Articles tagged tom petty

Reveling in Abandon: The Triumph of Tom Petty

Tom Petty was a democratizing mix of Southern rusticism and California cool, a split that made him the most relatable special-burnout rock figure for every gravel-road kid in America with an FM radio.

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Life Lessons from a Hardcore Pettyhead

I’ve been neck-deep in the philosophy of Tom Petty, my spiritual gangster, for years now and here are the things he taught me.

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3 Oct 2017 // 8:26 AM

Tom Petty: The Soundtrack of our Lives

Tom Petty's unique, tuneful brand of heartland rock was a vital part of many rock fans' lifelong playlists.

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3 Oct 2017 // 7:51 AM

Why Tom Petty Still Matters: Top 20 Songs

With Tom Petty's passing, we're revisiting Petty's top 20 songs in remembrance of the rock legend.

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Conquer Climate Change in Berkeley

When Petty & the Heartbreakers hit the stage, they’re accompanied by the electric vibe that comes with being a classic rock band on their 40th anniversary tour.

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The Traveling Wilburys: The Traveling Wilburys Collection

The fact that the Traveling Wilburys even happened is what will be remembered most about the group, less so the songs they wrote together.

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Tom Petty and His Old Rock Group Mudcrutch Re-form for Another Album and Tour

If a filmmaker were to tell the story of Florida rock group Mudcrutch, it would go something like this: Rock ‘n’ roll-loving teenagers form a

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The Waiting Was the Hardest Part: Warren Zanes on Rock Icon Tom Petty

Tom Petty biographer and respected musician Warren Zanes speaks on heroin headlines, playlist gems, and playing the long game in rock music.

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‘Petty: The Biography’ Is the Weakest of Warren Zanes’ Work

Warren Zanes utilizes half his talent in this biography, and delivers weak Tom Petty tea to starving masses of fans.

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Tom Petty and George Harrison Were Two Sides of the Same Bicentennial Coin

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Thirty Three & 1/3, and self-destruction in the Spirit of '76.

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28 Jun 2013 // 5:00 AM

Examining a New Music Festival: Firefly 2013

With the glut of music festivals this summer, how does relative newcomer Firefly fare?

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Celebrating 68 years of George Harrison

Dubbed “the quiet one”, George Harrison contributed some of the Beatles best work and continued on to an impressive solo career. He died far too soon, but the world still has a lifetime of his work to admire and enjoy.

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14 May 2010 // 5:20 AM

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Mojo (new album / stream / video)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Mojo (Reprise) Releasing: 15 June Tom Petty releases his first album with the Heartbreakers since 2002’s The Last DJ. The veteran

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are one of those bands that continues to release greatness with age. Their latest issuance: an anthology of live performances

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream

Initially available only as an exclusive Best Buy box set, Peter Bogdanovich's four-hour documentary on the making of an American rock 'n' roll institution is re-released in a two-disc edition, available anywhere.

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The Traveling Wilburys: The Traveling Wilburys Collection

The Traveling Wilburys were always the stuff of myth -- of unlikely beginnings and heroes and, yes, even transcending death through creation. Thankfully, with their work back on the shelves, they will do just that.

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24 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Tom Petty: Highway Companion

"Ankle Deep" conjures up a pretty lively harmonic resemblance to Steve Goodman's "You Never Even Called Me By My Name", which, in the context of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' biting of "Dani Califonia", turns this sentence quickly into a fun game of Six Degrees of Tom Petty.

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

        Tom Petty: Wildflowers

It was the summer of 1995. The setting: Rancho Cucamonga, California, home to inordinate amounts of collected smog and several quality Carl’s Jr. and Del

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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