty Goes It Alone Again

8th April 2006

Rocker TOM PETTY has gone solo again on his new album and plans to wow fans with his drumming skills. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker has ditched his longtime backing band THE HEARTBREAKERS again to work...

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Is It The End Of The Line For Petty?

8th April 2006

TOM PETTY's 30th anniversary tour this summer (06) could be the rocker's last major outing - because he fears he hasn't got the energy for big treks anymore. The summer dates in North America come...

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Petty's Stagefright

22nd March 2006

Music legend TOM PETTY gets so nervous before gigs he loses the ability to speak. Despite a career spanning 30 years, the AMERICAN GIRL singer suffers from crippling stagefright. He explains, "I'm really nervous before...

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Petty Enthused By Rockumentary

21st March 2006

LATEST: Rocker TOM PETTY can't wait for fans to see the documentary PETER BOGDANOVICH is shooting of him and his band on tour. THE LAST PICTURE SHOW director is following TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS...

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Petty Threatens To Stop Touring

21st March 2006

Rock legend TOM PETTY has hinted his tour career could soon come to an end, because he is tiring of life on the road. The 55-year-old, whose band TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS is celebrating...

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Petty To Feature In Bogdanovich Rockumentary

21st March 2006

TOM PETTY is the latest rocker to feature in an on-the-road documentary, thanks to revered movie-maker PETER BOGDANOVICH. THE LAST PICTURE SHOW director will follow Petty and his band as they tour America with PEARL...

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Downloading Upsets Tyler

14th March 2006

AEROSMITH star STEVEN TYLER is bitter about Internet downloading because his back catalogue is suddenly worthless. The rocker insists he and his peers suffer every time a fan downloads their back catalogue - because they...

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Fascinating Fact 682

17th December 2005

Rocker TOM PETTY's satellite radio show, TOM PETTY'S BURIED TREASURE, has been picked up for a second season. The FREE FALLING singer's XM Satellite Radio show will air weekly from 19 December (05)....

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50 Cent And Green Day Dominate Billboard Awards

7th December 2005

Hip-hop star 50 CENT and punk rockers GREEN DAY dominated the 2005 Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas, Nevada, yesterday (06DEC05) - they both picked up six awards. The CANDY SHOP rapper, who...

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Petty: 'I Will Never Overcharge Fans'

2nd December 2005

TOM PETTY refuses to charge high ticket prices for his concerts, as he fears the move would prevent hard-up fans from seeing him more than once. The rock legend is aware he could be...

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Petty Still Devastated By Harrison's Death

2nd December 2005

Veteran rocker TOM PETTY is still unable to think about the death of former BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON - as it "ripped his heart out" when he passed away. Petty, who worked with Harrison in...

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The Things They Say 736

1st December 2005

"It's our band, you know. We started it from nothing and we own it, and I want people to trust it. It's not for sale." TOM PETTY explains why he will never let the music...

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Stars Line-up For Extravagant Bat Mitzvah Party

29th November 2005

50 CENT, TOM PETTY, STEVIE NICKS and members of AEROSMITH and THE EAGLES joined forces to create one of the year's greatest live line-ups at the weekend (26-27NOV05), when they played a private Bat Mitzvah...

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Kanye To Be Honoured By Billboard

18th November 2005

Rapper KANYE WEST is set to receive one of music trade paper Billboard's biggest honours when he's presented with the Artist Achievement Award at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. West will pick up his...

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Petty Gets Top Billboard Honour

13th October 2005

Rocker TOM PETTY is to be honoured with the prestigious Billboard Century Award in December (05), 13 years after he presented GEORGE HARRISON with the first one. The award, Billboard's highest honour for creative...

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Tom Petty Thanks Crowe On New Soundtrack

28th August 2005

Rocker TOM PETTY has served up two brand new songs for movie maker CAMERON CROWE as a thank you for his early interest in TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS. The soundtrack of Crowe's new...

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Crowe Gives New Bands A Boost On Film Soundtrack

26th August 2005

Film-maker and music lover CAMERON CROWE is using the soundtrack for his latest film to highlight the talents of artists he discovered while making the project. The ALMOST FAMOUS director has included tracks by...

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Petty Learns Indian Plight From Cherokee Grandmother

23rd August 2005

TOM PETTY has great empathy for Native Americans who struggle to forget their Indian roots because his grandmother endured a life of oppression because of her Cherokee blood. The FREE FALLIN' rocker recalls his...

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Petty On The Hunt For Answers To Family Mystery

23rd August 2005

Rocker TOM PETTY is still keen to uncover a family mystery because he thinks his grandfather was on the run after killing a man. The AMERICAN GIRL singer claims a huge part of his...

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Petty's New Found Fame

2nd August 2005

Rock veteran TOM PETTY is thrilled to find he's a sex symbol at the age of 54 after discovering a new young fanbase. The AMERICAN GIRL star encourages new fans by deliberately keeping ticket...

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Williams: 'I'm Up There With Dylan'

22nd July 2005

US country star LUCINDA WILLIAMS associates herself with legends including BOB DYLAN and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, because she believes her talents are as good as the "great writers" of music. Many stars still revere the...

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Petty Reveals All In New Book

29th June 2005

Rocker TOM PETTY is revealing everything in a new tell-all - the first book the reclusive star has authorised. The LEARNING TO FLY hitmaker sat down with writer PAUL ZOLLO to chat about his...

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