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DNC 2012 Soundtrack: Springsteen, James Taylor, Tom Petty & More

As President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention came to a thunderous close in Charlotte last night, viewers heard the triumphant sounds of an anthemic artist tailor-made for the occasion: Mr. Bruce Springsteen.

09/07/2012

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Why Was Tom Petty At The VMAs?

The pop music spectacle known as the MTV Video Music Awards took place last night, and it was chock-full of – surprise – pop stars! However, there was one music superstar attendee who inspired a bit of head-scratching: Tom Petty.

09/07/2012

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Labor Day Road Trip: 10 Classic Driving Songs

It’s the ironically-named Labor Day weekend where, if you’re lucky, you have three days off. As you hit the highway for summer’s big finale, you’ll need a playlist for the holiday road trip. Get those motors revving, we’ve got a Labor Day playlist of ten classic songs for the long drive ahead.

08/31/2012

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Tom Petty Plays Amazon Exec’s Wedding – After He Was Scammed For A Phony Petty Show

Call it a great rock and roll swindle. Amazon exec Brian Valentine had booked Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to play his wedding, or so he thought. After paying a “talent agent” $165,000 as a down payment to get Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to play his wedding, he learned that he had been defrauded.

08/10/2012

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Dave Grohl Directing Sound City Studios Documentary: Who Recorded At The Studio?

Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl announced this week that he’s been hard at work on a documentary about L.A. recording studio Sound City Studios, where he recorded Nirvana’s classic 1991 album, […]

05/04/2012

JACK’s Inside Track: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

I’d be pretty ticked-off too if someone lifted my big money guitars…on second thought, I really don’t think I can comment on that since I don’t have big money to afford such luxuries in the […]

04/24/2012

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Top Ten Songs Banned From Use In Political Campaigns

Over the years, many politicians have been guilty of using popular songs during campaign runs without first getting consent from the artist who sang it, which eventually ends in a cease and desist or in […]

01/17/2012

JACK’s Inside Track: Tom Petty

You know you’ve made it when show-biz peers throw a “Fest” in your honor, and you don’t even go…hey, Tom’s a busy man. He’s got money to count.

10/12/2011

Eagles’ Don Felder Gave Tom Petty Guitar Lessons

Before he became a member of the [lastfm]Eagles[/lastfm], [lastfm]Don Felder[/lastfm] taught guitar lessons in his hometown of Gainesville, Florida. In a recent interview with Gibson.com, Felder revealed that one of his early students was a […]

08/16/2010

Tom Petty Claims #2 Spot On Billboard 200

[lastfm]Tom Petty[/lastfm] currently holds the number two spot on the Billboard 200 with the debut of his new album, Mojo.

06/26/2010

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