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Madonna Super Bowl Slot Stirs Controversy

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...

Madonna Confirmed To Perform Super Bowl Half-time Show

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...

Lenny Kravitz Impressed Family With Simpsons

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' -...

Tom Petty To Release Live Album For Latest Record Store Day Event

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are set to release a seven-track live album exclusive to select U.S. retailers next month (Nov11) as part of America's Back To Black Friday Record Store Day event.The limited edition,...

Tom Petty To Play Benefit For Struggling Radio Station

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are to play their only concert of 2011 to benefit a struggling college radio station.The rockers will perform Cal State University in Northridge, California on 29 October (11) will all...

Bob Dylan And Bryan Adams File Papers For Song Copyrights

Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams and Tom Petty have filed legal papers with America's Copyright Office in a bid to gain control of the rights to their music.From 2013, artists in the U.S. will be able...

Tom Petty Bans Bachmann From Using 'American Girl'

Tom Petty, the multi-award winning singer-songwriter, has banned 'Tea Party' politician Michele Bachmann from using his track 'American Girl' at her rallies, reports Rolling Stone. Tom Petty was said be incensed at the Minnesota congresswoman's...

Michele Bachmann Defies Tom Petty's American Girl Request

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is ignoring rocker Tom Petty's plea for her to drop his American Girl hit as her rally anthem.The singer/songwriter's management team sent Bachmann's campaign bosses a cease and desist letter...

Tom Petty Upset With 'American Girl' Michele Bachmann

Rocker Tom Petty has demanded Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann stop using his hit American Girl at campaign rallies - because he doesn't agree with her politics.Republican Bachmann announced her official bid to run against President...

Tom Petty Receives Golden Heart Prize

Rocker Tom Petty was honoured with an award at a star-studded gala in California on Monday (09May11) in recognition of his charity work for the homeless.The Free Fallin' hitmaker and his wife Dana were handed...

Tom Petty Invites Fans To Radio Broadcast And Recalls His Hard-up Days

Rocker Tom Petty staged a special live version of his satellite radio show for fans on Thursday (14Apr11) when he chatted and played his favourite music in a Hollywood studio.The singer/songwriter returned to EastWest Studios,...

Mick Jagger Working With Dave Stewart

Sir Mick Jagger is reportedly working on a new album with Eurythmics' Dave Stewart.The Rolling Stones frontman is said to be working on his first material since his main bands' last studio album, 'A Bigger...

Petty And The Heartbreakers Celebrate Record Store Day With Coloured Vinyl

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers are releasing their first two albums on coloured vinyl to celebrate Record Store Day 2011.Limited edition remastered copies of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and You're Gonna Get It! are...

Will.i.am Stunned By Super Bowl Offer

BLACK EYED PEAS star will.i.am still can't believe his group have been picked to perform at the 2011 Super Bowl after a long list of legends like TOM PETTY, PAUL MCCARTNEY, THE WHO and BRUCE...

Stars Show Up For Petty Fest

NORAH JONES and EVAN DANDO teamed up to celebrate TOM PETTY's 60th birthday at the 2010 Petty Fest event in New York on Thursday night (28Oct10).Petty turned 60 earlier this month (20Oct10) and that made...

Petty Pays Tribute To Late Bandmate Epstein In New Song

Rocker TOM PETTY wrote new song RUNNING MAN'S BIBLE during a flood of emotions about former bandmate HOWIE EPSTEIN's death.The Heartbreakers leader has often struggled with Epstein's 2003 drug-related death, admitting the bass player's narcotics...

Petty Considers Rock Band

Rocker TOM PETTY is considering adding his name to a new Rock Band video game - but he'll never allow his music to be used in commercials.The I Won't Back Down hitmaker admits he's on...

Petty Uses 'Electric Cigarette' Device To Quit Smoking

Rocker TOM PETTY is using desperate measures in a bid to kick his smoking habit.The Free Fallin' hitmaker has been puffing away for much of his life and now he's determined to quit, so he...

Petty Postpones 10 Shows

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS have postponed the first 10 dates on their upcoming tour so they can better promote their new album.The American Girl rockers were scheduled to kickstart the summer shows in North...

Petty's Hippie Hair Made Him Second-class Citizen In Florida

Rocker TOM PETTY can understand what African-Americans had to put up with as they struggled for equality - because he was treated like an outcast for refusing to cut his hair.The American Girl hitmaker was...

Petty Opens Up About Violent Dad

TOM PETTY still has nightmares about his violent upbringing and thinks his father thought the rocker was gay.The Free Fallin' singer's dad could never understand his son's love of the arts - and dearly wanted...

Harrison Dreamed Of Wilburys Ship Tour

Late rocker GEORGE HARRISON once dreamed up a high seas adventure for supergroup the TRAVELING WILBURYS - but it was too much of a risk to get TOM PETTY, BOB DYLAN, ROY ORBISON and the...

Harrison Too Humble To Front The Heartbreakers

Late BEATLES star GEORGE HARRISON almost landed TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS as his backing band but was too reluctant to play the frontman for a world tour.After performing with Bob Dylan on the Temples...

Petty's American Girl Tops Independence Day Anthem Poll

TOM PETTY's AMERICAN GIRL has topped a new online poll of U.S. anthems.To celebrate Independence Day on Saturday (04Jul09), editors at Rolling Stone magazine invited readers to vote for their top patriotic songs - and...

Ringo Starr Makes Up Fab Three

Ringo Starr is set to join Sir Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan to record new tracks over the summer. The ex-Beatles drummer - real name Richard Starkey - is keen to join his former Fab...

Bob Dylan's Mccartney Summer Duet

Bob Dylan and Sir Paul McCartney will work together this summer.The 'Blowin' in the Wind' singer recently said he would be "excited" to collaborate with the former Beatles star, and after Paul also indicated his...

Thornton To Dj: 'Don't Call Me An Actor'

Singer/actor BILLY BOB THORNTON left a U.S. radio host baffled on Wednesday morning (08Apr09) when he demanded the DJ treat him "like TOM PETTY" - and not refer to his Hollywood career. Angelina Jolie's ex-husband made...

Pink Stuns Club Crowd With Tribute Show

PINK stunned music fans at Los Angeles nightspot the Key Club on Monday night (17Nov08) when she took to the stage to belt out a cover of TOM PETTY's FREE FALLIN' with the house tribute...

Memories Come Flooding Back For Petty

TOM PETTY credits MUDCRUTCH bandmate TOM LEADON for helping him claw back lost memories from the 60s. The rocker had feared that age had robbed him of recollections from the beginning of his music career...

Petty Champions Bogdanovich For Grammy Honour

Rocker TOM PETTY is urging Grammy Award voters to consider PETER BOGDANOVICH's RUNNING DOWN A DREAM movie for a big prize next year (09) - because he feels the filmmaker did a great job of...

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