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Tom Petty Recalls 1987 House Fire In New Song

Rocker Tom Petty relived his 1987 house fire while writing new song All You Can Carry and insists he's grateful nobody close to him was killed in the blaze.An arsonist set fire to the American...

Eric Clapton Honouring Late Pal J.j. Cale With New Tribute Album

Rocker Eric Clapton has recruited pals Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and John Mayer for tracks on a new tribute album to honour late singer/songwriter J.J. Cale.The Wonderful Tonight hitmaker has arranged for an all-star line-up...

Neil Young's Pono Player Raises $6.2 Million, But Will We Buy It?

Neil Young was only looking for $800,000 to launch his new Pono Player, but his Kickstarter goal was obliterated in less than 24 hours this week, pulling in $6.2 million. Young's music player - which...

Tom Petty To Be Honoured With Ascap's Founders Award

Veteran rocker Tom Petty will receive the prestigious Founders title at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' (Ascap) Pop Music Awards next month (Apr14).The legendary musician will be celebrated for his outstanding career...

Neil Young Calls On Big Name Pals To Help Him Launch Pono Campaign

Rock legend Neil Young has teamed up with Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and Tom Petty to launch a Kickstarter.com campaign to raise funds for his new digital music service and player Pono.Springsteen, Vedder, Petty, David...

Stars Remember Rock Royalty Jj Cale: Social Media Explodes After Songwriter's Death

The legendary singer/songwriter JJ Cale passed away in a California hospital on Friday (26 July) after suffering a heart attack at his nearby home, leaving behind a legacy that wont soon be forgotten. The Grammy-winning...

Legendary Singer/songwriter Jj Cale Dies, Aged 74

The legendary artist JJ Cale passed away on Friday 26 July, an announcement made on his official website stated earlier this week. The man behind the Tulsa Sound, which blended blues, rockabilly, and country music...

Tom Petty Offers Fans Full Refund For Shortened Show

Tom Petty fans who attended a concert on Saturday (08Jun13) which was shut down by Los Angeles fire marshalls are to be given a full refund.Safety chiefs declared the Fonda Theater show was over capacity...

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Gig Shut Down By Fire Chiefs

Fire officials shut down a concert by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers in Los Angeles on Saturday (08Jun13) due to overcrowding.The American Girl hitmakers were nearly 90 minutes into their set at the Fonda Theatre...

Despite Stevie Wonder, Hip-hop Will Rule At Hangout Festival, Gulf Shores

The Hangout Musical Festival returns to Gulf Shores, Alabama, this weekend with a pretty varied line-up including Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon and Tom Petty as well as a number of notable hip-hop acts. Though...

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tour To Hit Intimate Venues

The Tom Perry & The Heartbreakers tour is on! The American rock band are set to travel the U.S in the summer, mixing their tour up with a few festivals on their way.“We are happy...

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

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...

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

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...

Sir Paul Mccartney & Tom Petty To Headline Bonnaroo Festival

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,...

The Stones Roses To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2013

The Stones Roses will headline the Isle of Wight Festival next year. The 'I Wanna Be Adored' rockers - made up of Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni - will take to the...

Ke$ha Performs With Johnny Depp At Petty Fest

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,...

Stars Line Up For 2012 Petty Fest

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...

Tom Petty Selling Beloved Sports Car For Charity

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...

Tom Petty Thrilled Song Was Showcased At Democratic National Convention

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....

Will Rihanna Sit Next To Drake At Mtv Vmas?

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...

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

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...

Feeder Open 'Isle Of Wight Festival' To Empty Field

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...

Isle Of Wight Festival Organiser Confirms Ticket Refunds

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...

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

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...

Steve Winwood Joins Tom Petty Onstage In London

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...

Tom Petty In Pain From Old Hand Injury

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...

Heartbreak Spared As Tom Petty's Guitar Thief Is Caught

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...

Tom Petty Guitars Recovered By Police

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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