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40 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release Their Debut Album

If you know anything about rock bands, you know the story about how most groups come to make their first album.

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Rock Rewind: Stevie Nicks Almost Joins Tom Petty’s Band [Video]

Had it happened, the consequences would have changed two of rocks major acts - permanently.

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Watch Kevin Bacon Perform the ‘Lost First Draft’ of Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin” on ‘The Tonight Show’

With "First Drafts of Rock" bit on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon offered up a comically inept "lost" early version of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'."

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Tom Petty Hopes to Present Expanded ‘Wildflowers’ on Future Tour

If Tom Petty can finally nail down a long-planned reissue of 'Wildflowers,' he wants to play an expanded version of the 1995 solo project in concert in 2017.

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Tom Petty Wrote ‘Free Fallin” to ‘Amuse’ Jeff Lynne

The chord progression Tom Petty came up with for "Free Fallin'" is simple enough that pretty much anyone can play it.

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Tom Petty Recalls Prince’s Hall of Fame Guitar Solo: ‘You Could Feel the Electricity’

Tom Petty and others recalled the night Prince torched the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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Tom Petty Was Addicted to Heroin in the ’90s, Claims New Book

A new book about Tom Petty claims that the artist was addicted to heroin in the '90s.

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Tom Petty Says His Use of Confederate Flag Onstage Was ‘Downright Stupid’

Florida native Tom Petty now thinks differently about a mid-'80s decision to display the Confederate flag during his 'Southern Accents' tour.

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Tom Petty Planning New Mudcrutch Album

Now that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have finished touring behind their Hypnotic Eye LP, he's just about ready to get back to the studio — with his other band.

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Tom Petty Releases Lost Song From ‘Wildflowers’ Era, Announces New Album

Tom Petty has just released "Somewhere Under Heaven," co-written with Mike Campbell for 1994's Wildflowers but left unheard until now.

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How Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Barely Held It Together on ‘Echo’

When Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announced an April 13, 1999, release for their 10th studio LP, Echo, expectations were understandably high.

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Tom Petty, U2, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Neil Young Fall on Grammy Night

The Grammy Awards are hailed as "music's biggest night," but it proved to be a big disappointment for classic-rock artists, instead.

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