tom petty and the heartbreakers

Straight Into Darkness: Tom Petty as Rock Mystic (Excerpt)

Straight Into Darkness: Tom Petty as Rock Mystic (Excerpt)

Happy 40th anniversary to Tom Petty’s Long After Dark album, an underrated manual for creatives in existential crisis. Enjoy this excerpt from Straight Into Darkness: Tom Petty as Rock Mystic.

Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers Bio ‘Somewhere You Feel Free’ Feels Constrained

Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers Bio ‘Somewhere You Feel Free’ Feels Constrained

This recent Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers biography sticks to the objective facts so closely, and the telling is so firmly chronological, that the author tends to miss the forest for the trees.

The 20 Best Tom Petty Songs

The 20 Best Tom Petty Songs

With today's release of Tom Petty's Wildflowers & All the Rest (Deluxe Edition), we're revisiting Petty's 20 best songs.

The Chefs Serve Up a Wordless, Rockin’ Good Time on ‘Heated & Treated’

The Chefs Serve Up a Wordless, Rockin’ Good Time on ‘Heated & Treated’

As the Chefs, a former Georgia Satellite and a former Heartbreaker cook up a full platter of the tasty instrumentals on Heated & Treated.

Tom Petty: An American Treasure

Tom Petty: An American Treasure

Tom Petty's An American Treasure is a total win. Its showcase of b-sides, leftovers, outtakes, and live performances keeps a tight focus on the fact that Petty left this world plenty of excellent material.

Life Lessons from a Hardcore Pettyhead

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.
Tom Petty: The Soundtrack of our Lives

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

‘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.

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

The Year In Music: June 2010

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers