Tom Petty

Tom Petty To Be Conferred Honorary Doctor Of Music By The University Of Florida Tomorrow

By admin | May 3, 2023

“the ways in which his music has and continues to unite us as a community.”

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – October 1985 (Volume 17, Number 5)

By Steve Crawford | March 25, 2023

accidental historical relevance

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)

By Steve Crawford | February 5, 2023

the final issue edited by Susan Whitall

A.I. Reimagines Famous Rock Stars As Toddlers

By Alyson Camus | January 14, 2023

baby Elvis has to be the cutest ever

I Hope Elton John Knows What He Is Doing

By Alyson Camus | November 10, 2021

a marathon consisting of about 135 dates

Critically Acclaimed Documentary ‘Tom Petty Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making Of Wildflowers’ Debuts In Theaters Worldwide October 20

By admin | October 3, 2021

a unique look into the creative mastery and turbulent personal life

Silverlake Celebrated Biden-Harris’ Victory All Day-Long

By Alyson Camus | November 8, 2020

we all live in a bubble and mine was truly happy yesterday

A Virtual Music Festival To Celebrate Tom Petty’s 70th Birthday

By Alyson Camus | October 22, 2020

a full afternoon and evening of Tom Petty

Trump Has Failed To Get The Approval Of Any Pop Or Rock Star For The Use Of Music

By Alyson Camus | September 5, 2020

Name an iconic song and you have an illegal use of a song

Tom Petty’s Wildflowers & All The Rest due Oct 16 + “Wildflowers (Home Recording)” video premieres

By admin | August 20, 2020

in many ways changed Tom’s creative life

Press Releases From June 2020: Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | June 28, 2020

The Petty Family has released Tom’s 8 track demo of his classic song

Tom Petty box set An American Treasure out now on Reprise Records

By admin | September 30, 2018

The album tracks are expertly chosen, just undersung enough to magnify their greatness…


By admin | August 23, 2018

The video was created using fan-submitted personal photos


By admin | July 11, 2018

An American Treasure—a career-spanning Tom Petty box set

Why Aren’t People More Outraged By Tom Petty’s Autopsy Results?

By Alyson Camus | January 25, 2018

he never should have been allowed to perform with a broken hip for 53 dates!

The Most Famous Artists I Got The Chance To Photograph In 2017

By Alyson Camus | December 28, 2017

a feeling of privilege strongly associated with a photo pass

My Top Ten Concerts Of 2017

By Alyson Camus | December 20, 2017

Certainly the best concert I have attended this year

Tom Petty’s Fifteen Greatest Songs

By Steve Crawford | October 7, 2017

The best three minutes and twenty two seconds of his life and sometimes of mine

Tom Petty: The Music Still Exists

By Roger Arnold | October 5, 2017

I connect with the music

rock nyc remembers Tom Petty: His 2013 Greatest Concert, Music For The Operating Table, And the 40th Anniversary Show

By admin | October 3, 2017

Holy hell -Petty did us like that.

These Days: Sunday, June 18th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | June 18, 2017

He should be in prison


By Alyson Camus | June 18, 2017

opening for the Black Lips

Petty: The Biography, Warren Zanes – Book Review

By Steve Crawford | January 21, 2016

The majority of the book alternates between a discussion of Petty’s career, issues within the band, and Petty’s personal life

Tom Petty Releases A Curious Statement After Sam Smith Settlement

By Alyson Camus | January 31, 2015

Many people have for example noticed the similarities between the Jayhawks’ ‘Waiting For The Sun’ and Tom Petty’s ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’…. And knowing that the Jayhawks song was first and that the band opened for Petty at the time…The Jayhawks never said anything to my knowledge

Sam Smith To Pay Out Royalties To Tom Petty For His Song ‘Stay With Me’

By Alyson Camus | January 27, 2015

‘Of the four phrases, three are virtually identical. The pitches are the same; the rhythms are the same; the chords are pretty much the same, with Petty’s D subbed out for Smith’s C Even the structure of the lyrics is similar — the songs’ titles both arrive on the same notes in the first full bar and are repeated in the last phrase.’

Musician Kasey Anderson Charged With Fraud After Fake Project Involving Springsteen & Lady Gaga

By Alyson Camus | July 29, 2014

“I lied to myself and others, and believing those lies, I told myself consistently that whatever was going on with me … I could fix it on my own. I convinced myself that it was normal. I am a deeply flawed and mentally ill person who made some terrible choices, causing so much emotional and financial damage to others. But I believe I have much to offer my community.’

10 Songs: Saturday, July 26th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 26, 2014

Come Get It Babe – Pharrell – The live version off the Spring Session from Webster Hall and it sounds very good indeed, saving the track from deep album obscurity plus the “heys” now sound like a Williams tic but a good tic (it is all over “Blurred Lines” as well) and the track isn’t hip hop -not even the production, it is funk – A-

Direct Currents Up Coming Releases

By Iman Lababedi | June 28, 2014

A new Sia is always good news, a new Manic Street Preachers we’ve been waiting for all year, Clapton taking on the late JJ Cale, Tom Petty hopefully in Southern accents style, Van Dyke Parks (not on Spotify no doubt),. The second week in September is killer: Robert Plant, Loudon Wainwright III, Ryan Adams and Karen O.

The A+ List – 1977

By Steve Crawford | June 25, 2014

“Alison,” Elvis Costello. Declan MacManus delivered a debut album that couldn’t be ignored; pairing pub rock licks with punk rock attitude and the wordplay/songwriting skills of a learned veteran, not a rookie that had just quit his day job. On “Alison,” he stumbles across an old flame that is drowning in unsalvageable sorrow

Direct Currents Summer Releases

By Iman Lababedi | June 14, 2014

Here comes summer, school is out on happy days and the wild world of music is coming your ways so… what are we looking forward to here? I didn’t care less about Jenny Lewis but after her terrific turn at Governors Ball, I am wondering if this will be a biggie for her. Sinead O’Connor –because, well, because she is an enormously consistent recording artist, and Spider Bags who released the best album of 2012

Tom Petty Songs for the Operating Room

By Paula Iwamoto-Schaap | March 1, 2014

This was the first time I’d heard of the music starting before the patient (meaning me) was knocked out. “The playlist today is courtesy of the doctor,” one of the nurses told me cheerfully.

Marathons , Mid-life and Music Oh My …

By Margaret Mullen | November 5, 2013

In 2009, guaranteed entry because the three consecutive years I did not get a number through the lottery. Trained with music and ran the last six miles (typically the hardest for me) with music which definitely brought me to the finish line.

Best Concerts Through September 30th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2013

This is the sort of meeting of a subculture defined by so many failed attempts to reunite in a moment and also extened the moment into the present. The moment was the Lower east Side in the late 1970s, and the extension was musical and triumphant.