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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...

Unlucky 13th And Out For King Of The Hill

The cartoon series which featured regulars like BRITTANY MURPHY, KATHY NAJIMY and TOM PETTY has been scrapped after 13 series. King of The Hill will end after the 13 episodes of the 13th series air...

Petty Is Top Tour

Rising gas prices and recession fears in the U.S. didn't upset TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS' tour - the veteran rockers beat THE POLICE and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND to top the touring charts in North...

Glen Campbell 'Goes Rock'

Glen Campbell has announced he is to release an album of cover versions, with some choices perhaps not readily associated with the country legend.Meet Glen Campbell is to hit stores in the US on August...

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Petty Refuses To Pay $480 Vomit Bill

TOM PETTY is always wary of returning to fabled Los Angeles venue the Troubadour because he still hasn't paid a $480 (GBP240) bill he owes bosses from the 1970's. Back at the intimate Santa Monica...

Petty's Mudcrutch Hope To Rock On

TOM PETTY's reunited first group MUDCRUTCH are determined to rock on if fans like what they hear. Petty formed the act in his native Florida with pals Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh before he made...

Petty's Mudcrutch To Play Live

TOM PETTY's original rock band, MUDCRUTCH, will mark its comeback with a series of California shows, ending with a four-night run at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. The Free Fallin' rocker formed the group in...

Petty Hit Tops Drinking Songs Poll

TOM PETTY's FREE FALLIN' has topped a new St. Patrick's Day (17Mar08) poll of top drinking songs. The track beat Guns N' Roses' Paradise City and Piano Man by Billy Joel in a RollingStone.com readers...

Thompson Recuperates From Car Accident With Petty

LATEST: VAMPIRE WEEKEND drummer CHRIS THOMPSON is recovering from a head injury sustained after he was hit by a car with the help of veteran rocker TOM PETTY. The U.S. star was involved in a...

Super Bowl Nabs Giant Ratings -- But No Record

The New York Giants' stunning upset defeat of the New England Patriots averaged a 46.4 rating and a 67 share in the Nielsen overnights between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Sunday. The Fox telecast recorded...

Super Bowl Inspires Petty To Tour Again

Legendary rockers TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS are to follow up their Super Bowl appearance with a major summer (08) tour - 18 months after Petty hinted he'd never tour again. The American Girl stars,...

Eagles Turned Down Super Bowl Offer

TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS were the second choice to perform at the Super Bowl next year (08) - the EAGLES were approached to play the half-time show and turned organisers down. According to music...

Petty Records New Album In Two Weeks

Rocker TOM PETTY has recorded a new album with his first band MUDCRUTCH in just two weeks. The American Girl singer was encouraged to reform the group after reviewing his career for acclaimed new documentary...

Petty To Play At The Superbowl

TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS will follow the likes of SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, U2, THE ROLLING STONES and JANET JACKSON when they perform during half-time at the Super Bowl in February (08). The American Girl...

Petty And Heartbreakers To Headline Super Bowl Halftime

Fifty-seven-year-old Tom Petty has been selected to perform during the halftime period at the Super Bowl on February 3, Fox announced Sunday. The selection of Petty was viewed by analysts as another effort by the...

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