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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...

By on 31 July 2008

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...

Petty Reforms Mudcrutch For New Album

Veteran rocker TOM PETTY has finished recording a reunion album with his pre-fame band MUDCRUTCH. Petty disbanded the group, who only released a few singles, in the mid-1970s to form Tom Petty + The Heartbreakers...

Petty Bassist Gobbled Hash In Germany

TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS risked deportation form Germany before a TV performance when bass player RON BLAIR tried to smuggle a block of marijuana into the country. The group had stocked up on hash...

Nicks: 'I Would Have Quit Fleetwood Mac For Petty'

Singer STEVIE NICKS has stunned FLEETWOOD MAC fans by revealing she would have quit the supergroup at the height of its success if TOM PETTY had asked her to join his band THE HEARTBREAKERS. Nicks,...

Four-hour Documentary Costs Petty A Cinema Run

TOM PETTY has lost out on becoming a big screen documentary star in America - because a new film about his life and career is too long for cinemas. Moviemaker Peter Bogdanovich's movie, Runnin' Down...

Mccartney And Renee Dine In New York

Sir Paul McCartney and Hollywood actress Renee Zellweger have been spotted sharing a romantic dinner date in New York.The former Beatle and the Bridget Jones star met at the restaurant of the plush American Hotel...

By on 03 September 2007

Oldies Invade Album Chart

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,...

By on 18 June 2007

Nicks Pays Tribute To Petty On Tour

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...

Petty Set For Major Book Tribute

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...

Petty Won't Back Down

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...

Welcome To The Jungle Tops Los Angeles Songs Poll

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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