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Petty To Be Honoured As Hometown Hero

Rockers TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS are to be honoured with the key to the city of their native Gainesville, Florida when they go home for a sold-out show tomorrow (21SEP06). September 21 will be...

The Shins Ask Fans For Help

Rockers THE SHINS are appealing to fans to help them shoot their next video. The OH, INVERTED WORLD stars have asked every member of the audience who attends their concert at Austin City Limits Music...

Petty Adds More Miles To The Final Highway

TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS have extended dates on what is being touted as the group's last tour. Petty announced earlier this year (06) that he was considering turning his back on touring after completing...

Petty Refused To Play Hudson's Song

TOM PETTY fears he upset KATE HUDSON when her estranged husband's band THE BLACK CROWES supported him on a US tour last year (05) - because he refused to play her favourite tune live. Hudson...

Petty Swears To Quit Driving After 'Ufo' Scare

Rocker TOM PETTY has promised his worried wife he won't get back behind the wheel of his car after making a spectacle of himself by literally crashing ADAM SANDLER's wedding. The RUNNING DOWN A DREAM...

Dismissed Destiny's Child Star Tops Us Album Chart

Former DESTINY'S CHILD star LeTOYA LUCKETT is celebrating today (02AUG06) after topping the US album charts six years after she was kicked out of BEYONCE KNOWLES' all-girl group. The R+B star's LeTOYA album toppled hits...

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"It's one of the most depressing songs in rock history... I was in a rough place when I did that record. I had some long periods of severe depression." TOM PETTY gets down about his...

Petty Reconsiders Tour Quitting Comments

Rocker TOM PETTY is having second thoughts about his plans to retire from touring after selling out a string of farewell concerts and receiving glowing reviews for his latest album. In a Rolling Stone interview...

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"I think it's odd that RICK RUBIN produced both records and never noticed it when my gardener did. I won't sue, but I wouldn't mind if they cut me in for a piece." TOM PETTY...

Petty: 'My Wife Saved Me From Depression'

Rocker TOM PETTY credits his wife DANA YORK for pulling him out of a terrible depression and saving his career. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker struggled to come to terms with the deaths of pal GEORGE...

Petty: 'Blair Saved The Heartbreakers'

TOM PETTY credits bass player RON BLAIR for keeping his band THE HEARTBREAKERS together after the heroin overdose death of bandmate HOWIE EPSTEIN in 2003. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker was on the verge of disbanding...

Petty Signs Off In Arizona

LATEST: TOM PETTY will bid farewell to life on the road in Arizona after adding the final dates to his last US concert tour as the leader of THE HEARTBREAKERS. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker shocked...

Termites Invade Petty's Studio

Rock star TOM PETTY has been forced out of his home studio - by termites. The FREE FALLIN' singer has closed down the studio in Malibu, California, after the place became infested by bugs. He...

Epstein Death Made Petty Rethink Touring Lifestyle

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...

Petty Exhibition Opens At Rock Hall Of Fame

Rocker TOM PETTY has opened his closet for a special showcase at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Representatives from the museum visited Petty's ranch in Malibu, California in...

Petty: 'No More Interviews'

Rocker TOM PETTY is making 2006 a year for lasts after announcing a recent chat with US rock magazine Rolling Stone will be his final interview. The FREE FALLIN' singer announced his summer (06) tour...

Petty Plans To Reform First Band

Rock legend TOM PETTY is hoping to reform the country rock act he started his career with for a one-off album. The SOUTHERN ACCENTS hitmaker fronted MUDCRUTCH at the beginning of his career, before finding...

Petty Turns Blind Eye To Chili Peppers 'Plagiarism'

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...

Surprises In Store At Bonnaroo

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...

Bonnaroo Sell Out Makes Tennessee Festival World's Best

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...

Petty Considers Chili Peppers Lawsuit

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...

Nicks Joins Petty For Last Tour

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...

Radio Dj Accuses Chili Peppers Of Plagiarism

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...

Petty Cancels Tickets To Tackle Touts

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...

Petty Goes It Alone Again

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...

Is It The End Of The Line For Petty?

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...

Petty's Stagefright

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...

Petty Enthused By Rockumentary

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...

Petty Threatens To Stop Touring

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...

Petty To Feature In Bogdanovich Rockumentary

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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