Tom Petty, John Fogerty and Jackson Browne joined Randy Newman onstage last night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The four veteran rockers, who all live in Los Angeles, opened the show at the city's Nokia Theater with a version of Newman's 1983 song 'I Love L.A.'
The music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be celebrated with live shows in the very near future. Petty Fest, part of the popular Best Fests series that has taken place over the past 10 years, will bring together members of a generation of musicians who grew up listening to Petty's extensive hit-filled catalog.
It’s been quite the week for Tom Petty, who has been taking advantage of the opportunities provided in the U.K. After teaming with Steve Winwood in London earlier last week, Petty played his first ever U.K. festival headlining gig at the Isle of Wight Festival on Friday.
If there’s one rocker who can relate to how Amare Stoudemire feels right about now, it’s Tom Petty. The basketball star injured himself by smashing his hand against a glass door holding a fire extinguisher in frustration following a playoff loss Monday night (April 30), echoing a similar incident from Petty’s past.
In recent years, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, or simply, JazzFest, has grown beyond its roots as the nation’s premier showcase for the city’s unique contributions to American music. While it still features plenty of jazz, blues, Cajun, soul, gospel and funk, the festival now brings in some of the biggest names in classic rock as headliners. The first weekend saw the Beach Boys, Tom
Finally, some good news in the world of classic rock. Five guitars belonging to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were recovered Tuesday (April 17). The instruments had been reported missing since Friday, when they were taken from the Culver City, Calif. soundstage where the band was rehearsing for its upcoming tour, which begins Wednesday night in Broomfield, Colo.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are so elated to have hit the one million-fans mark on their Facebook page that they’re giving away 28 pairs of concert tickets! The giveaway takes place over the next seven days and you can enter here.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the Eagles are among the artists that have signed on to headline the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which is set for April 27 through May 6 at the Fair Grounds Race Course in the Crescent City.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have been relatively quiet since releasing ‘Mojo’ last year, but they’ll break their silence in honor of Record Store Day’s Black Friday on November 25.
Petty and the band are planning to release a live vinyl LP to mark the occasion, offering fans a chance to hear new versions of classic tracks, cuts from ‘Mojo,’ and a concert performance of the rare B-side ‘Sweet W