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Tom Petty and Ringo Starr Play on Benmont Tench Solo Song

He’s been one of rock’s premier sidemen for nearly 40 years. Now Benmont Tench, the keyboardist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is stepping into the spotlight with his debut single, and he's brought along some old friends.

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Country Songwriter Won’t Back Down From Tom Petty

Tom Petty may credit country music with part of the Heartbreakers' signature sound, but he doesn't mean today's country music, which he recently called, among other things, “bad rock with a fiddle." Now Chris Stapleton, a country-music songwriter, has thrown down the gauntlet.  

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Tom Petty ‘Almost Done’ With New Album

After hitting the pause button on sessions for their next record to focus on their 2013 summer tour, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are back at work in the studio.

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Tom Petty’s Statement on Fire Marshal Shutting Down Show

The details are still being sorted out, but lax security appears to have been the culprit at Saturday night's (June 8) prematurely ended Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers show, which found the Los Angeles fire marshal forced to pull the plug with 45 minutes to go in the band's set list.

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Concert Shut Down by Fire Marshals

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' show last week (June 8) at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles was shut down by fire marshals as a result of overcrowding.

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Tom Petty Doesn’t Want to Be a Human Jukebox

Tom Petty is scheduled to spend much of the next month on the road with the Heartbreakers, including a multi-night stand at the Henry Ford Theatre in Los Angeles and a high-profile appearance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. But fans familiar with Petty's regular set lists may not hear all the hits they're used to.

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Tom Petty, John Fogerty and Jackson Browne Join Randy Newman at Hall of Fame Induction

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.'

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Alice Cooper, Rush, Tom Petty + More Announced for Summerfest 2013 Lineup

As if anyone really needed another reason to wish they were in Milwaukee during late June and early July, this year's Summerfest lineup looks like the classic rock party of a lifetime.

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Tom Petty Plans to Release New Album in 2013

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have just announced the dates for their 2013 summer tour, and now Petty is discussing some of the group's plans for both those live performances and an upcoming album they plan to release later this year.

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Headline Hangout Music Festival

While Tom Petty's official 2013 touring calendar is still empty, it's been confirmed he'll headline the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala. this spring. The full lineup for the festival was announced this week, with Kings of Leon named as a second headliner for the three-day festival.

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Tom Petty, ZZ Top Reportedly to Headline Bonnaroo 2013

You know what they're not going to need backstage at Bonnaroo next year? Shaving cream, because the heavily-bearded Tom Petty (and the Heartbreakers) and ZZ Top are among the acts reportedly set to headline the annual musical festival this coming June.

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Tom Petty Tribute Concerts to Take Place in New York and Los Angeles

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.

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