Tom Petty

Benmont Tench of the Heartbreakers (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Interview: Benmont Tench Talks Solo Album, Dylan, ‘Free Fallin’ and ‘Wildflowers’

“I’m pretty shy and I’m not seeking the spotlight,” he tells Radio.com. “I like having a big grand piano to hide behind when I’m playing with the Heartbreakers.”

02/26/2014

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Jake Owen Jumping Into The Petty-Country Verbal Brawl

We probably wouldn’t be so concerned with the ongoing Tom Petty comments saga, but the fact that we share the building with KMPS, means we’re getting double the dose. Today we were greeted with the news that country singer Jake Owen is the latest “artist” to take issue with Petty’s comments (from what had to have been two weeks ago).

08/19/2013

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Tom Petty To Write Country Songs? Chris Stapleton Says He’ll Help

Petty recently called current country music “bad rock with a fiddle.” Country songwriting vet Stapleton challenges the rock superstar to ‘put [his] money where [his] mouth is in a tangible way.’

08/12/2013

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Poll: Is Tom Petty Right Or Wrong About ‘Country Music?’

Thanks to our pals down the hall, KMPS, we learned that Tom Petty, a JACK Seattle mainstay, has some issues with country music — in fact, the genre has irritated him so much he used a four-letter word in a long explanation about why he doesn’t care for country nowadays.

08/07/2013

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Tom Petty Fans Blame Venue For Show Cut Short, Band Confirms Ticket Refunds

Tom Petty fans were heartbroken when his Saturday (June 8) concert in Los Angeles came to an abrupt end mid-set. But in a statement on Wednesday (June 12), Petty assured attendees that they will receive a full refund for […]

06/12/2013

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Petty, Browne, Fogerty & Henley Pay Tribute To Randy Newman At Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

The 2013 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony kicked off with Randy Newman sitting by himself at a piano, singing the first few verses of his hit “I Love L.A.”  It was an appropriate choice, as the […]

04/19/2013

Dave Grohl & Paul McCartney together at the 12-12-12 Concert. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Dave Grohl’s Classic Rock Credentials

Considering he gets to hang with his idols all day, Dave Grohl has a pretty cool life. Most recently, he’s been playing shows with his Sound City Players, featuring Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Cheap Trick‘s Rick Nielsen and Rick Springfield. His documentary, Sound City, features […]

03/14/2013

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers To Tour, Release New Album In 2014

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have already announced a number of festival dates this summer, including Tennessee’s Bonnaroo, Alabama’s Hangout Festand Delaware’s Firefly Festival, but there’s more to come. Petty and co. just revealed that […]

02/28/2013

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Bonnaroo 2013: Tom Petty,Billy Idol, ZZ Top, Mumford & Sons

Music festival season is heating up for classic rock fans. It was announced today (February 19) that Sir Paul McCartney and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will headline Bonnaroo this June. While Macca hasn’t headlined […]

02/19/2013

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Tom Petty, Kings of Leon: Headlining Hangout Fest

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have announced their first live appearance since last summer’s string of dates: He’ll headline the fourth annual Hangout Fest. Held on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores, Alabama, the […]

02/15/2013

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