Приятно,что Тому отдали верхнею строчку,тем более что тур проходил с такими сложностями.
Да, в этом году было столько "приключений", сколько не было за все последние годы вместе взятые.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 31.10.10 21:15. Заголовок: Norah Jones, Jesse M..
Norah Jones, Jesse Malin, Evan Dando and More Celebrate Tom Petty in New York
If there's one musician most rock fans can all agree on, it's Tom Petty. Thursday night at New York's Bowery Ballroom, Norah Jones, two 'Saturday Night Live' cast members, one Strokes bassist and Reeve Carney, the dude getting ready to play the lead in U2's 'Spider-Man' musical, were among the artists on hand for this year's 'Petty Fest,' a celebration of the man's 60th birthday.
The format was simple: A core sextet of house musicians, the Cabin Down Below Band, played spot-on covers of 27 Petty tunes, allowing singers to filter out individually or in small groups and indulge in some choice karaoke action. Petty's catalog is just right for boozing and wailing, and most guests were happy to do both.
Jones stayed on longer than any artist, although she was woefully underutilized on four of her six tunes. The nine-time Grammy winner first lent her voice to a trio of female background singers, then tried in vain to find her way into 'Walls' and 'It's Good to Be King,' both of which featured hometown weirdo Adam Green, formerly of the Moldy Peaches, on lead vocals.
On 'It's Time to Move On' and 'You Don't Know How It Feels' -- tunes befitting of her laidback singing style -- Jones and her short, shiny green party dress finally had the spotlight they deserved.
Other highlights included local hero Jesse Malin's characteristically energetic takes on 'American Girl' and 'I Need to Know,' Nikolai Fraiture's decidedly non-Strokes-like 'I Won't Back Down' and Fountains of Wayne guitarist Jody Porter's Who-evoking 'Love Is a Long Road.' 'SNL' chums Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis -- twinsies in plaid western shirts -- bleated out credible versions of 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around' and 'Even the Losers.'
Among the unannounced special guests were Evan Dando, whose song selection, 'A Face in the Crowd,' was a bit more impressive than his acoustic performance, and Har Mar Superstar, who presided over the can't-fail, first-class fist-pumper 'Refugee.'
The night was filled with such songs, as most artists wisely picked from Petty's 'Greatest Hits,' perhaps the best best-of in rock history. While the man himself never showed up, the evening's entire lineup took the stage for three encores, ending with the mother of all Petty sing-alongs, 'Free Fallin'.'
That tune, perhaps more than any other in the singer's catalog, offers hope for world peace. Wherever folks can listen while beating on their steering wheels, they might stop beating on one another.
Ну для нашего радиоэфира это просто прорыв,потому что такое впечатление,что Тома у нас вообще не знают.
Это точно. Разве что Миша Кузищев делал про Тома передачи на " Эхе Москвы" году в 2002.Кажется было 3 или 4 выпуска. Но это уже так давно было. У нас на Радио Рокс в Питере иногда песни передают, но часто все очень известное.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 10.11.10 12:38. Заголовок: Миша Кузищев просто ..
Миша Кузищев просто молодец,он просто наш человек,наверно именно он написал лучшие статьи про наших любимцев.
Отправлено: 10.11.10 13:18. Заголовок: Да, у Миши и про Том..
Да, у Миши и про Тома и про ELO замечательные статьи выходили.
Отправлено: 11.11.10 17:13. Заголовок: мне даже смотреть ег..
мне даже смотреть его не на чем :/ ну да ладно. в вишлист явно.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 13.11.10 10:55. Заголовок: Если это попадет в с..
Если это попадет в сеть(в чем я мало сомневаюсь),то можно будет прямо на компе посмотреть.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 13.11.10 10:58. Заголовок: Ещё одна торпедная а..
Ещё одна торпедная атака...В статье есть интересный факт,что тот самый Риккенбакер с которым Том красуется на обложке,был куплен Майком за 150$ на распродаже.
When Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers said 'Damn the Torpedoes'
The adage about what doesn't kill you makes you stronger hardly has a more powerful musical manifestation than the story behind Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 1979 album "Damn the Torpedoes."
That tale has become a central part of the mythology of rock ‘n’ roll, one that aspiring artists of any stripe might look to as a source of inspiration and reassurance in the face of the hurdles that inevitably spring up in front of those who are pursuing a grand vision.
It's a story worth revisiting, what with this week's deluxe reissue of the original album, which catapulted the group to a new level of commercial success and critical respect with its bold ambition and fearless musical execution. The album reissue follows the recent release on DVD and Blu-ray disc of a new "Classic Albums" documentary about what went on behind the scenes between the release of the group's 1977 sophomore album "You’re Gonna Get It" and the arrival more than two years later of "Torpedoes," which yielded the hits "Refugee," "Here Comes My Girl" and the band's first top-10 single, "Don't Do Me Like That." They make excellent companion pieces, the home video edition of the documentary containing an additional 42 minutes of material not included in the August airing of a 56-minute cut on VH1.
Along with new and vintage interview and performance footage of Petty, guitarist Mike Campbell, keyboardist Benmont Tench, bassist Ron Blair and drummer Stan Lynch, director Matthew Longfellow gets album producer turned often-elusive industry titan Jimmy Iovine on camera for his typically colorful insights. At one point, Iovine recalls telling Petty they had enough songs for the record. "It was the last time I ever said that to a band," Iovine says with a laugh. They also get engineer Shelley Yakus to elaborate on his perspective about what made "Torpedoes" successful on so many levels.
The creative process of songwriting and recording became inextricably tied up in the band's fight with MCA Records when the company bought the ABC Records label, parent of Shelter Records, which had signed and released Petty's first two albums. As the battle for control raged between a giant corporation and a band of rock ‘n’ roll brothers who'd driven across country from Gainesville, Fla., in hopes of making records, it became a classic David-versus-Goliath tale.
Petty didn't want their music -- to them, their lifeblood -- treated like just another company asset, and the wily strategies they used to outmaneuver MCA's high-priced Century City lawyers showed them to be as smart as they were passionate about what they were working on in the recording studio. Petty recounts ordering band members to hide the tapes at the end of each recording session and not tell him where they were, so he could honestly go into court if necessary and testify that he didn't know their location.
Ultimately, as noted in the film, "MCA blinked," and Petty and the band won their freedom, which allowed them to sign with Danny Bramson’s new MCA-affiliated Backstreet Records and put them out with an executive and a label that shared their commitment to the project, not simply the financial bottom line.
Musically inclined viewers should revel in what are effectively tutorials from Petty, Campbell and Tench about how they created what became the Heartbreakers' signature sound. Guitarheads will love -- or cringe at -- Campbell's story of how he came to own the iconic Rickenbacker guitar Petty holds on the album cover -- he paid $150 for it from an Anaheim musician he found through a Recycler ad. Recording studio enthusiasts also should relish the light that Iovine and Yakus offer on the technical aspects of making the album. Petty, like Neil Young and some other audiophile-minded rockers, is a big fan of the Blu-ray disc's ability to capture many more nuances of recorded music than can a CD, much less sonically watered down mp3s.
Any Petty fans with a Blu-ray player owe it to themselves to hear the album as close to the way the Heartbreakers heard it in the studio three decades ago. (In the Blu-ray version, the "Classic Albums" documentary also benefits from heightened video and audio quality.) But both the Blu-ray and CD versions of the album serve up nine bonus tracks, including one, "Nowhere," that even Petty had given up for lost decades ago. The Blu-ray adds videos of "Here Comes My Girl" and "Refugee."
In conjunction with other studio tracks left off "Damn the Torpedoes," such as "Surrender," "Casa Dega" and "It's Rainin' Again," and live or alternative versions of several of the songs that did make the cut, the bonus material fleshes out the picture of just how strong one American band became through its just-less-than killer struggles.
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Tom Petty (L) and Dana York attend a game between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Я так понимаю, он только на концерты другую обувь надевает.
Отправлено: 16.11.10 13:31. Заголовок: Tom Petty Damn the T..
Tom Petty Damn the Torpedoes (Deluxe Edition)
By Paula Carino on November 15th, 2010
Rating: 4 звезды
Although he was famously irked by being mis-tagged as “new wave,” Tom Petty nevertheless created an album (his third) in 1979 that bridged old and new so seamlessly that listeners and critics from every corner of the pop-rock map were charmed. After a promising ’76 debut (that yielded the anthem “American Girl”) and an okay follow-up, Damn the Torpedoes was where Petty and his Heartbreakers truly defined their sound. Combining old-guard, Byrds-ian jangle, crystalline harmonies, and a hint of Southern-rock strut, Petty turned his nose up at AOR bombast and pretension. On now-classic cuts like “Refugee,” “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Here Comes My Girl” and “Even The Losers,” his rough-hewn vocals alternated convincingly between cockiness and vulnerability, and sounded refreshingly real.
This 2010 re-release is digitally remastered from the original tapes and sounds fantastic, reinforcing its impact as an ageless document of quality roots-pop. The extras are cool, too. The track “Nowhere”–literally lost in a box for years–is a catchy power-popper with a burrowing guitar hook that could easily have been one of the singles. The similarly affecting “Surrender”–which Petty fans will be familiar with as a frequent live selection–appears in its original studio incarnation for the first time. A leaner, less keyboard-heavy version of the flawless “Refugee,” seemingly without overdubs or backing vocals, brings the song’s power–and Petty’s desperate vocal–into sharp focus. Two versions of “Case Dega” (the B-side of “Don’t Do Me Like That”) underscore its quiet brilliance. The balance of the bonuses are live tracks (two originals and a cover of Eddie Cochran’s “Something Else”) that don’t add much but will please completists.
With its solid songwriting, heart-on-the-sleeve performances, Mike Campbell’s simple and stunning guitar work, and the conviction of a band just hitting its stride, few classic rock albums have aged as well as Damn The Torpedoes.
Отправлено: 16.11.10 22:08. Заголовок: Елена,Вас можно позд..
Елена,Вас можно поздравить.Вы в авторитете даже по ту сторону атлантики или северного ледовитого океана.Сегодня на оффоруме один из пользователей стал выкладывать фоты Тома,в том числе юбилейный коллаж и тут же ему указали,что неплохо бы дать ссылочку на ваш блог.
Елена,Вас можно поздравить.Вы в авторитете даже по ту сторону атлантики или северного ледовитого океана.Сегодня на оффоруме один из пользователей стал выкладывать фоты Тома,в том числе юбилейный коллаж и тут же ему указали,что неплохо бы дать ссылочку на ваш блог.
Спаисбо. Да, я видела . Ну приятно конечно, что и мы из своей глубинки можем их чем-то порадовать и удивить
Petty's rereleased album revisits career-defining moments By Bill Dean Entertainment editor
Published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 2:29 p.m.
By the start of 1980, Tom Petty was a 29-year-old Gainesville rocker pursuing the rock 'n' roll dream in the halcyon land of Los Angeles. He and his band the Heartbreakers had had some success; their self-titled debut album introduced the songs “Breakdown” and “American Girl” in 1976, and their follow-up, “You're Gonna Get It,” crept up to No. 22 on Billboard's top 200 albums chart two years later.
But it was the group's third and decisive album — the hit-filled “Damn the Torpedoes” — that announced to the world that the band had fully arrived. It hit No. 2 on Billboard, sold more than 2 million copies and contained four songs that would become kings on album-rock radio, “Here Comes My Girl,” "Event the Losers," “Don't Do Me Like That” and the ultimate kiss-off to authority, “Refugee.”
The latter song and the album itself — which has just been rereleased in a two-CD, deluxe edition with nine bonus cuts including the unreleased, studio tracks “Surrender” and “Nowhere” — became simultaneously a statement of defiance to record-company meddling and proof that young rock 'n' rollers could prevail without becoming “refugees.”
After releasing the group's first two albums, Petty found himself in an acrimonious swirl that sent him into bankruptcy and threatened to keep him in the depths of record industry servitude unless something changed. MCA had purchased the parent company of the Heartbreaker's original record label and had no intention of changing the typically unfair terms that greeted new artists at the time — essentially that they didn't own the rights to their own songs and had no creative control.
As recounted in “Runnin' Down a Dream,” the 2007 film and book chronicling the band's story, Petty faced a patronizing, defiant onslaught from high-powered, record-company attorneys, who attempted to swat him away like an annoying, rock 'n' roll gnat.
“MCA brings me to this big lawyer,” Petty said in the book version, referring to the attorney as “the big guy.” “He says ‘Let me tell you something kid. You're going to forget this whole thing. You don't have a leg to stand on here. You shut up and go make your records.'”
But that set Petty off like lighting the fuse to a bottled-up firecracker.
“Look, I will sell ------- peanuts before I give in to you,” Petty retorted. “You can break me, but you can't make records,” Petty said. “And I ain't going to buckle ... I will file for bankruptcy and take it all the way to the Supreme Court if I have to.”
The rest is musical history: Petty did file for bankruptcy — thus voiding his original contract — and won back his publishing rights and creative control.
And “Damn the Torpedoes”? It shot through the music-world stratosphere to become a career-defining work, one that still resonates decades later to fans and artist alike.
“‘Damn The Torpedoes' I think is a classic record, and will always be around,” Petty said in Paul Zollo's 2005 book, “Conversations with Tom Petty.”
“It really broke some ground as far as sound and creating a style of music. That one I'm very proud of. I always like to hear it.”
“MCA brings me to this big lawyer,” Petty said in the book version, referring to the attorney as “the big guy.” “He says ‘Let me tell you something kid. You're going to forget this whole thing. You don't have a leg to stand on here. You shut up and go make your records.'”
Отправлено: 25.11.10 14:38. Заголовок: Попалось в сети. Дат..
Попалось в сети. Даты, к сожалению нет.
Rolling Stone: Tom Petty's Playlist: The Best of the British Invasion
1. I Want to Hold Your Hand b/w I Saw Her Standing There- The Beatles, 1963
The Beatles were superior to everything. This came on the radio, and overnight everything was different. If you weren’t there, it’s hard to believe. But everything changed instantly. In “I want to Hold Your Hand,” John and Paul are singing the lead vocal in unison. It almost makes another voice-just a sonic pleasure.
2. You Really Got Me- The Kinks, 1964
I heard this song for the first time at a dance. The DJ played it really loud, and the whole room went still. Then, everyone erupted in applause-for a record. That guitar break-I’de never heard anything that wild in my life.
3. We’ve Got to Get Out of This Place-The Animals, 1964
This made made me want to run away from home. That bass riff is classic. These arrangements were tidy. Each instrument had a job to do.
4. She’s Not There-The Zombies, 1964
The piano break was over our heads at the time, but so right. Colin Blunstone’s voice was a sound I had never heard before. I thought if a zombie sang, that’s how he would sound.
5. When You Walk In the Room- The Searchers, 1964
I restrained myself from listing a bunch of their records. The 12-string guitar fascinated me, and they had great voices.
6. I’m Alive-The Hollies, 1965
Those voices were so incredible. They were the best singers, other than the Beatles, as far as singing harmony and knocking you dead.
7. I’m a Man-The Yarbirds, 1965
That break, when they go into double time, is downright psychedelic. And Jeff Beck is playing in unison with the harmonica. It’s a short record - and they still have the rave-up at the end. They got it all in.
8. Anyway You Want It- Dave Clark Five, 1964
They were badass. This song sounds like a runaway train, with that sax honking down low. That was a big step, to blow the echo out that heavy. I’d go crazy every time I heard it.
9. I Can’t Explain-The Who, 1965
What was great about Pete Townshend’e early stuff was you identified with what he was saying. And he’s using a Rickenbacker 12-string in a way no one else did. The guitar break is almost not a guitar break-he’s moving the tone switch back and forth.
10. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction-The Rolling Stones, 1965
They had so much attitude, it dripped off the plate. The riff and distortion grab you, and the lyric is so worldly. It’s hard to talk about “Satisfaction” because everyone knows it so well. But it’s a great moment in rock history. Just the phrase is worth a million bucks.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 25.11.10 15:26. Заголовок: Готов подписаться по..
Спрашивайте в обычных магазинах Лондона за 6 фунтов.
У нас даже в собянске днем с огнем не найдешь...
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 02.12.10 13:48. Заголовок: MOJO выдвинут в номи..
MOJO выдвинут в номинации лучший рок альбом на Гремми 2011.
2011 GRAMMY NOMINEES
Album of the Year "The Suburbs," Arcade Fire "Recovery," Eminem "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum "The Fame Monster," Lady Gaga "Teenage Dream," Katy Perry Song of the Year "Beg Steal or Borrow," Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs) "F*** You," Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green) "The House That Built Me," Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert) "Love the Way You Lie," Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Rihanna) "Need You Now," Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum) New artist Justin Bieber Drake Florence & The Machine Mumford & Sons Esperanza Spalding Female pop vocal performance "King of Anything," Sara Bareilles "Halo (Live)," Beyonce "Chasing Pirates," Norah Jones "Bad Romance," Lady Gaga "Teenage Dream," Katy Perry Male pop vocal performance "Haven't Met You Yet," Michael Buble "This Is It," Michael Jackson "Whataya Want From Me," Adam Lambert "Just The Way You Are," Bruno Mars "Half Of My Heart," John Mayer Pop performance by a duo or group with vocals "Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version)," "Glee" Cast "Misery," Maroon 5 "The Only Exception," Paramore "Babyfather," Sade "Hey, Soul Sister (Live)," Train Pop collaboration with vocals "Airplanes, Part II," B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams "Imagine," Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare "If It Wasn't For Bad," Elton John & Leon Russell "Telephone," Lady Gaga & Beyonce "California Gurls," Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg Pop instrumental performance "Flow," Laurie Anderson "Nessun Dorma," Jeff Beck "No Mystery," Stanley Clarke "Orchestral Intro," Gorillaz "Sleepwalk," The Brian Setzer Orchestra Pop instrumental album "Pushing the Envelope," Gerald Albright "Take Your Pick," Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto "Heart And Soul," Kenny G "Singularity," Robby Krieger "Everything Is Everything: The Music Of Donny Hathaway," Kirk Whalum Pop vocal album "My World 2.0," Justin Bieber "I Dreamed a Dream," Susan Boyle "The Fame Monster," Lady Gaga "Battle Studies," John Mayer "Teenage Dream," Katy Perry Dance recording "Rocket," Goldfrapp "In For The Kill," La Roux "Dance in the Dark," Lady Gaga "Only Girl (In The World)," Rihanna "Dancing On My Own," Robyn Electronic/dance album "These Hopeful Machines," BT "Further," The Chemical Brothers "Head First," Goldfrapp "Black Light," Groove Armada "La Roux," La Roux Traditional pop vocal album "Crazy Love," Michael Buble "The Greatest Love Songs Of All Time," Barry Manilow "Let It Be Me: Mathis In Nashville," Johnny Mathis "Fly Me to the Moon ... The Great American Songbook: Volume V," Rod Stewart "Love Is the Answer," Barbra Streisand Solo rock vocal performance "Run Back to Your Side," Eric Clapton "Crossroads," John Mayer "Helter Skelter," Paul McCartney "Silver Rider," Robert Plant "Angry World," Neil Young Rock performance by a duo or group with vocals "Ready to Start," Arcade Fire "I Put a Spell on You," Jeff Beck & Joss Stone "Tighten Up," The Black Keys "Radioactive," Kings of Leon "Resistance," Muse Hard rock performance "A Looking in View," Alice in Chains "Let Me Hear You Scream," Ozzy Osbourne "Black Rain," Soundgarden "Between the Lines," Stone Temple Pilots "New Fang," Them Crooked Vultures Metal performance "El Dorado," Iron Maiden "Let the Guilt Go," Korn "In Your Words," Lamb of God "Sudden Death," Megadeth "World Painted Blood," Slayer Rock instrumental performance "Hammerhead," Jeff Beck "Black Mud," The Black Keys "Do the Murray," Los Lobos "Kundalini Bonfire," Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds "The Deathless Horsie," Dweezil Zappa Rock song "Angry World," Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young) "Little Lion Man," Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons) "Radioactive," Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings of Leon) "Resistance," Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse) "Tighten Up," Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys) Rock album "Emotion & Commotion," Jeff Beck "The Resistance," Muse "Backspacer," Pearl Jam "Mojo," Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Le Noise," Neil Young
Будем ждать 12 февраля 2011, Voldar. Приятно, конечно, но для меня "Грэмми" не авторитет. Все их попытки угодить всем, раздутые номинации, не_меньше_дюжины_граммофонов_в_одни_руки и пр. Выиграет Томушка и компания - отлично. Нет - ну и ладно.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 03.12.10 10:47. Заголовок: На мой взгляд ,Гремм..
На мой взгляд ,Гремми,как и Оскар все ругают,но одновременно все хотят заполучить,а шансы среди претендентов вроде неплохие.Я все альбомы - номинанты слушал,MOJO посильнее будет.
Отправлено: 03.12.10 14:28. Заголовок: Хотя на мой взгляд, ..
Хотя на мой взгляд, у Тома есть альбомы не хуже, а может даже и получше Mojo, Грэмми он по любому давно заслужил, хотя бы за заслуги перед Отечеством. Музыкальные.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 06.12.10 12:21. Заголовок: Картинка с фермы из ..
Картинка с фермы из Ролинг Стоун,где Том объявил о своих 10 любимых песнях.
Отправлено: 08.12.10 18:01. Заголовок: Rolling Stone's ..
Rolling Stone's Best Singles of 2010
29. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "The Trip to Pirate's Cove"
1. Kanye West feat. Pusha T, "Runaway" 2. Cee Lo Green, "Fuck You" 3. Sade, "Soldier of Love" 4. Katy Perry, "Teenage Dream" 5. Arcade Fire, "We Used to Wait" 6. Mavis Staples, "You Are Not Alone" 7. Vampire Weekend, "White Sky" 8. Janelle Monбe feat. Big Boi, "Tightrope" 9. Broken Bells, "The Ghost Inside" 10. Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver, "Monster" 11. The Black Keys, "Everlasting Light" 12. Mark Ronson and the Business International feat. Q-Tip and MNDR, "Bang Bang Bang" 13. The Dead Weather, "Hustle and Cuss" 14. Big Boi feat. Cutty, "Shutterbugg" 15. Drake, "Over" 16. Cold War Kids, "Coffee Spoon" 17. LCD Soundsystem, "I Can Change" 18. Jenny and Johnny, "Scissor Runner" 19. The New Pornographers, "Your Hands (Together)" 20. Best Coast, "Boyfriend" 21. Sleigh Bells, "Infinity Guitars" 22. Rick Ross feat. Styles P, "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)" 23. Jamey Johnson, "Macon" 24. Eminem, "Not Afraid" 25. Nicki Minaj, "Did It On'em" 26. Robyn, "Dancing on My Own" 27. The National, "Bloodbuzz Ohio" 28. Band of Horses, "Laredo" 29. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "The Trip to Pirate's Cove" 30. Jakob Dylan, "Nothing but the Whole Wide World" 31. Gil Scott-Heron, "I'm New Here" 32. Die Antwoord, "Enter the Ninja" 33. Wavves, "Post Acid" 34. Gorillaz feat. Mos Def and Bobby Womack, "Stylo" 35. Massive Attack feat. Hope Sandoval, "Paradise Circus" 36. Drake feat. Nicki Minaj, "Up All Night" 37. Lloyd Banks feat. Juelz Santana, "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley" 38. Spoon, "The Mystery Zone" 39. The Gaslight Anthem, "The Diamond Church Street Choir" 40. Kanye West, "Power" 41. Junip, "In Every Direction" 42. Surfer Blood, "Floating Vibes" 43. B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars, "Nothing on You" 44. Neil Young, "Love and War" 45. The Rolling Stones, "Plundered My Soul" 46. MGMT, "Congratulations" 47. Kid Rock, "Born Free" 48. Das Racist, "hahahaha jk?" 49. Elizabeth Cook, "El Camino" 50. Ke$ha, "We R Who We R"
Похоже выйдет концертный альбом с прошедшего тура.Уже доступны для скачивания 14 треков для членов клуба Highway Companions и 8 треков посетившим любой концерт.
We are pleased to present TomPetty.com Highway Companions Club Members with 14 live tracks from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recorded during the 2010 Mojo Summer Tour. These Mojo Tour 2010 Expanded Edition Live Tracks are included as part of the membership package*.
We will be emailing each Highway Companions Club member tomorrow December 14 with a unique coupon code and instructions on how to download the songs. Keep an eye out for that email.
The Mojo Tour 2010 Expanded Edition Live Tracks are available in a choice of one of three high quality audio formats.
1) High Quality: 320K mp3 Smaller file size, plays on all mp3 players. Made from the master CD files (16 bit 44.1K).
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MOJO TOUR 2010 EXPANDED EDITION TRACK LISTING
1. Listen To Her Heart June 25, 2010 Summerfest-Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI
2. King’s Highway June 16, 2010 Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
3. You Don’t Know How It Feels July 31, 2010 Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA
4. I Won’t Back Down September 19, 2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC
5. Drivin’ Down To Georgia August 11, 2010 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
6. Breakdown August 15, 2010 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
7. Jefferson Jericho Blues August 1, 2010 Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA
8. First Flash Of Freedom August 1, 2010 Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA
9. Running Man’s Bible September 18, 2010 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, NC
10. I Should Have Known It June 16, 2010 Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
11. Good Enough July 31, 2010 Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA
12. Refugee June 12, 2010 Gorge Amphitheater, Quincy, WA
13. Runnin’ Down A Dream October 7,2010 U.S. Airways Arena, Phoenix, AZ
14. American Girl June 16, 2010 Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
*Mojo Tour 2010 Expanded Edition Live Tracks are available to Highway Companions Club members who joined the club between February 23, 2010 and February 24, 2011.
1. King's Highway June 16, 2010 Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
2. You Don't Know How It Feels July 31, 2010 Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA
3. I Won't Back Down September 19, 2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC
4. Drivin' Down To Georgia August 11, 2010 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
5. Breakdown August 15, 2010 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
6. I Should Have Known It June 16, 2010 Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
7. Good Enough July 31, 2010 Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA
8. Runnin' Down A Dream October 7, 2010 U.S. Airways Arena, Phoenix AZ
I made this clip in my studio in Venice, CA with some pals one fine day a few months ago.
For me it was a cool opportunity to collaborate with one of my favorite visual artists, the LA-based Patrick Roberts, who created all of the collage and set elements.
It was also an opportunity to support my dad's consistent output of really great music.
Thirty some odd years into living in a family that makes music I still feel so lucky and excited to be one of the first to hear a new record.
This song "Don't Pull Me Over" is a special one on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' latest blues album, Mojo.
On first listen it is sort of the "weird track" similar to the anomalies "Don't Come Around Here No More" or "You Don't Know How It Feels". It doesn't fit on the record but in a way it is the stand out moment on the record. It is the comic relief. And the first time you hear the entire record it makes a big impression.
In his reclusive way my pop did not want to do any traditional promotion for Mojo. But with some nepotism and coaxing I was allowed to produce this strange and humble offering.
So trip out and have a giggle and dig that guitar solo. I really hope you enjoy this music video for "Don't Pull Me Over".
Отправлено: 22.12.10 11:20. Заголовок: Встречал ли кто нибу..
Встречал ли кто нибудь такое?Выложено на муле,причем релизером указан один из участников нашего форума dmvitaly32
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Greatest Hits 2CD (2010)
Треклист: CD 1 01. Jefferson Jericho Blues - 3:25 02. Saving Grace - 3:49 03. Mary Jane`s Last Dance - 4:32 04. Learning To Fly - 4:03 05. Free Falling` - 4:18 06. It`s Good To Be King - 5:13 07. The Last DJ - 3:30 08. Flirting With Time - 3:15 09. Into The Great Wide Open - 3:44 10. Running Down A Dream - 4:25 11. Something In The Air - 3:19 12. All Or Nothin` - 4:10 13. I Won`t Back Down - 2:59 14. Waiting For Tonight - 3:29 15. You Wreck Me - 3:25 16. Makin` Some Noise - 3:28 17. Yer So Bad - 3:09 18. Out In The Cold - 3:33 19. I Should Have Known It - 3:38 20. Room At The Top - 5:03 21. Breakdown - 2:43
CD 2 01. Kings Highway - 3:09 02. A Higher Place - 3:58 03. Big Weekend - 3:18 04. Good Enough - 5:51 05. You And Me - 2:58 06. Free Girl Now - 3:32 07. Night Driver - 4:30 08. Two Gunslingers - 3:10 09. I`ll Feel A Whole Lot Better - 2:50 10. Walls (Circus) - 4:25 11. You Don`t Know How It Feels - 4:50 12. Love Is A Long Road - 4:09 13. So So You Want To Be A Rock`n`Roll Star - 3:39 14. Jummin`Me - 4:07 15. I Need To Know - 2:26 16. Refugee - 3:23 17. The Waiting - 4:00 18. Listen To Her Heart - 3:04 19. Don`t Do Me Like That - 2:43 20. You Got Lucky - 3:37 21. Don`t Come Around Here No More - 5:04
Отправлено: 24.12.10 15:18. Заголовок: SLQ! Спасибо за виде..
SLQ! Спасибо за видео-ролик со Стиви. Ее голос узнаваем из тысяч и репертуар интересный. Такую музыку можно слушать часами. И все-таки свой суперзвездный период с Флитвуд Мэк ей превзойти невозможно. Хотя, это мое мнение не смею навязывать.
Отправлено: 06.01.11 01:09. Заголовок: Видать, счёт игры не..
Видать, счёт игры не радовал.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 06.01.11 20:42. Заголовок: А я вот ещё заметил,..
А я вот ещё заметил,что в ЛА видать суровая зима,раз Том уги надел.
Откуда: РФ, Санкт-Петербург
Отправлено: 06.01.11 23:31. Заголовок: :sm64: А где ж его..
А где ж его кеды????
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 07.01.11 18:36. Заголовок: Наверно Том валенки ..
Наверно Том валенки прямо на кеды надевает.
Откуда: РФ, Санкт-Петербург
Отправлено: 07.01.11 20:57. Заголовок: Если кто-нибудь натк..
Если кто-нибудь наткнётся в сети на фото Линна в зимней обуви, просьба выложить в его тему.
Отправлено: 10.01.11 17:32. Заголовок: ТНЮ пишет: я вот е..
я вот ещё заметил,что в ЛА видать суровая зима,раз Том уги надел.
Суровая зима - это +5 , видимо, а то и + 15
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 08.01.11 21:25. Заголовок: В одном их хьюстонск..
В одном их хьюстонских блогов есть материал о непростых отношениях Тома с звукозаписывающими лейблами.
Top Six Artist Vs. Record Label Feuds
6. Tom Petty vs. MCA
When Tom Petty presented the recordings of his first solo album, Full Moon Fever, to MCA executives, he was "stunned" at their reaction. Get ready to crack the all-too-obvious but ever-so-apt "Into the Great Wide Open" joke--they "didn't hear a single," explains Petty in Paul Zollo's Conversations With Tom Petty.
This record ultimately produced a handful of hit singles, including "I Won't Back Down," "Runnin' Down a Dream," and what would become Petty's highest-charting Billboard song, "Free Fallin'."
Rather than dwelling on the rejection - which Petty admitted had "never happened" to him - he instead focused his efforts on the newly formed Traveling Wilburys, releasing the band's debut LP Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 in 1988.
After the Wilburys release, Petty returned to MCA, which had since undergone a regime shift of sorts. Full Moon Fever was finally accepted and released in 1989. The album marked Petty's commercial peak as an artist, produced five singles - two of which hit the Billboard Top 20 - and has now sold more than five million copies.
Отправлено: 17.01.11 11:55. Заголовок: Том зачастил на баск..
Том зачастил на баскетбол
Tom Petty attends a game between the New Jersey Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 17.01.11 16:26. Заголовок: Очень здорово папара..
Очень здорово папараци схватил момент , сразу видно,что гастроли Тома здорово укатали....ну ни чего уже не хочется.Надеемся он отдохнет,Майк полечит сердце и приедут парни в Европу.Кстати,специально заходил на сайт Лейкерс,там к сожалению нет почетных фанов.
Tom Petty has certainly been generous to fans who bought online tickets to the summer-fall 2010 “Mojo” tour. In addition to offering a free download of the blues-oriented “Mojo” album, last month Petty also released eight free live MP3 tracks recorded at various stops on the tour. Taken together, the songs essentially constitute something between a long EP and short full-length album documenting a tour that found Petty and his band the Heartbreakers appearing to be as loose and having as much fun as any time in recent years.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are not typically noted for extensive jamming or tinkering with their songbook when they play live. True to form, three of the eight songs in this collection are played pretty close to their original studio versions: “King’s Highway,” “I Won’t Back Down,” and “Runnin’ Down a Dream.”
Fortunately, all three are superbly crafted songs that don’t need a lot of tinkering to sound fresh live, especially when played with the energy that pulses throughout these songs. Drummer Steve Ferrone (a “new” Heartbreaker having only been with the band close to 20 years) keeps a steady backbeat throughout, and in particular “I Won’t Back Down” benefits from the short, driven version here that supports the pointed message of the lyrics.
Stoner anthem “You Don’t Know How It Feels” is livened up by crisp harmonica from multi-instrumentalist Scott Thurston and some funky boogie-woogie from keyboardist Benmont Tench. Toward the end of the song, the band veers into some trippy improv including interplay between Tench and lead guitarist Mike Campbell that is surprisingly reminiscent of the Dead. This leads to a rollicking, bluesy conclusion more typical of a Petty show.
“Drivin’ Down to Georgia,” a number that can only be found in official version on the 2009 “Live Anthology” box set, is probably the highlight of the set. With wry lines like “Hear that engine knockin’, we’ve both seen better days,” this tale of a mindless cross-country drive is vintage Petty: characters in his songs are usually not getting the best of life, but they keep dreaming, scheming and partying in the face of adversity.
The song is fast-paced and upbeat, featuring a lively Campbell solo followed by a jazzy Tench piano interlude which backs Petty delivering a spoken word monologue about peaches and red clay in Georgia, with a warning the peaches “won’t last long, wintertime will get ‘em.” The blistering jam following this segment underscores Petty’s general message that when life gives you lemons, give it the finger and turn up the radio.
Also provided is a slinky rendition of all-time Petty classic “Breakdown,” complete with an audience singalong of the chorus and a call and response between Petty and the crowd of “Wooah, yeah yeah yeah.” Although this version is longer than the studio version, it ends abruptly (a minor complaint I also had about the “Breakdown” I saw at the Verizon Center in Massachusetts in August.)
“Mojo” is one of the strongest studio albums Petty has put out solo or with the Heartbreakers in years (and let’s be honest, the difference between his solo and Heartbreakers work is mostly in whose name goes on the album cover), and the energy of having solid new material clearly carried over into the tour. So it’s fitting that two new songs, “I Should Have Known It” and “Good Enough,” are included.
“I Should Have Known It” is a hard rock nugget with a very ‘70s sound featuring guitar soloing in the style of Florida’s other favorite musical sons, Lynyrd Skynyrd. “Good Enough” is a slow blues where Tench again veers into Dead territory with psychedelic organ that sounds inspired by Pigpen.
Right now, the only way to get these tracks is to have bought “Mojo” tickets online. There is no word on whether at some point they will be released to the general public. Until and unless that happens, if you didn’t buy tickets to the tour, make friends with somebody who did and get copies. If you’re not already a Petty fan, these tracks might do the trick.
Отправлено: 24.01.11 14:42. Заголовок: К сожалению насчет в..
К сожалению насчет выступлений Тома в этом году,пока ничего неизвестно,тем более в Европе.Есть анонс о возможном выступлении Тома и его команды в июле на фестивале ROCK USA 2011.
ROCK USA 2011. Coming up on its 16th year, Country USA at Oshkosh has grown to become one of the largest outdoor Country Music festivals in the nation. Starshow Presents, Inc., parent corporation of Country USA, has now announced that it will create a sister event to Country USA next summer. The event is named Rock USA, a rock festival modeled very closely after the hugely successful Country USA. and will present the same stellar level of multi-million dollar entertainment.
SOLID ROCK. NO LIMITS. Rock USA will brand itself as ’Solid Rock. No Limits.‘ and will present a broad mix of rock in an effort to kick up the rock festival experience. The key is listening to exactly who the rock fans want to see. Some of the names that are being considered are Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Aerosmith, Alice in Chains, Nickelback, Lynryd Skynyrd, Journey, and Daughtry. Obviously, this is a wish-list that is driven by input from fans but the plan is to present major caliber rock.
We can tell you right now that we are planning on pulling out all the stops to make Rock USA a smash hit but we need your input… who do you want!? You tell us and we‘ll go for it.
BIG EVENT. DISCOUNT TICKETS. The biggest news yet is Rock USA‘s highly aggressive ticket marketing concept of presenting three incredible days of world-class rock at discount pricing.
In a troubled economy we need to pay attention to the fact that fans have fewer hard earned dollars available. The money doesn‘t come easy and it‘s tough out there. Our goal is to offer the biggest entertainment value possible and we intend to sell Rock USA tickets at prices we feel will be the lowest festival ticket prices ever. We are working hard on getting our talent lineup booked and if all goes according to plan we will be announcing the lineup, ticket pricing and on-sale date soon! Watch for the big ’on-sale‘ news because you are going to get more and pay less!
Отправлено: 24.01.11 14:47. Заголовок: После гастролей орло..
После гастролей орлов в прошлом году не только Джо Уолш решил отметиться сольным альбомом.Полетать вокруг гнезда решил и Дон Хенли,причем в записи его сольника участвует продюсер и барабанщик Heartbeakers Стен Линч.
Don Henley Working On Country Covers Album
Don Henley is in the studio working on an album of country covers.
The Eagles founder is reported to be spending this week in Nashville working on the record with producer/drummer Stan Lynch (Tom Petty & the Heartbeakers), according to Eagles fan site L&M's Eagles Fastlane. The album is also expected to feature an all-star cast.
The album will make an interesting bookend to the 1993 album of country covers of Eagles songs ‘Common Thread’. That record featured acts like Travis Tritt, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill. Tanya Tucker and Brooks & Dunn singing the songs of the Eagles. The ‘Common Thread’ album was the catalyst for the Eagles reforming one-year later.
Don Henley has recorded four solo albums, ‘I Can’t Stand Still’ (1982), ‘Building The Perfect Beast’ (1984), ‘The End of the Innocence’ (1989) and ‘Inside Job’ (2000).
Also during that period, the Eagles released the live album ‘Hell Freezes Over’ and the studio album ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’.
The album will be the second of the solo albums we can expect this year. Joe Walsh told Undercover in December that he will release his first solo album in 18-years in May, 2011.
Last year, Timothy B. Schmit released his solo album ‘Expando’. Glenn Frey’s last solo album was ‘Strange Weather’ in 1992.
Отправлено: 26.01.11 10:45. Заголовок: Tom Honored For His ..
Tom Honored For His Support of the Special Olympics
Last Friday January 21 Tom Petty was honored in a private ceremony by Special Olympics Southern California for his long-time support of the organization and individuals with intellectual disabilities. At the ceremony Tom was presented with an original watercolor of Leo Carrillo State Beach painted by Michael Bluechel, a 26-year-old Special Olympics athlete from Ventura, Calif.
Tom has been donating royalties from his song It's Christmas All Over Again which he wrote and recorded with The Heartbreakers for the A Very Special Christmas 2 album. This album was released in 1992 and is the second in a series of albums with Christmas themed music to benefit the Special Olympics. Tom has now contributed more than $200,000 in royalties for It's Christmas All Over Again to the Special Olympics.
Joining Petty and his wife Dana at the ceremony were Michael Bluechel and his parents, Carol and Ted. Ted Bluechel was the drummer with the legendary pop-rock group, The Association. Representing Special Olympics Southern California were assistant vice presidents, Monica McDade and Kim Pine.
On the reverse of Bluechel’s painting is a thank you to Petty, which describes the artwork and significance of the gift: “Please accept this gift of our esteem and friendship on behalf of the athletes we serve. We hope that as you enjoy Michael’s painting, it will bring to mind the belief that artistic creativity, ability, achievement and talents can be found in us all.”
About Special Olympics Southern California Special Olympics Southern California has been changing lives through the power of sport for more than 40 years and offers opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to participate in year-round sports training and competition. Special Olympics Southern California appreciates the support of its year-round Mission. Partners: KTLA, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Summit Entertainment, Toyota, and The Vons Foundation. For more information about how to compete, coach or contribute, visit www.sosc.org.Rock icon Tom Petty was honored on Jan. 21 by Special Olympics Southern California for his long-time support of the organization and individuals with intellectual disabilities. In a private Pacific Palisades home, Petty was presented with an original watercolor of Leo Carrillo State Beach painted by Michael Bluechel, a 26-year-old Special Olympics athlete from Ventura, Calif.
Отправлено: 01.02.11 12:28. Заголовок: Ощущение такое, что ..
Ощущение такое, что во время интимного разговора вклинился третий и начал громко рассуждать о своём, чихая на остальных. Гадость.
Отправлено: 01.02.11 11:04. Заголовок: А по мне так и ничег..
А по мне так и ничего. Пусть.
Отправлено: 01.02.11 14:30. Заголовок: :sm57: ..
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 02.02.11 11:18. Заголовок: Новость из серии слу..
Новость из серии слухов или вилами по воде писано...
Rock And Pop Tours Announce New Tour To New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011
Rock and Pop Tours announce the latest of their eagerly anticipated music discovery tours, travelling to arguably one of the biggest and most diverse music festivals on the planet – The 42nd New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
The 12 Day ‘New Orleans Jazz Fest Tour 2011’ will depart Sydney & Melbourne on April 28 returning May 9, 2011.
The tour will be escorted by James Valentine, Sydney broadcaster and jazz muso. Joining him will be Melbourne music industry stalwart, promoter and Jazz Fest veteran, Patrick Delves.
Founder/Director of Rock and Pop Tours, Ian Hunter Gray is delighted to have both Valen-tine and Delves on board and says, “James will add humour and musical knowledge whilst Pat provides his experience of Jazz Fest to our already jam-packed musical tour” said Gray, “and our groups will be in great hands all the way there and back!
The tour initially ventures to the ‘City Of Angels’, Los Angeles, for 3 nights of Rock and Pop, then on to the Birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans, for 8 nights of Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Zydeco, Cajun and much, much more.
The New Orleans Jazz Fest has always blended a wide variety of internationally renowned guests, including Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Santana, Pearl Jam, Paul Simon, Jimmy Buffett, B.B. King, Dave Matthews Band, Patti LaBelle, The Allman Brothers Band, Joni Mitchell, Al Green, Linda Ronstadt, Lenny Kravitz, Sonny Rollins, Bonnie Raitt, James Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson, The Temptations, Van Morrison, LL Cool J, Gladys Knight, Youssou N’Dour and many, many others.
The 2011 official line-up will be announced later in December, with Sir Paul McCartney and Tom Petty hotly rumoured to be headlining.
Размышления американского звукоинженера о качестве живого звука на последнем туре Тома и его команды.
About Robert Scovill I am a 30 year veteran of live sound and 6 time TEC Award winner for Sound Reinforcement Engineer. I serve as Senior Market Specialist for live sound for Avid and am currently mixing front of house sound for the 2010 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers North American Tour.
Tom Petty, VENUE Technology and The Future of The Concert Experience
Venue owners; (Not VENUE owners) if you’re listening, PLEASE dedicate some resources to upgrading and maintaining these systems. The fans will thank you and they might even come to the shows a little more often. Don’t believe me? Here is an excerpt from a post on a popular live sound chat site regarding the lawn experience during the current Petty tour. “I have to say, I needed that show to sound good. I have been to so many big shows that were very disappointing sound-wise. I swore off big sheds a LONG time ago … The mix was just so right for TP, and the venue … There seemed to be studio like separation in the mix, but yet it all blended just right.”
We take audio very seriously in Tom Petty land for every show and I’m shocked at how many local venue techs have told us that rarely does a visiting engineer even go out to listen to the lawn during the day to evaluate it let alone adjust it. It’s kind of like we say at Avid regarding the world of VENUE technology “great sound quality is not a feature it comes with every console.” It should come with every show too … But I digress …
If you consider the shear quantity and quality of the technology combined with the personnel that comes with it for even a relatively modest tour such as Tom Petty, I’m shocked that ticket prices are not even higher. In Tom’s case it’s a testimonial to his loyalty to his fans along with the fact that he’s been an advocate for keeping prices under control for his entire career. I think his fans are in many ways rewarding him for it this summer. From my perspective, and his fan’s apparently, his “value add” appears to be quality and consistency and at a pretty appetizing ticket price.
Отправлено: 09.02.11 16:30. Заголовок: Хороший сайт. И как ..
Хороший сайт. И как приятно, что из года в год Том работает с одними и теми же людьми, котрых знает с ранней юности.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 11.02.11 12:13. Заголовок: Напомню,что в это во..
Напомню,что в это воскресенье состоится церемония вручения Гремми,как номинант там естественно будет Том,но и Боб тоже приглашен звездой,может ещё и Джефф подтянется.
Jagger, Dylan to join rising stars at Grammys
LOS ANGELES – Legendary rocker Mick Jagger, folk icon Bob Dylan and veteran diva Barbra Streisand will join rising stars and seasoned chart-toppers Sunday at the music industry's annual Grammys awards bash.
Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and teen sensation Justin Bieber are also on a star-studded roster of performers at the show in Los Angeles, where rapper Eminem hopes to seal a comeback year with a brace of awards.
While showcasing new talent, the glittering evening will also pay tribute to past greats including "The King of Rock 'N Soul" Solomon Burke, who died last year, and ailing soul legend Aretha Franklin.
Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson and Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch will stage a combined "Valentine's" and "get-well" tribute for Franklin, recovering from reported cancer surgery.
"The special segment will feature individual and collective performances of some of the Queen of Soul's classic hits," said the organizers ahead of the three-and-a-half hour 53rd Grammys show at the Staples Center in downtown LA.
Dylan, appearing at the Grammys for his fifth time, will perform with country-tinged Brits Mumford and Son and folk-rock band the Avett Brothers in a special salute to acoustic music, organizers said.
In other new announcements Thursday three days before the show, they said rapper Dr. Dre will appear, in his first live television performance for more than a decade.
The Grammys are the music industry's equivalent of the Oscars, the climax of Hollywood's annual awards season that this year takes place in barely two weeks' time, on February 27.
Front-runners for Grammys glory include Eminem, nominated in 10 categories including best album and best song, in what could cap a comeback year for the once-troubled rap star.
The singer -- real name Marshall Bruce Mathers III -- dropped out of music-making in the middle of the past decade as he battled with drug problems. He returned with the album "Relapse" in 2009, before 2010's "Recovery."
Hawaiian-born singer Bruno Mars came second to Eminem with seven nominations including Best Male Pop Vocal, while US rap megastar Jay-Z, Nashville-born country trio Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga each earned six nods.
Perry is also in the running for Best Album along with Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Lady Antebellum.
Best New Artist nominees were Canadian teen idol Bieber, quirky British singer Florence Welch, country-tinged Brits Mumford and Son, as well as Drake and Esperanza Spalding.
But while much media attention will focus on the rising stars, older viewers may tune in to see if Jagger and Streisand can show the young ones how to strut their stuff.
Here are the nominations in the main categories:
- Record of the Year: "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B with Bruno Mars; "Love the Way you Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna; "Fuck You!" by Cee Lo Green; "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys; and "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum.
- Best Album: "The Fame Monster" by Lady Gaga; "Recovery" by Eminem; "The Suburbs" by Arcade Fire; "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum; and "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry.
- Best Rock Album: "Emotion & Commotion" by Jeff Beck; "The Resistance" by Muse; "Backspacer" by Pearl Jam; "Mojo" by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, and "Le Noise" by aging folk rocker Neil Young.
- Best Female Pop Vocal: "King of Anything" by Sara Bareilles; "Halo" by Beyonce; "Chasing Pirates" by Norah Jones; "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga; and "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry.
- Best Male Pop Vocal: "Haven't Met you Yet" by Michael Buble; "This is It" by Michael Jackson; "Whataya Want from Me?" by Adam Lambert; "Just the way You Are" by Bruno Mars, and "Half of My Heart" by John Mayer.
Отправлено: 15.02.11 10:28. Заголовок: Сколько и чего получ..
Сколько и чего получал Том от Гремми:
Tom has three Grammys, one with Traveling Wilburys, one for best male rock performance ("You Don't Know How it Feels") and one for the Running Down a Dream film .
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 24.02.11 10:55. Заголовок: This Day in Music Sp..
This Day in Music Spotlight: The Heartbreaking Loss of Howie Epstein
Although Howie Epstein wasn’t one of the founding members of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, he quickly became an integral part of the band after joining in the early ’80s. The bassist was present for Petty’s most commercially successful period, playing both on full band releases and on the singer’s “solo” records. Keyboardist Benmont Tench called Howie “the coolest guy in the band.”
Epstein was born on July 21, 1955 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began playing musical instruments at a young age, growing up under the influence of his father Sam, who was a record producer. Sam produced some of the Midwest’s top rock and soul groups in the ’50s and ’60s. As a result, Howie became entrenched in Milwaukee’s music community, getting to know the local acts and going with his dad to shows. As he got older, Howie convinced Sam to let some of those groups serve as backing bands on his own recordings.
In his teenage years and twenties, Epstein was involved in a number of rock and country bands in Milwaukee, most often playing rhythm guitar or mandolin and singing. Tiring of the limitations of the Wisconsin music scene, Howie set off for Los Angeles in the late ’70s to play bass in a band that singer-songwriter John Hiatt was putting together. He toured and recorded with Hiatt, playing on his albums Slug Line and Two Bit Monsters.
Howie soon joined Del Shannon’s backing band, a move that would lead directly to him becoming a full-time Heartbreaker. A huge Shannon fan, Petty was producing an album for the singer (titled Drop Down and Get Me) and Howie was playing on the sessions. Petty was highly impressed with Epstein’s musicianship. The bassist soon would see exactly how impressed Tom was.
By 1982, the Heartbreakers’ founding bass player Ron Blair had had enough. Tired of the touring grind, Blair departed the band, leaving a vacancy for Epstein. Bringing Howie into the fold wasn’t a surprise move, as far as the other Heartbreakers were concerned. “We all kind of thought Howie would get the job,” drummer Stan Lynch said. “He seemed to have a real good feeling for what we were doing. He’s a good bass player, a real good singer, and he fit in real well.”
By all accounts, the transition was seamless. Howie helped the band record 1982’s Long After Dark, bringing his strong backing vocals and steady bass playing to the album. “I had a tendency to play real busy, from all the years of playing rhythm guitar,” Epstein said about his playing. His style was “simplicity, playing in the pocket, getting into a steady groove. I’ve always considered myself a good team player and that’s the way that the Heartbreakers operate. Everyone listens to what everyone else is doing musically.”
He would tour with the band for the next couple of decades and become a well-known and respected member of an already established rock band. After Howie had been in the band for about eight years, Petty sung his praises to Musician magazine: “You gotta love him; I don’t know if I ever tell him how good he is. Tonight, there was a line early in the show I could just barely sing. I was having to work harder than I normally do to make it, I was getting really close on the mike. I was thinking, ‘Oh boy, I hope I can do this...’ I got to it and I heard Howie singing it with me over his mike. It sounded great, it sounded like a double track. I just looked at him, he caught my eye like ‘Yeah!’ It made me feel great, ’cause I know he was thinking the same thing, ‘I know he’s tired, I’ll cover him – wham! Got it!’ That’s what a great band’s all about. That’s what it’s all about.”
By becoming such an important part, Howie became an in-demand recording musician, playing on albums by legends such as Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and others. He also began to work as a producer, starting with Carlene Carter’s 1990 album, I Fell in Love. In fact, Howie had fallen in love with Carter and the pair had begun a relationship that would culminate in a proposal, but never marriage.
Around the same time, Epstein produced a pair of studio albums for songwriting great John Prine, including The Missing Years, which won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Recording. A fair share of Heartbreakers also showed up to play on Prine’s albums.
Although Howie kept up his work with Petty and the boys through the ’90s, some of the excesses of the rock and roll lifestyle began to catch up with him. “He was just degenerating on us to the point where we thought keeping Howie in the band was actually doing him more harm than getting rid of him. His personal problems were vast and serious,” Petty would later say. “We tried everything we could to reach him but it got to the point where his ability to do gigs was diminishing.”
By 2002, Petty replaced Epstein with the same bassist Howie had replaced 20 years earlier – Ron Blair. “Eventually, we realized that we were just contributing to the problem,” Petty said. “When you’re living a life where you really don't have any responsibilities, it’s easy for evil forces to take over.”
Then, in February of ’03, Epstein passed out in his bathroom, possibly due to a mix of drugs that included heroin and antibiotics he had been taking for stomach problems and an abscess on his leg. His girlfriend drove him to the hospital, where he died from drug-related complications on this day in 2003. He was 47. Epstein’s remains were returned to Wisconsin, where they were interred at Second Home Cemetery in Greenfield.
Upon hearing the tragic news, one-time fiancée Carter was despondent. “I’m devastated,” she said. “I loved him very much. My kids thought of Howie as their father.”
Petty shared his grief over his bandmate’s death in a piece for Rolling Stone: “There’s a great sadness, because Howie was never not a Heartbreaker. He just got to where he couldn’t do it anymore... It’s like you got a tree dying in the backyard. And you’re kind of used to the idea that it’s dying. But you look out there one day and they cut it down. And you just can’t imagine that beautiful tree isn’t there anymore.”
To this day, when Petty and The Heartbreakers tour, they keep a bass guitar on a stand on stage to honor the memory of their late comrade.
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Томушке Грэмми еще один не помешает, так что обидно чуток. Эминем не Эминем, а награды обновить можно.
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Rolling Stone Fact-Checks Famous Rock Songs
Tom Petty - 'Swinging'
Tom Petty never mentions which Sonny Liston fight he was referring to in his 1999 song "Swingin'," but it could only be Liston's infamous 1965 bout with Muhammad Ali. "She went down swingin'," Petty sings near the end of the song. "Like Sonny Liston." Just 20 seconds into the fight Liston fell down to the ground, despite the fact that Ali didn't even make contact with him. It's since been called the "phantom punch" by journalists and historians. People are still debating what happened that day, but Liston certainly didn't go down swinging: He just went down.
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Одна из моих любимых песен. А тот факт, что: "Liston certainly didn't go down swinging: He just went down.", добавляет смысла в текст.
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Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California
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Warner Bros. Records and Affiliated Labels Announce Exclusive Vinyl Releases for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 16th, 2011
Vinyl Packages Will Be Available From My Chemical Romance, R.E.M., The Flaming Lips, Mastodon, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Regina Spektor and More
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Limited Edition white vinyl, You're Gonna Get It! (Limited Edition blue vinyl; both Bernie Grundman Mastering). "Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers," the band's debut album, was originally released in 1976. The album is best known for introducing the world to the classic tracks "American Girl" and "Breakdown." "You're Gonna Get It!" Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' second album was released in 1978. Building on the edgy yet always melodic sonic template created on their debut, this album features the hits "Listen To Her Heart" and "I Need To Know" which remain staples in the classic rock songbook.
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Статья о Томе времён Traveling Wilburys
Raised On Promises
Article By Michael Corcoran Spin — August 1989
Tom Petty has been a rebel and a Traveling Wilbury, a kid who saw Elvis at 7 and grew up to fight the record company on principle alone. He may be one of the great talents of his generation or just another creep from the Valley. He may be both.
Tom Petty drives a black Corvette Stingray. He could afford a much more expensive car, like a Ferrari, Rolls-Royce or Lamborghini, but as far as he’s concerned, a black ‘Vette is the ultimate set of wheels. It’s the car he wanted when he was a 15-year-old in Gainesville, Florida. We are driving down Ventura Boulevard, me and Tom Petty, in his black ‘Vette. He apologizes for the car phone. “My manager said I should have one,” he says, “but I don’t know. I’d be so embarrassed if someone I knew saw me talking on it. I mean, what am I gonna do, call my wife and tell her I’ll be home as soon as the light turns green?” Tom Petty is the product of what he calls “swamp people.” His father’s mother is a full-blooded Cherokee. Petty grew up on the lower frontiers of the Okeefenokee swamp, in Gainesville, the home of the University of Florida. On the song, “A Mind With a Heart of Its Own,” from Full Moon Fever, he sings, “Well I been to Brooker and I been to Micanopy/I been to St. Louis too/I been all around the world.” Brooker and Micanopy are podunk suburbs of Gainesville; the small-town attitude is a subdivision of Petty’s mind that has never been torn down. “Most people come to Florida to escape something — cold weather, their past, whatever,” he says. “And they’re very content about it. I was always uncontent. I ran a little faster than Florida. When I left Gainesville in ’74, it felt like I was escaping. It’s always great to go back, though.” When I was 23, I camped out for tickets to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at the Santa Monica Civic. Took the bus from Pico Rivera, waited in line for 12 hours, then found out it was unreserved seating. Color me chump. It was the best rock’n'roll show I’ve ever seen, though. God, what a magnificent rock’n'roll machine the Heartbreakers were/are. And Petty was the coolest — the son Patti Smith gave away for adoption when she was 19, raised by swamp people and locked in a room with Between the Buttons and Blonde on Blonde. The day after the show, I bought a vest and started using conditioner. As we drive through successive unexceptional blocks, Petty tells me that Ventura Boulevard is “the Broadway of the Valley.” That A&P over there next to Popeye’s must be Times Square. There is little distinguishable about these miracle miles except that all the first-run theaters are showing Field of Dreams and all the dollar houses are showing Bull Durham. Kevin Costner owns Ventura Boulevard this thick spring evening. “I love LA,” Petty says. “I love Florida, but LA is home now.” Petty first moved to LA in 1974 with Mudcrutch, a popular Florida bar band which also contained future Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell. “Driving to LA was the funniest thing,” Petty recalls with a great laugh. “I remember stopping the car in Arizona and getting out because we saw a cactus and couldn’t believe it.” The members of Mudcrutch knew even less about the music business than they did about southwestern vegetation. “We told them we drove all the way from Florida to LA as if we were the first people to drive 3,000 miles to go to Hollywood.” Mudcrutch was quite good, though. They received three offers to sign after only a week, and chose Shelter. “We were so naive that when we signed a publishing deal we thought it meant for writing books.” When he first moved to LA, Petty hung around the Premiere Motel with the other Shelter acts — Dwight Twilley, Phil Seymour, Gary Busey, Leon Russell — just getting high and writing songs. “Hanging out with the Traveling Wilburys kinda reminds me of those days,” he says. “Instead of sitting around the Premiere Motel amongst dirty socks, though, we’re in our houses and studios in the Valley. The old spirit is still there. I guess Jeff (Lynne) is sorta the Leon Russell of this group. He’s the producer, the catalyst. He makes sure our socks are clean.” Earlier in the day, when Petty met me at the MCA offices, it was the first time he’d been there in years. He’s more ordinary when you’d expect, this simple rock millionaire. His face shows every day of his 35 years, with his hairline starting to recede, his skin wrinkling around his basset hound eyes, and his chin doubling. You always hear that rock stars are small in person, and you come to expect it. But when Petty walks into the room, not only short but frail, you’re still surprised. His white, skinny fingers look barely big enough to play a guitar. He’s been burned by words, so he approaches them cautiously, with long pauses and a still-recognizable drawl. He laughs long before he says something funny, and long after anyone else does. “In the early days,” he says, “I badmouthed someone every once in a while, and then it would come out in the paper and I’d feel so small. I’d come off much worse than whoever I was talking about.” We pull into the parking lot of Norm’s Rare Guitars in Reseda, which Petty calls the poor side of the tracks in the Valley. “The street that divides Encino and Reseda is a lot thicker than it looks,” he says, “at least to some folks.” The front door at Norm’s says they close at 6:00, but we enter at around 6:30. Petty called and asked Norm to stay open, because we were running a little late. Norm knows on which side his croissant is buttered. As we get to the door, we run into Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan from Guns N’Roses, who recognize Petty and straighten up. “Man, Tom Petty,” says McKagan, extending his hand. Petty’s hands are so small that when he cups his ears you can still see his lobes. “We’re in Guns N’ Roses,” Stradlin says, “and we think you’re great.” Petty smiles, says he’s happy to meet them. After they tell him about seeing him at the US Festival or something they leave with their five new vintage guitars. “Can you believe those guys?” Petty asks, without shaking his head. “They’re bigger than the Stones ever were.” He likes Gun N’ Roses mostly because they’re from LA, but also because, like him, they took the best from their past and punched it into the present. As he’s a Byrds with balls and legs, Guns N’ Roses is Janis Joplin with the horsepower to bring that screech out of a skid. “Norm, what do you want for this hollow-body?” Petty is strumming a huge blonde guitar that he could hide behind. “That one’s a thousand,” Norm answers. Petty gives him a look that says, “Are you serious, I wouldn’t pay more than eight for this piece of shit.” He puts the guitar down. Petty doesn’t really want the big Gretsch, he’s just setting Norm up for something he does want. It’s a small Fender amp, which he tells me, when Norm is too far away to hear, is the first one he ever owned. As he plays “Don’t Be Cruel” through the tiny Fender, he asks Norm, “How much for this amp?” Norm strokes his chin and says he’ll sell the amp for a hundred and fifty. “Sold!” says Petty, perhaps a little too quickly for Norm’s satisfaction. “Hey, Tom,” Norm asks as he writes up a receipt, “could you maybe ask Bob about that guitar I lent him for that photo shoot? He still hasn’t returned it.” Petty answers, “He must’ve forgot about it. Don’t worry, he’ll bring it back.” “I know he’s good for it, but it’s been almost six months,” Norm says. Bob is Bob Dylan. They’re younger than the Rat Pack and older than the Brat Pack. They’re the Wilbury Doughboys, soft and rich, and their membership includes Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, the late Roy Orbison (collectively the Traveling Wilburys), and also Mike Campbell (Heartbreakers), Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Randy Newman, T-Bone Burnett and Roger McGuinn. They’re the Rolling Thunder of San Fernando Valley; working together, writing together, playing together in a small chunk of high-priced California real estate, and selling millions and millions of records together.
TOM PETTY: It was Thanksgiving Day, 1987, when the seeds of Full Moon Fever and the Wilburys were planted. I wanted to play baseball real bad that day, but I didn’t have a mitt so I drove to the Thrifty Drug store because that was the only place open that I thought might have mitts. I was at the red light just before the Thrifty and I looked over and saw Jeff (Lynne). I had just met him a few weeks earlier in London and I waved for him to pull over. It turned out that he was living not far up the road from me so we exchanged numbers. He was working on the Brian Wilson record at the time so I didn’t hear from him for about a month and then he started coming over. The first day I played a song for him that I had written called “Yer So Bad.” He said he liked it, but how about if I tried a B minor here, and it instantly improved the song. We finished that song the first day and the next day we wrote “Free Falling.” Most of the Heartbreakers were spread all over the country at the time so I grabbed Phil Jones, who plays percussion on some of the Heartbreakers records, and me, him and Jeff went to Campbell’s garage studio and made demos of these new songs. When I heard them, I thought, “Hey, these sound like a record.” Hmmm. Why not release them as a solo album? And that was that.
So you’re happy with the way Full Moon Fever turned out? I dig this record so much that it’s hard for me to talk about it because I’ll sound so gushing and immodest. With the exception of Let Me Up, it seems we’ve tried too hard to make albums. Southern Accents and Long After Dark were very difficult projects, and though I like them, I think they’re pretty uneven records. Southern Accents has some good songs on it, like “Don’t Come Around Here No More” is probably the best thing we’ve ever done, but as a complete album it’s not quite there. Full Moon Fever starts here, goes to there, ends here and that makes a satisfying record.
You kept the lineup pretty simple. There aren’t many guest stars. I didn’t want to call all my friends and have a list of famous names. I just wanted a nice little group. I did get George Harrison to play on one song and Roy (Orbison) does some background vocals on “Zombie Zoo.”
What was Roy Orbison like? [long pause] Roy was such a gentle man and a gentleman. He’s one of the greatest people I’ve ever met. He was very bright, very well read, not some cracker. You wouldn’t expect it, but Roy knew all of Monty Python by heart. He loved really offbeat comedy and he had a pretty keen sense of humor himself.
Was he into being a Wilbury? Oh yeah. Very much so. In his last call to me, a few days before his death, the Wilburys had just gone platinum and he was so thrilled. He kept saying, “Ain’t life grand?” He was really rebuilding his confidence.
I can’t imagine Roy Orbison having confidence problems. Well, he knew he was the best singer alive, but he hadn’t had a big hit record in a long time. God, he could sing! When he’d sing during the Wilbury sessions we’d all just look at each other with big eyes. Even if he was just sitting at a table working out a song and singing, we’d go, “Roy, quit it, you’re driving me crazy.” He told us that he really felt invincible because he had the support of all these people, the way everyone loved him so much. When he started recording Mystery Girl he was letting Campbell and T-Bone run everything, but by the time they finished there was a huge change in Roy. He started coming in and really taking charge of the sessions and we were really pleased to see him get his confidence back. I wish he could’ve seen the success of that album, because if there ever was a guy who was going to dig it…. You know, when someone dies you always hear nice things about them, but Roy really was that way, a very special person.
His album went #1, didn’t it? Yeah, it knocked the Wilburys down to #2.
As a 7-year-old, Tom Petty was sitting in the front yard of his family’s townie simplex one day in Gainesville, when his aunt came by and told him that her new husband was working on the set of an Elvis Presley movie, “Follow That Dream,” 30 miles away, and did he want to go? “I knew Elvis Presley was some sort of rock ‘n’ roll singer — I remember all the ruckus that was going on in our living room when he was on Ed Sullivan a few years earlier, but I wasn’t too familiar with his music,” Petty recalls. There wasn’t anything else going that day/that week/that month, so Tommy went with his aunt to watch Elvis get out of a car and go into a bank for six hours. “It was an unbelievable scene at the filming. There must’ve been a thousand screaming girls on the other side of a chain link fence. After what seemed like an eternity, Elvis got out of a long white Cadillac and walked across the street. It was the most fucking awesome thing I’ve ever seen. Elvis didn’t look like the people I’d known. He had a real glow around him, like a full-body halo. He looked like a god to me. When that day’s filming was over he came over and shook my hand and a bunch of other kids’ hands. I’ll never forget that.” From that day in 1961 Tom Petty has done little else except follow the rock’n'roll dream. Bruce Springsteen once said that if you saw Elvis Presley and didn’t want to be like him there was something wrong with you. There was nothing wrong with Tom Petty that a box full of Presley singles couldn’t cure. “After I saw Elvis that one time, I became obsessed. A friend of mine had a bunch of records that his sister had left behind when she married and moved away. I traded him a Wham-O slingshot for them, which was quite a big deal in those days, but there were about 30 Elvis records, plus stuff by Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. For the next two years all I did was sit in my room and listen to those records. My dad was worried about me because I didn’t go outside, I didn’t play sports, I didn’t do nothing but listen to those records. “I can’t tell you how much rock’n'roll consumed me. It wasn’t a matter of choice. It was something that came over me like a disease. It was all I lived for and it’s only been lately, like the last three or four years, that I realized that there is more to life than rock’n'roll.” Tom Petty has six platinum records and two gold ones hanging on his wall in Encino. He and his remarkable Heartbreakers have torn up crowds for 13 years now. They’ve toured the world with Dylan. Petty has also cowritten huge hits for other performers, including “Stop Draggin’ My Heart” with Stevie Nicks, “You Got It” with Roy Orbison, “Ways To Be Wicked” for Lone Justice, and Rosanne Cash’s #1 country single, “Never Be You.” Through it all, Petty remains, first and foremost, a great rock’n'roll fan. His voice, tiny and expressive, is a fan’s voice. Though detractors might call Petty a ripoff, pointing out how the melody of “Breakdown” is a direct lift of the Animals’ “Cheating,” and how “Listen To Her Heart” and several other Petty “originals” are right out of the Byrds songbook, Petty just shrugs off the derivative tag. “The Byrds are to me what Chuck Berry was to the Stones and what Buddy Holly was to the Beatles,” he says. Roger McGuinn of the Byrds covered “American Girl,” like a stamp of approval, soon after it was released in ’76. He knew early on that there was something exciting and different about this Byrdsphile.
When your first album came out, you were considered punk rock, weren’t you? At first, yeah. We played with a lot of punk bands like the Clash, the Ramones and Blondie, and played at clubs like CBGB’s. so we got lumped into that whole punk thing. Then people started saying, “Well they’re different, but they’re not punk,” so they called us new wave. I think we were the first band to be called new wave, not that it’s any honor you’d want to hang on your wall.
Did you like playing with punk bands? Yeah, it was wild; wilder than anything we saw in Gainesville, I’ll tell you that. I saw some great bands. Mink DeVille, I thought, was going to be the next Stones. They killed us. We were in London for the first or second time Elvis Costello ever played out in front of an audience. I thought, hmmm, ballsy name, and then he comes out, just him and a guitar, and he was great. Those were wonderful days, though we really took shit from both sides. To the punks we were slow and wimpy and to the mainstream crowd we were too wild and original. Plus, they couldn’t understand a band from Florida not playing “Free Bird.”
Was there a lot of backstabbing from the scene when you made it big? Oh, yeah. A lot of people had the attitude in those days that it was wrong to be successful. John Doe [of X] was telling me how fucked it was that some of the LA bands were copping attitudes like they didn’t want hits. He said, “I’d love to have a fucking hit!” That’s what rock’n'roll is all about. Musicians want to be heard by a lot of people. That’s a basic thing. After we got big and famous and everything, we’d go back to the Whiskey and there’d be all these kids in spiky hair giving us shit, and that really hurt. When we started playing the Whiskey there was no scene, but we stuck it out and helped create one.
Though the Heartbreakers weren’t considered punk for long, they did maintain some of the spirit, especially in their dealings with MCA, which had bought Shelter and thus them. When radio resisted the single “Listen To Her Heart” because of the drug reference in the line, “You think you’re gonna take her away/With your money and your cocaine,” Petty refused to change the last word to champagne, even though it meant sacrificing the chance for a hit. Shortly afterward, refusing to be dealt with like a slab of rump roast, Petty and the Heartbreakers took MCA to court for a lengthy and costly battle. The band ended up filing for bankruptcy before settling with MCA, but out of the legal dust rose their best-selling album to date, Damn the Torpedoes, which went on to sell four million copies. Petty tangled with MCA on the band’s next release, Hard Promises, as well, The company wanted to raise the price on the record from the norm of $8.98 to $9.98. Petty threatened to title the album $8.98 if MCA didn’t withdraw the hike. It stayed at $8.98. “You know what was the worst thing about the whole Hard Promises ordeal? We spent so much time fighting about the price that we didn’t realize it was a real boring album cover,” Petty says. “Since then, I’ve always been real particular about the album covers. I still cringe when I see Hard Promises.”
As the black ‘Vette turns right down La Something street, Petty says, “You know, Full Moon Fever‘s a very Los Angeles record.” He says it defiantly, proudly. “One of the great things about LA is that you can be all alone in your car — alone and moving fast. It’s very therapeutic.” I almost ask him about the fire, but I can’t. On May 17, 1987, at about 10 a.m., Tom Petty was home having breakfast with his wife of 14 years and his youngest daughter when someone set his house on fire. The arsonist was never caught, and the house burned to the ground. The Pettys escape unharmed, though their maid was overcome with smoke inhalation but survived. Petty spent almost a year after the fire driving all over LA looking for a new house. A new home. He drove through the canyons, down the beaches and up the hills. He had the radio on. Much of Full Moon Fever seems written from behind the wheel of a dream car speeding from a nightmare. It’s all alone and moving fast. It’s very therapeutic. Tom Petty drops me off at the hotel and waves back from the red light. When it turns green, the black ‘Vette makes a mighty roar and takes off.
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ИЗ новых фото. Опять на баскетболе. На этот раз со Скотом Тюстоном.
Angeles Lakers and Charlotte Bobcats played at Staples Center stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA on 05 March 2011
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 11.03.11 13:48. Заголовок: Да Том прямо фанат...
Да Том прямо фанат.
Отправлено: 11.03.11 14:13. Заголовок: Voldar пишет: Да То..
Да Том прямо фанат.
Главное, чтобы песни про баскетбол писать не начал.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 11.03.11 14:20. Заголовок: А вдруг получится?У ..
А вдруг получится?У Джеффа,правда про любимый футбол,так и не получилось.
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А вдруг получиться?У Джеффа,правда про любимый футбол,так и не получилось.
Я не сомневаюсь, что получится, но лично у меня, как у человека далекого от спорта, это вызывает в душе протест все равно. :)
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Отправлено: 11.03.11 17:49. Заголовок: да главное, чтобы пи..
да главное, чтобы писал ;___; а уж о чем... там разберемся
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Dear TPHB Fan,
On the evening of April 14, SiriusXM will broadcast a special 2-hour, live event – TOM PETTY’S ULTIMATE BURIED TREASURE – in celebration of Tom Petty’s exclusive SiriusXM radio show, now entering its 6th year with new episodes beginning on March 31. SiriusXM's Meg Griffin will host.
A select group of Tom’s fans will have the opportunity to be part of the intimate studio audience at the event, which includes a post-show meet-and-greet with Tom.
To qualify to be part of this event, SiriusXM subscribers can submit their most creative and insightful questions about Tom’s musical career, or about his Buried Treasure radio show and the music played on it, for the chance to pose the question in person to Tom directly at the event. Twenty (20) of the best questions will be chosen and those people will be invited with a guest to meet up at a secret location in Southern California, where they will be face to face with Tom to ask their question LIVE during this very special event on April 14.
Each of the winners will also receive a copy of the special limited edition Record Store Day releases of the first two Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers albums on 120-gram colored vinyl which Tom will sign for you at the event – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (on white vinyl) and You’re Gonna Get It! (on blue vinyl).
There will also be a chance to call in with questions during the live broadcast, giving SiriusXM listeners the chance to speak to Tom as well.
Click here to go to the SiriusXM contest page to enter for your chance to win and to see the Official Rules.
SPECIAL CONTEST OFFER FOR HIGHWAY COMPANIONS CLUB MEMBERS ONLY
If you are not a SiriusXM subscriber but you are a member of the Highway Companions Club, you will have a special opportunity to win a trip to Los Angeles (airfare and lodging paid for by the Highway Companions Club) to participate in the April 14 event. Beginning next week, Highway Companions Club members only can submit via the Highway Companions website their questions for Tom in the same way SiriusXM subscribers can submit their questions described above.
One grand prize winner from the Highway Companions Club will be chosen to fly to Los Angeles with a guest and ask Tom a question in person, live on the air. The winner will also receive a copy of the special limited edition Record Store Day releases of the first two Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers albums on 120-gram colored vinyl which Tom will sign for you at the event – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (on white vinyl) and You’re Gonna Get It! (on blue vinyl).
The Highway Companions Club will also choose 5 runner ups who will have the opportunity to attend the taping as members of the studio audience (each with a guest).
Highway Companions members should stay tuned for information on how to enter.
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS' FIRST TWO ALBUMS TO BE RE-RELEASED ON VINYL ONLY ON RECORD STORE DAY (APRIL 16)
If you haven't already heard, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will celebrate Record Store Day on April 16 by re-releasing in limited editions their first two albums on 120-gram colored vinyl. These special editions of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (on white vinyl) and You’re Gonna Get It! (on blue vinyl) will be limited for sale at the 700 independently owned record stores in the USA and hundreds of similar stores internationally. The press run for each album will be 2,500 copies in the USA and Canada and 2,000 copies in Europe and Asia for a total press run of only 4,500 copies worldwide.
For information on where to find these special releases on Record Store Day (April 16), click here.
**Please note: Although these albums are exclusively available at a limited number of independent record stores we have made a special arrangement to provide a small quantity of each album for sale to members of the Highway Companions Club. More information on how to purchase these albums will be sent to Highway Companions Club Members soon.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 22.03.11 11:14. Заголовок: Членам клуба "по..
Членам клуба "попутчиков" можно поучаствовать в мероприятие.
ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO FLY TO LA, MEET TOM PETTY, AND PERSONALLY ASK HIM A QUESTION LIVE ON SIRIUSXM!
HIGHWAY COMPANION CLUB MEMBERS ONLY.
On the evening of April 14, SiriusXM will broadcast a special 2-hour, live event - TOM PETTY'S ULTIMATE BURIED TREASURE - in celebration of Tom Petty's exclusive SiriusXM radio show, now entering its 6th year with new episodes beginning on March 31.
The event will consist of fans personally asking Tom a question about his music/musical career or his radio show, live on the air.
One lucky winner from the Highway Companions Club will be flown to Los Angeles and invited, with a guest, to meet up at the secret taping location where they will be face to face with Tom to ask their question LIVE during this very special event on April 14. The winner will also be able to participate in a special post-taping meet and greet with Tom.
The winning HCC member will also receive a copy of the special limited edition Record Store Day releases of the first two Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers albums on 120-gram colored vinyl which Tom will sign for you at the event - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (on white vinyl) and You're Gonna Get It! (on blue vinyl).
Additionally, five runners up from the Highway Companions Club will have the opportunity to attend the event taping (with guests) as part of the studio audience.
To enter to win, Highway Companions Club members should submit their most creative and insightful questions about Tom's music, musical career, or about his Buried Treasure radio show and the music played on it.
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Том на баскетбольном матче 25 марта 2011
Tom Petty attend a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California
И вот еще нашла упоминание ТР Weekly Juice – Upcoming Sports & Concerts in Los Angeles June 2010 By: Caroline - June 11th, 2010 Filed under: Events & Parties, Los Angeles Scene, Music in L.A., Weekly Juice Add Comment Well, the Lakers and Celtics are once again locked in an epic NBA Final. We have tickets for what could be the final game of the season, this Tuesday June 15th. Also, the sunny summer concert season is finally here and there have been some incredible additions to the calendar including Sting, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Rush, Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Roger Waters Tom Petty and many more! We can get you premium seats at most any event.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 04.04.11 09:59. Заголовок: Tom Petty at Norman&..
Tom Petty at Norman's Rare Guitars
Tom Petty visits Norman's Rare Guitars. Tom and Norman talked about the Mid Night Mission event on May 9th, 2011. They are honoring Tom with the Golden Heart Award.
The Midnight Mission Statement of Purpose
* To offer a bridge to self-sufficiency for homeless people through counseling, education, training and job placement. * To make available the necessities of life to homeless people: food, shelter, clothing, personal hygiene needs, and medical care. * To offer the 12-step approach to recovery. * To serve homeless people with empathy and respect, without sermonizing. * To provide for the homeless as an independent social service agency.
Отправлено: 06.04.11 10:44. Заголовок: Full Catalog Review:..
Full Catalog Review: Tom Petty
Back in 1976, studying the debut album of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, I wondered if the smirking, leatherjacketed, flaxen-haired guy on the cover was a budding punk-rocker (like Johnny Thunders and those other Heartbreakers) or a newfangled classic-rocker. Turns out Petty was both. The combination of his insistent vocals and forward-into-the-past songs with the exceptional talents of the Heartbreakers’ core — lead axman Mike Campbell (a true guitar god) and keyboardist Benmont Tench — has made for one of rock’s most golden catalogs.
Отправлено: 08.04.11 10:00. Заголовок: Rock and roll legend..
Rock and roll legend right here in town
Stan Lynch is St. Augustine’s resident rock star.
Lynch is known for being the drummer of the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. He is a producer and songwriter and in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in Gainesville, Fla., where he began to play the guitar and piano.
He said he thought he would become a guitar player, but he found the drums on accident.
“By junior high, I was fully focused on drums,” he said. “Music was my life. College wasn’t an option.”
In Florida, Lynch joined the bands Styrofoam Soul and Road Turkey. Once he moved to Los Angeles, he got together with other Florida natives to put together Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers in 1976. His favorite thing about that time was “the energy.”
Lynch said he left the band because of conflicts with Tom Petty and moved back to Florida.
“It was time for me to go, “he said. “We both tried very hard…for a long time we worked very hard together. I have great respect for Tom Petty.”
Now, Lynch writes and produces songs in St. Augustine. He said Florida has always been his paradise.
“My family and friends are here,” he said. “Crescent Beach was always heaven to me.”
However, Lynch said St. Augustine is not the best climate for an up and coming artist.
“Head to a thriving, pitiless city and measure the competition,” he said. “See what you’re really up against, the sooner the better.”
Lynch said he spends most evenings in the studio. Also, a couple times a week he said he gives music lessons to children with hopes of breaking into the business.
“If you want to go to Hollywood, It’s straight out I-10, can’t miss it,” he said.
Отправлено: 12.04.11 09:16. Заголовок: Наш коллега Джерри и..
Наш коллега Джерри из Калифорнии,который вообще то ведет блог о Джеффе,купил на заправке следующий диск.
Sleepytime Tunes: Lullaby Trib to Tom Petty
The track list: Free Fallin' I Won't Back Down You Wreck Me Saving Grace Runnin' Down A Dream Here Comes My Girl American Girl Learning To Fly Into The Great Wide Open The Waiting
Приобрести диск,а также послушать отрывки можно на Амазоне.Меня вот заинтересовало,как можно сделать колыбельную из Runnin' Down A Dream,получилось прикольно,только мне думается заснуть под это трудно.
We are happy to announce that TomPetty.com is one of five nominated sites for a prestigious Webby Award in the Celebrity/Fan category.
This nomination is a 'People's Voice Award' meaning, we need your help to win! Webby People's Voice voting starts April 12th and ends April 28, 2011. (If you want to tell a few friends and family so they can vote too, please do!)
Отправлено: 14.04.11 10:11. Заголовок: Сегодня. Tom Petty&..
Tom Petty's Ultimate Buried Treasure LIVE
Tom Petty’s weekly Deep Tracks show Buried Treasure is a very special edition this week, live from a secret location in Southern California. Tom will answer questions from SiriusXM subscribers who submitted questions that were chosen as a part of the Tom Petty’s Ultimate Buried Treasure contest.
Hosted by Meg Griffin on Deep Tracks Thursday, April 14 at 8 pm ET. Rebroadcasts Saturday at 4 am and 10 pm, Sunday at 2 pm, and Monday at 11 am ET.
Я тоже, но первое место идёт с большим отрывом от второго и третьего
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 18.04.11 09:34. Заголовок: Tom Petty Discusses ..
Tom Petty Discusses Influences, Career During SiriusXM Q&A Session
The legendary rock singer answered fan questions with humor and sincerity during the live special, which marked the sixth season of his radio show "Tom Petty's Buried Treasure."
It was a rare case of Tom Petty sweatin’ it.
He had to cover about 35 miles in L.A.’s rush-hour traffic to make the live Q&A session with listeners of his SiriusXM show, “Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure.” Minutes before the 5 p.m. airtime, he strode into the small room at EastWest Studios in Hollywood. Looking dapper but a little frazzled in a gray suit, open shirt and shades, he sat at a desk and put on his headphones.
“We were in Malibu trying to make it across town, and we got a little nervous,” Petty said before the show went live. “We had the radio on, and they said they were starting in 15 minutes.” He paused. “I thought, ‘Maybe not.’ ”
It was the first of many laughs the 60-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer got from the small crowd of about 70 -- contest winners, their guests and a couple dozen others. The satellite radio company staged the April 14 event to celebrate the sixth season of “Buried Treasure,” which launched in December 2004.
The hourlong show is an eclectic mix of music -- “the best in rock, rhythm, and blues,” Petty likes to say -- interspersed with jokey, freestyling banter and knowledge from the longtime rock insider. Playlists are heavy with but hardly limited to early rock ’n’ roll, the British Invasion, garage bands, blues greats, country rock and R&B. Petty said the shows are “very much what you would have heard at my house the night before.”
The contest, dubbed Tom Petty’s Ultimate Buried Treasure, was conducted over two weeks in March. Listeners submitted questions for Petty about his show and/or career, and winners were invited to ask their questions in person. Twenty-one were chosen from more than 3,000 entries.
The Q&A was hosted by Meg Griffin, a 35-year radio veteran -- the past 11 on satellite -- who broke into the business in 1975 at a small station in southeastern New York alongside a young jock named Howard Stern. Throughout the two-hour event, she offered setups that Petty, blessed with an uncanny comedic timing, rolled with. When she noted that his show launched on XM before Bob Dylan’s “Theme Time Radio Hour” did, Petty replied, “Yeah, he copies me.”
When Griffin asked about his musical influences, Petty didn’t hesitate. “AM radio,” he said. “It was a great time for music, and I’m lucky to be born when I was born.” He said the first record he ever bought was “Playboy,” the 1962 pop and R&B hit by the Marvelettes. How did he get money to buy discs back then? “Cashing in Coke bottles,” the Gainesville, Fla., native said. “An LP was three bucks.”
He talked about his briefly held early jobs as a gravedigger – “You didn’t have to look too sharp,” Petty deadpanned -- and a later stint at the University of Florida. There’s a tree on campus dubbed the “Tom Petty Tree” that, according to legend, he planted back then. Petty dispelled that. “I don’t remember planting anything,” he said with a grin. “What I did plant certainly wasn’t at the University of Florida.”
The contest winners’ questions ranged from obvious to insightful, rambling to concise, and often were prefaced by understandable gee-whiz praise and adulation. But Petty -- he of the easy, laid-back, slightly snarky demeanor -- answered them sincerely, sometimes with humor but with genuine thoughtfulness.
One listener asked how Petty got his “badass attitude.” “I got kicked around as a kid, but it was nothing I ever looked for,” he said. Of his move west in search of a recording contract in the 1970s, he said, “I came to L.A. and got a record deal the first week – and it took me years to get out of it.”
Another asked why Petty and the Heartbreakers used Fender amps on their most recent tour instead their usual Vox equipment. Petty said the Fender amps were simply better. “Those Vox, we’ve been playing one since the ’70s,” he said. After a beat, he added, “Uh, I just realized we’re on the radio. But we love Vox!”
After a musical break that featured 1957’s “Lucille” -- which Petty called “the greatest rock ’n’ roll record ever made” -- he mentioned how Little Richard, an ordained minister, officiated at his 2001 wedding to second wife Dana. Griffin said, “That’s the coolest thing I’ve ever heard.” Petty quickly replied, “Well, I’m pretty cool.”
A later musical break featured “The Supernatural” by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, then featuring Peter Green, who Petty called “probably my all-time favorite guitar player.”
One listener phoned from Haiti to ask a question, but the call was lost. When Griffin suggested they go to a musical break, Petty said: “What about that poor girl in Haiti? They’ve had it rough down there.” (She later called back and repeatedly thanked Petty for his contributions to the quake-relief effort. During the band’s Mojo tour, all front-row seats were auctioned off, with the proceeds going to Haiti.)
He got very serious, though, when asked separately about Johnny Cash and George Harrison, one-time idols who became his friends. Of the latter, his erstwhile Traveling Wilburys bandmate, he said, “He was a lovely guy, and I miss him very much.” Recalling rehearsals for the 2002 Concert for George benefit in London, Petty said, “There’s nothing like working on a Beatles song with Paul McCartney sitting there watching you.”
Petty was asked if he ever feels his music has been “borrowed” by other acts. “All the time!” he said. “And I don’t have to tell you who they are. But I’m such a nice guy; I never sued anybody. I wouldn’t mind a point or two.”
He also talked about his early days and 2009 reunion with Mudcrutch; how Don Felder did not teach him how to play guitar – as the former Eagle claimed in his 2009 memoir – but did teach him the piano; his latest album, the return-to-roots “Mojo”; how he was blessed that he “got to know everyone who I really admired – except Elvis”; and how much he enjoys doing “Buried Treasure,” sharing his favorite songs and artists with people who otherwise might not hear them.
“A lot of time goes into putting together a radio show to make the music flow,” he said.
Responding to a listener’s question/gripe about how today’s music is simply not as good as that of the 1960s and ’70s, Petty cited a number of reasons including how physical product has given way to the download era -- “If I hear something I like, I go out and pay for that record” -- and the rise of singing-competitions on TV. “People now think about getting on a game show and getting famous. ... We care so much about our [concerts], and we work so hard on it.”
He added: “We still don’t have corporate sponsors on our tours. We’re brought to you by you.”
“Tom Petty’s Ultimate Buried Treasure” repeats at 8 a.m. PT April 18 on the Deep Tracks station (XM channel 40, Sirius 16).
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The 2011 Golden Heart Awards
The Golden Heart Award is annually presented by The Midnight Mission to those who have demonstrated a compassion for the disadvantaged in the Los Angeles community, and who have made a commitment to helping people transform their lives.
The 2011 distinguished Golden Heart Award honorees include The Edison, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Tom and Dana Petty. These supporters fully embody the spirit of the Golden Heart Award and it is The Mission's immense honor to present them with the award at the annual star-studded gala ceremony on May 9, 2011 at The Beverly Hilton.
The Edison, a unique and intriguing entertainment space in downtown Los Angeles, is a place where history comes to life. Patrons of The Edison can enjoy the craftsmanship and design left by generations of artisans past, as well as delicious food and beverages in a lively atmosphere. The Edison is a consummate partner in addressing the issue of homelessness and poverty in Los Angeles by providing monetary support, in-kind gifts, and countless volunteer hours by executive staff and employees.
Sony Pictures Entertainment's motion picture, television, computer entertainment, music and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment and technology companies in the world. This honoree's commitment to helping The Midnight Mission raise funds and awareness is only surpassed by their volunteerism efforts. From serving meals year round to ensuring the needs of families in transition are met, Sony is committed to helping The Midnight Mission help the homeless.
Grammy Winner, Tom Petty is the front man and songwriter for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the rock band known for their many hits including one of their most well-known songs from the late 1970s, "Breakdown." Tom, and his wife Dana, are generous supporters of Mission programs and in 2008 hosted a concert to benefit The Midnight Mission.
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DEL SHANNON- "OUT OF TIME"
BACKED BY TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS, DEL SINGS A COVER OF THE GREAT ROLLING STONES SONG
Tom Petty produced this 1981 album that this song appeared on. It came from Shannon's Drop Down and Get Me album produced by Tom Petty. The album took two nearly years to record and featured Tom / Heartbreakers backing Shannon. It's a nice song, and you can hear Tom in backing vocals. This would be around the time Tom stole Howie.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 21.04.11 09:44. Заголовок: Living legends of ro..
Living legends of rock
Это на портале MSN.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Guitarist-singer-songwriter Tom Petty began playing with the Heartbreakers in 1976, the year they released their first self-titled album. The disc contains the band's first hit, "Breakdown," and they've been creating hits such as "The Waiting," "Free Fallin'," and "American Girl" ever since. Petty also collaborated with Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and George Harrison to create The Traveling Wilburys.
Впечатления участника встречи с Томом на СириусФМ.
POP GOES THE CULTURE: Meeting Tom Petty like running down a dream
It is said you should never meet your idol because you'll only wind up being disappointed. Of course that's all well and good when talking about someone else's idol, but when it came to meeting the subject of my own hero worship I was more than willing to tell those who espouse such words of wisdom where to stick it. I was going to meet Tom Petty!
As long as I can remember having an opinion about music, I've loved Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. This opinion only deepened during my adolescence when the band's straightforward lyrics and driving guitar riffs offered some clarity amidst a confusing haze of breakups, acne and bad hair choices.
Even as I got older I kept coming back to Petty and his Heartbreakers and finding that the music still fit. With a rhythm that is classic, comfortable and never out of style, Tom Petty is the blue jeans of rock 'n roll.
So when SiriusXM announced a contest where a few lucky fans would get the opportunity to meet Petty in person, I barely hesitated in submitting my entry.
Fans from all around the country were asked to enter questions they would ask Petty if given the chance. Those who asked what was deemed one of the best 21 questions would get to fly to Hollywood to ask their question in person as a part of a live radio show.
A forklift was required to lift my jaw of the floor when I received the news that my rambling question, which inquired about Petty's working relationship with the Heartbreakers, had been selected.
With less than a week to make travel arrangements, ask off from work and beg my sister-in-law to watch our kids, my wife, Julie, and I somehow found ourselves on a plane bound for Los Angeles on April 14.
After acquiring our rental car, we located the nearest In-N-Out Burger and then drove to Hollywood. After experiencing the weather in L.A., it is clear why so many people live there. And after an hour-and-a-half in traffic, it is clear why so many people vow to never come back.
Still we arrived in plenty of time and even had a couple of hours to kill, so we played tourist along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, complete with a visit to Grauman's Chinese Theater, where I discovered John Wayne had surprisingly small feet. Who knew?
Anyway, we got to the studio where we mixed and mingled with the other contest winners. While Julie and I weren't the youngest people there, we comfortably fell into the lower quarter of the age bracket, which I suppose is to be expected for an artist that burst on the scene way back in 1978.
We were ushered into the studio, which in spite of being the site of a visual-free radio broadcast was bathed in the unearthly mood-lighting of pink bulbs and blacklights. We sat in three rows of chairs in the order we would be asking our questions.
In front of us on a hastily constructed stage sat a small table and two chairs where Petty and host Meg Griffin, a renowned East Coast DJ, would sit. We all sat quietly, buzzing on the vibes of our good fortune when, with only moments to spare, in strolled the man of the hour wearing a tan suit and yellow-tinted sunglasses.
The show began almost immediately and for the next two hours we asked our questions and Petty answered with as much grace, humor and thoughtfulness as he could muster. Granted, it wasn't exactly a Frost/Nixon level of interrogation as we were all adoring fan boys (and girls), but it was a surprisingly insightful and candid interview.
When the time came for me to ask my question, I wasn't as nervous as I had anticipated, but when I sat down to hear his response I was absolutely flabbergasted to be making eye contact (OK, eye to sunglasses contact) with a rock legend while repeatedly thinking, "Oh, my god, Tom Petty is talking TO ME!" I had to listen to the rebroadcast of the show to actually hear his answer.
After the broadcast came to an end, each winner was given vinyl reissues of Petty's first two albums and we lined up for our personal meet-and-greet in the same way eager 8-year-olds line up to meet Santa Claus.
When our time came, I stepped up on stage, shook his hand and glanced over at my wife, usually the calm, cool and collected one, and saw her transformed into a giddy teenager. This made me nearly has happy as meeting Petty himself.
He signed our albums, posed for a picture and chatted with us about the show last summer in St. Louis where his guitarist Mike Campbell passed out onstage from the heat. Petty was suddenly remarkably ordinary. Here he was, a dude the same age as my dad, and we were talking about how hot St. Louis is in August. In a weird way, this made him even more awesome.
The very next day we were headed back home and as I looked out of my window seat down into the Grand Canyon, I thought about how surreal the whole thing had been. Here was a man who had been a part of my life for an amount of time I could now count in decades and yet for only five brief minutes did I actually become a part of his life.
When I considered how blessed I was to have that five minutes to tell him how meaningful his music had been to me, it really brought home how one-sided the artist/fan relationship really is.
And yet what also became clear was the shocking realization that I didn't really love Tom Petty. The man I met was just a guy. A stranger. A dude who pays his taxes, gets indigestion and gripes about the weather.
It is his music that I love and the man is just the messenger. But still, we almost never get to thank the messenger for the art we love the most and that is what I treasure most about meeting Tom Petty. OK. That and the autographed records.
Отправлено: 25.04.11 08:44. Заголовок: Tom Answers More of ..
Tom Answers More of Your Questions
Last week Tom Petty participated in a Q+A with fans as part of SiriusXM's Ultimate Buried Treasure Contest
One lucky member of the Highway Companions Club was selected to fly to Los Angeles with a guest and participate in the taping by asking Tom a question about his career or Buried Treasure Show, live on the air. The winner also got to meet Tom after the taping.
The winning HCC member was Susan Molls of Turtle Lake, WI and her question for Tom was:
"If Mudcrutch had made a successful first album, back when you started your recording career, and stayed together, do you think you would have made the same music as you did with The Heartbreakers?"
Here are the 5 runners-up questions and Tom's answers
Отправлено: 27.04.11 10:12. Заголовок: Famous "Tom"..
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 04.05.11 11:46. Заголовок: О чудо.На Серебряном..
О чудо.На Серебряном Дожде завели Тома,которого отродясь там не было,причем это было даже не по чей то заявке - Last Dance to Mary Jane.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 10.05.11 09:44. Заголовок: Jam With Tom Petty ..
Jam With Tom Petty
For the guitarist among our readers, Lick Library have released the latest in their Guitar Tuition series: Jam with Tom Petty double DVD and CD set.
The new DVD features over three hours of guitar workshop tutorials in a collection of classic Tom Petty tracks that covers a period of over fifteen years of solo and Heartbreakers music brought to you by top guitar tutor Danny Gill.
Also included is a CD of professionally recorded guitar jam tracks for each song allowing you to play along with a full session band!
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are acknowledged as a world-class outfit whose members are able to blend an array of musical styles and create their own distinctive sound in the process. The bands virtuoso guitarist Mike Campbell has been the back bone of these magical pieces of music. He is noted for his ability to play incredibly melodic tunes whilst never wasting a note, often using two or three strings at a time instead of the more conventional one string at a time.
Jam with Tom Petty (RRP £27.99) – brings you seven classic Tom Petty tracks which includes the fast and urgent American Girl, full of great jangling guitar riffs, followed by the track Refugee. The next lesson features the track Here Comes My Girl from the breakthrough hit 1979 album 'Damn the Torpedoes'. Danny then takes a look at the critically acclaimed Free Fallin', a huge anthem, and one of Tom Petty's most famous tracks and Runnin' Down A Dream, from Tom's first solo album. Next comes the very popular Learning To Fly, a deceptively simple song with a unique structure based on only four simple chords, F, C, A minor and G. Last but not least is Mary Jane's Last Dance, known for its fuzzy guitar solo.
This guitar tuition DVD is presented by the multitalented Danny Gill. A versatile guitar player, tutor and songwriter, whose cool calm approach helps you understand each section as he breaks each track down into its component parts and will help you learn how to achieve that distinctive Tom Petty sound. Even better you can easily see what both hands are doing on the guitar with the split screen a standard feature of all Lick Library DVDs, plus you can watch any part of each lesson or track again and again through the easy to use menu navigation.
Отправлено: 16.05.11 11:04. Заголовок: Tom Petty Worried ..
Tom Petty Worried 'Idol' Winners Will Be Eaten Alive by Music IndustryBy Hollie McKay
Published May 13, 2011 | FoxNews.com
After more than three decades of hit making, Tom Petty is one of rock and roll's ultimate survivors. But in today’s world of instant stardom, Petty wonders whether singers that win shows like “American Idol” might actually be missing out on the most valuable industry training of all – the slog.
“The only bad about [winning record contracts] is all the training you get while you work your way up. We came up in increments – you got a gig, then you got a bigger gig, then you got a record contract bit-by-bit,” Petty told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “We’re into instant gratification. They want to be stars right away. So what we’ll have to see is how many of them are around in 30 years, and how they’ll handle that.”
The 60-year-old musician and his wife, Dana Petty, were being honored at The Midnight Mission’s Golden Heart Awards in Beverly Hills for their dedication in helping the many homeless people in Los Angeles over the years.
“I’m a very blessed person so I feel it’s important to give something back and I like this particular charity because it’s for everyone and it offers a hand to anyone under any condition on the street,” he said. “It’s called ‘On the Cracks.’ It’s really simple stuff and I’m just trying to raise awareness, do what I can, and maybe I can inspire somebody else to do what they can.”
Speaking of inspiration, Petty had the fortunate of meeting his inspiration, Elvis Presley, when he was just a little boy. “That was just a really impressive thing, I think was only 10 and Elvis was pretty larger than life,” Petty continued. “It was 1961 so he was bigger than life and inspired me. I bought a few records and after that I caught the bug, the rock n’ roll bug.”
And 50 years later, he's still got it.
“I’m always playing a gig and that’s never stopped yet. Pretty much the same M.O.,” Petty said. “I just want to live and be happy and continue to do what I’m doing. I’ve been greatly rewarded so I am humbled.”
Petty, who is in between albums right now – certainly paid his dues in the beginning, working random “mainstream” jobs while trying to make ends meet in the more “unconventional” music arena. His worst job?
“I was a gravedigger,” he admitted. “Just briefly.”
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 30.05.11 09:26. Заголовок: На трубе уже стали в..
На трубе уже стали выкладывать полноразмерное видео.
Tom Petty 30th Anniversary Concert
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: September 21, 2006 Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville Florida.
Setlist: 01. Listen To Her Heart- 0:30 02. Mary Jane's Last Dance- 4:25 03. I Won't Back Down- 11:25 04. Free Fallin'- 15:05 05. Saving Grace- 21:15 06. I'm A Man- 26:10 07. Oh Well- 28:45 08. Handle With Care- 33:15 09. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (with Stevie Nicks)- 39:45 10. I Need To Know (with Stevie Nicks)- 44:52 11. It's Good To Be King- 48:07 12. Down South- 1:00:35 13. Southern Accents- 1:05:10 14. Insider (with Stevie Nicks)- 1:10:50 15. Learning To Fly- 1:15:50 16. Don't Come Around Here No More- 1:20:48 17. Runnin' Down A Dream- 1:27:30 18. You Wreck Me- 1:34:32 19. Mystic Eyes- 1:40:30 20. American Girl- 1:49:30
Отправлено: 15.06.11 09:25. Заголовок: Отрывок из интервью ..
Отрывок из интервью с Миком от 1979 года.Вот,что он говорил о Томе:
Jagger: The music’s rehearsed a lot. You see, all people think about is, they think, in rock ‘n’ roll, they get the music off right and they think it’s okay standing, looking macho. Well, it’s not. That’s boring. If you want to be a performer you’ve got to do a lot more work than that. Obviously the music’s got to be right. But you’re not playing in a recording studio. You’ve got to go out there and entertain and all that. It’s too much improvisation in rock ‘n’ roll. That’s what’s wrong with it. People think it’s enough just to stand there, and for most it is enough. I think it’s amazing that people put up with it.
High Times: Well, Tom Petty gets up there and just stands there and just sings his songs.
Jagger: Does he really? I’ve never seen him. I like the record.
High Times: Oh, I love him. I love to watch him ‘cause he just emanates charisma.
Jagger: Yeah, but if you’ve got that thing, "emanates charisma" -- put that down in journalistic, cliché claptrap. (Laughs.)
High Times: No, I was going to say them both in two sentences, but he emanates sex and has a lot of charisma just by standing there.
Jagger: I know what you mean. I’d suck his cock afterwards. (Laughter.)
High Times: He might give you a hard on, I don’t know. (Laughter.) No, he’s real sweet.
Jagger: Does he give you a hard-on? (Leers.)
High Times: Yeah, he does.
Jagger: Do you get a hard on just watching the guy standing there? I just think -- I don’t mean it too sexually, I must admit. I forget about that, you know. I don’t think about the sexual part of it very much. I mean, not when I’m onstage. I just start rubbing my cock, say I’ve got to do this. I’ve seen other people do it.
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Taylor Swift Scribbles Tom Petty Lyrics on Her Arm
Taylor Swift showed up on stage with some more ink on her arm! The pop star performed in Columbus, Ohio as part of her Speak Now tour and showed up in a sexy gold gown and her guitar, but it was the writing down her left arm that caught our attention!
Though she’s been known to write her lyrics on her arm throughout this tour, the words tend to change.
Her arm read: “And for one desperate moment there, he crept back in her memory.” The country crooner also had this written on her arm a few days prior when she performed in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on June 2. This is a lyric from Tom Petty‘s song “American Girl.”
Отправлено: 23.06.11 14:47. Заголовок: North American syndi..
North American syndicated Rock radio show 'In The Studio' celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 'Into The Great Wide Open'.
Coming off his massively successful solo album 'Full Moon', 'Into The Great Wide Open' would be a reunion of sorts with the Heartbreakers, which spawned two Billboard # 1 rock singles "Learning To Fly" and "Out In The Cold" Show producer/host Redbeard speaks to Tom Petty about his mindset for this album. "I don't want to put any restrictions whatsoever on what we do now, musically", remarks Petty. "It still fascinates me that you can pick up the guitar and sit for a few hours and find some tune you never knew existed." To find out where to hear this show, or to stream the interview ONLINE, visit: www.inthestudio.net
As you will hear in this weekЃfs classic rock interview with Tom Petty, two significant events informed the songwriting on 1991ЃЊs Into the Great Wide Open , Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersЃe first post-Traveling Wilburys/Full Moon Fever effort with his own band. First,Tom turned forty. ЃgIЃfll probably look back at this as some kind of mid-life crisis album,Ѓh Petty chuckles ,Ѓhand go ,ЃfGod, I shouldЃfve just lightened up ! ShouldЃfve had a drink and forgot about it !Ѓf But I suppose IЃfm just working a lot of things out.ItЃfs very hard living your life as we have in tour buses and airplanes for all of this time. I think when I turned 40 I kinda did , as most people do, get a little reflective about ЃeWhere have we been?And where are we going?Ѓf And you do kind of realize that ,Ѓf Gee, twenty more and IЃfm outta here !Ѓf So you do take stock of that , you do.Ѓh
The second significant factor was that the songs for Into the Great Wide Open were written with a pre-9/11 perspective during Desert Storm Gulf War 1,which disturbed long-dormant feelings in Tom as well as many others who came of age during the nationЃfs lengthy , deadly, ill-advised Viet Nam War . Ѓh As I wrote this album , we went to war , and there were a few anxious moments there when you feel very vulnerable to people who are running the planet . Can those people just blow me up ? Yes they can ! And it was a very hard , painful thing to go through , the war was . I had extremely mixed emotions , I never felt good about it . And of course I support the troops , but I felt terrible about the fact that , in this day and age, that weЃfre still barbaric enough to roll out and kill thousands of peopleЃcЃeDark of the SunЃe was one written during that period of the (Gulf) war . When I watched the oil fires in Kuwait, I had the image of the dark of the sunЃcimagining if it had been Indianapolis where the oil fires were burning , or Cincinnati, or Los Angeles instead of Kuwait on CNN . Ѓg-Redbeard
Спасибо! Интересный материал. Я по-новому взглянул на Into The Great Wide Open.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 27.06.11 14:13. Заголовок: Larry Crowne Soundtr..
Larry Crowne Soundtrack Includes Tunes by Tom Petty, Electric Light Orchestra, Smokey Robinson
Songs by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and the Electric Light Orchestra are among the eclectic sampling of tunes featured on the soundtrack to the new Tom Hanks-Julia Roberts romantic comedy, Larry Crowne. The 13-track album, which will be released this Tuesday, three days before the film hits theaters, includes two cuts by Petty & the Heartbreakers: "Listen to Her Heart" and "Walls (No. 3)," as well as the solo Petty classic "Runnin' Down a Dream." ELO also contributes a pair of songs to the disc, "Hold On Tight" and "Calling America." Among the soundtrack's other offerings are Billy Squier's breakout 1981 hit "The Stroke" and Smokey Robinson's 1979 slow jam "Cruisin'."
Here is the entire Larry Crowne soundtrack song list:
1. Electric Light Orchestra, "Hold On Tight" 2. Tom Petty, "Runnin' Down a Dream" 3. Swingfly, "Something's Got Me Started" 4. Billy Squier, "The Stroke" 5. Sky Ferreira, "Obsession" 6. Electric Light Orchestra, "Calling America" 7. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, "Listen to Her Heart" 8. Smokey Robinson, "Cruisin'" 9. Tyler Hilton, "Faithful" 10. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, "Walls (No. 3)" 11. Jarrod Gorbel, "I'll Do Better" 12. Gigi, "The Hundredth Time" 13. James Newton Howard, "French Toast"
Отправлено: 27.06.11 17:27. Заголовок: Надо же, песни Тома ..
Надо же, песни Тома и Джеффа вновь сошлись вместе на одном CD.
Откуда: РФ, Санкт-Петербург
Отправлено: 27.06.11 19:39. Заголовок: :sm36: ..
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 28.06.11 11:27. Заголовок: At Least Michele Bac..
At Least Michele Bachmann Didn't Use Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down'
Michele Bachmann's official announcement Monday of her bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination ended with the 1970s song "American Girl" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
That musical choice by her campaign is worth noting, if for no other reason, because of what happened during the 2000 presidential race when another Republican presidential candidate used a popular Petty song.
Petty told the campaign of then-candidate George W. Bush campaign to stop using his rock hit of defiance and courage: "I Won't Back Down" which politicians and sports teams have been wearing out for years. (A blog post on Denver Westword lists a few examples where politicians have gotten crosswise of the owners of hit songs.)
The rocker's music publisher Wixen Music Publishing Inc., wrote the Bush campaign saying demanding that it cease playing the famous song. "...The impression that you and your campaign have been endorsed by Tom Petty, which is not true," the letter said, according to a Rolling Stone report.
Petty later showed up at the vice president's official residence the night Al Gore conceded for the political version of an Irish wake that featured other iconic superstars —Jon BonJovi and Stevie Wonder.
Отправлено: 30.06.11 11:57. Заголовок: То же самое,что в ве..
То же самое,что в верхней статье,но по русски.Интересно,что сообщение появилось на ленте.
Том Петти запретил Мишель Бахман использовать свою песню
Музыкант и певец Том Петти запретил использовать свою песню "American Girl" в предвыборной кампании Мишель Бахман, сообщает The Hollywood Reporter.
Член Конгресса США Мишель Бахман официально объявила о том, что поборется за пост президента страны, в понедельник, 13 июня. Бахман является одним из фаворитов так называемой "Чайной партии" (Tea Party), объединяющей наиболее консервативное правое крыло республиканцев. После выступления Бахман в качестве отбивки включили вышеупомянутую песню Петти. Эта композиция входила в дебютный альбом возглавляемого Томом проекта Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Пластинка была издана еще в 1976 году.
Петти остался недоволен тем, что Бахман выбрала его песню. Менеджер исполнителя заявил, что в ближайшее время Том отправит кандидату в президенты письмо-предупреждение. Отметим, что в 2008 году песню "American Girl" использовала в своей предвыборной кампании Хиллари Клинтон, представлявшая демократов. Тогда возражений от Петти не последовало.
В 2000 году Петти также запретил использовать песню "I Won't Back Down" в предвыборной кампании Джорджа Буша, представителя Республиканской партии. В подготовленном издателем музыканта письме говорилось, что использование композиции может расцениваться как поддержка Томом кандидата, что не соответствует действительности.
Dia Frampton and Coach Blake Shelton Take On Tom Petty Tune on ‘The Voice’
Dia Framptonand her coach, country star Blake Shelton, performed the Tom Petty song ‘I Won’t Back Down’ as their duet on the final competition show of ‘The Voice‘ tonight.
“It’s the perfect song to sing on this last show,” said Frampton of the Tom Petty tune prior to the performance. “‘I’ll stand my ground’ is the perfect last lyric I’ll want to finish on.”
“I remember when I had that look on my face that Dia has when she comes out there,” Shelton said of Frampton’s eagerness. “I probably lost that along the way somewhere, and she’s helping me find it again.”
For the performance, the two appeared playing guitars while wearing matching black suits and Ray-Ban sunglasses — looking like characters out of a Quentin Tarantino movie. Dia tackled the first verse, delivering the tune with a raspy sweetness. Shelton then showed of his powerful country twang on the second verse.
The pair shared vocal duties on the chorus and even threw in a little bit of matching choreography with a couple of head nods here and there. It was a nice performance that showed off Frampton’s confident ability to not over-sing, and Shelton’s restrained country crooning.
In an effort to further promote the message of love, peace, and the type of compassion intrinsic to all dedicated liberals, Alec Baldwin, a paunchy comedian with anger issues, called attention to what he feels is Michele Bachmann’s inability to articulate by inarticulately spewing obscenities in the Minnesota congresswoman’s direction by way of Twitter.
Within seconds of Michele announcing she’d decided to launch a bid for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, it became clear that not one iota of liberal negativity toward conservatives has abated.
Over the past few days, the rock world has joined the fun by publicly stepping forward in an effort to send a message to the latest object of targeted political ridicule, Michele Bachmann. The goal is to drive home the point that liberal rock musicians disapprove of both Bachmann’s politics and her audacity in thinking she actually has a chance to send honorary rock star Barack Obama back to Chicago.
Following Alec Baldwin’s Twitter tirade, Tom Petty, a Mad Hatter in sunglasses, decided it was his turn to deny Bachmann, without explanation, the use of one of his hit songs. Petty is so anti-GOP he forbade Michele Bachmann from playing “American Girl” as a musical backdrop to her announcement to run for president.
Apparently, the last thing Tom Petty wants to be associated with is writing the signature anthem that could accompany a female Republican candidate on the trip from Minnesota to the White House. So, to prevent that from happening, the rocker sent a three-word message to Michele: “Cease and desist.”
It’s doubtful that Tom Petty would decline $275 per person ticket proceeds based on who concertgoers supported in the last election. Yet, rock musicians who refuse, due to partisan politics, to let conservative candidates use songs for campaign backdrops forget that many of their fans are conservatives.
It’s no secret: Tom Petty isn’t a fan of the Right. When George W. Bush ran for governor of Texas, the genial GWcomplimented the songwriter by using “I Won’t Back Down” as a campaign song. The unappreciative Petty had his publisher warn the campaign that using the ballad could send a false impression (Heaven forbid) that Petty endorsed Bush, and ordered the gubernatorial team to pull the song.
Tom Petty is one of a large herd of liberal singers and songwriters who sell their wares like capitalists on steroids to anyone and everyone, but when a conservative candidate identifies with one of their songs, out of fear of being perceived as leaning to the right hawkers of concert T-shirts and tacky glassware suddenly become all partisan and possessive.
Yet when Democrats like Black Socks Spitzer of New York and John “My-Wife-Has-Cancer-While-I’m-Having-an-Affair” Edwards used Heartbreaker music as campaign anthems, Tom the Petty fully endorsed both Lotharios using the extremely apropos “Won’t Back Down” ditty.
The “You Can Call Me Al” and “Don’t Stop” crews are proud to have signature songs associated with Al “Crazed Sex Poodle” Gore and impeached adulterer Bill Clinton, but Sarah Palin shaking hands and hugging babies in time to “Barracuda” irked female rock group Heart so much that the duo threatened a lawsuit if Sarah didn’t pick another tune.
Truth is, in the world of rock and roll, the liberal malady is endemic. In the 1980’s, Bruce Springsteen took on the Gipper over Reagan’s use of the song “Born in the USA.” During the 2004 presidential election, in an effort to save the USA from a second Bush term, Bruce partnered with über-liberal left-wing group MoveOn.org to headline a star-studded caravan of whiners in a Vote for Change Tour.
The 2004 MoveOn.org/rock-and-roll effort failed and Bush won reelection, which proves there are more Republican voters than liberals realize. If, as a group, conservatives boycotted downloading music from iTunes and stopped buying concert tickets, many artists who feel comfortable insulting Republicans for sport would definitely take a hit in the pocketbook.
Then again, one has to wonder if someone like Bruce Springsteen even comprehends the concept that the people he slurs with his political invectives have the monetary power to affect The Boss’s bottom line. After all, didn’t Springsteen say Obama “speaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my music for the past 35 years”?
Even still, the liberal Step Away From the Song list goes on and on: Pretty boy Jon Bon Jovi told Sarah Palin not to use “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.” The Foo Fighters and Van Halen dissed John McCain; Bruce Hornsby felt Sean Hannity’s use of his song “The Way it Is” shouldn’t be the way it is; and rock group Rush informed Rand Paul he’s no “Tom Sawyer.”
By now, Republicans should know better than to provide ammunition for the left by failing to stringently follow copyright laws and respect property ownership rights. Yet, a politically partisan situation still presents an opportunity to learn a profound lesson for those on both sides of the political aisle.
Liberal musicians should understand that having a fan base largely made up of those without the ability to pay $1.99 to download a song or lay out close to three bills for a concert ticket isn’t going to ensure their rock star lifestyle for very long.
For those heartbroken by Petty Heartbreaker, conservatives must take their eyes off the “Yes We Can” free-for-all where liberal politicians sway and wave in time to music amidst showers of balloons filled to capacity with Democrat hot air. It’s time to realize the same standard does not and will never apply to Grand Ole or Tea Party candidates. Just because liberal musicians become gazillionaires with the help of Republican fans doesn’t mean those same rich rock stars will show appreciation by treating conservative candidates with respect.
For those on the right, the salient point is this: liberal politicians are never denied rights to artists’ theme songs; quite the contrary, they are encouraged to use them. Conservatives politicians should not be so naïve as to assume similar rules apply to the likes of Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann.
With that in mind, Bachmann and Harley-riding Barracuda Palin should rethink forgoing the mud wrestling fight Michele claims the media is itching for and hit the ring to work out which lady will seek permission to claim Carrie Underwood’s “All-American Girl” and whose anthem will ultimately be conservative rocker Kid Rock’s “Born Free.”
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Stevie Nicks’ New Single ‘For What It’s Worth’ Inspired by Tour With Tom Petty
Rock and roll gypsy Stevie Nicks revealed that the inspiration behind her new single ‘For What It’s Worth’ stems from a summer’s worth of touring with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
Nicks continues to bask in the glow of the positive reception for her latest album ‘In Your Dreams,’ and the release of this single ties in nicely with her upcoming August tour dates. Stevie calls the summer touring with Petty, which birthed ‘For What it’s Worth’ “the best summer of my life,” adding, “You can interpret that any way you like.”
Nicks is also very proud of her new album, which she says “feels like the best thing I’ve ever done.”
In conversation with the Telegraph, Nicks also details the first time that she ever met Janis Joplin: “when I first saw Janis she was very angry. The first band had run over time, and she came on stage screaming, scared me to death. I was hiding behind the amps. She told them to get the you-know-what off her you-know-what stage. And they wrapped it up!”
Continuing to recall the moment, Stevie moves the timeline forward twenty minutes to when Janis came on-stage, wearing “silky bell bottoms, a beautiful top, lots of gorgeous jewelry, feathers in her crazy big natural hair. Lots of attitude, arrogance, the crowd in the palm of her hand.”
Taken by the spectacle, Nicks was, again, inspired by Joplin: “I learned that to make it as a female musician in a man’s world is gonna be tough, and you need to keep your head held high.” But Jimi Hendrix was also highly influential on her development, making a major contribution by teaching Nicks, in her words, “Grace and humility.”
Previously, Nicks spoke about other important influences, including Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Joni Mitchell. Grab some more knowledge on the “Gold Dust Woman” via our list of 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Stevie Nicks.
Отправлено: 11.07.11 10:01. Заголовок: Интервью Тома от 197..
Интервью Тома от 1977 года.
The following interview was originally published in the first issue of FFanzeen (issue dated 7/7/77).
I had done a few interviews for groups that were handled by Shelter Records, and the staff was quite excited about a new, freshman album that was about to come out by a yet-unknown Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. They gave me an advance copy of the first album, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. While it didn’t bowl me over, I enjoyed the quirkiness of it, a feeling which would not be repeated for following albums when the group became the musical mid-ground between John Cougar Mellencamp and Bob Dylan, both of whom would profit from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ success. The first album was sharp and its minimalist production, reminiscent of the Modern Lovers’ earliest recordings. Songs were based on minor keys and about a wider range of subject matter than just “love / hate”. The two best cuts were also the two hits from the album, “Breakdown,” and especially “American Girl.”
The publicity machine let me know that Petty would be playing at CBGB and I could be on the guest list, so I headed on down to the showcase. No one that I asked was interested in going to see the weekday show with me, since Petty was a total unknown. The place was filled with suits and very few of the public, who were possibly turned off by seeing all the aforementioned corporate types, or the lack of product by the artist. They weren’t a New York band, so they had no following here. I sat in front, which was easy since the record and publicity cogs circled the bar like flies on shit. I had my instamatic camera and took some slides to record the moment.
Soon afterwards, I was able to catch Tom Petty and his band again (and again be on the guest list) for his show at the Bottom Line, where he opened for Roger McGuinn. Originally I wasn’t going to go, but I thought it would be cool to see McGuinn, whom I had never seen perform before. It is very rare to find a rock writer / critic / reviewer / fan who will admit they want to get on a band’s guest list to actually see the group sharing the bill. It was actually a strange billing since McGuinn had just released a cover of “American Girl.” Both of them sang it during their own sets (and with different arrangements).
The day after the McGuinn show, I interview Petty. I dragged Alan Abramowitz along. Petty had two interviews before mine (also college writers, I believe), until finally it was our turn into the conference chamber. You would think that for someone who was facing only his third interview, Petty would be excited and into it. Well, if he was, he sure didn’t give any indication. He just droned, in that nasal voice, and went on like we were more in his way than trying to get us on his side, something that might help get a favorable article and serve to produce fans. He sat there and talked with a monotone, giving the impression he was thinking more about doing something else, like his laundry, than being in the moment. As this interview shows, as short as it was, Petty was egocentric and self-important, even back then. When asked a question, he’d follow his own course, whether connected or not; and when asked to clarify, he’d just go on without even realizing anyone else besides his voice was in the room. All in all, he was quite boring. In fact, after a few minutes, Alan fell asleep in the corner, and began to loudly snore. I envied him. I don’t believe that Petty was purposely trying to be nasty in any way, he was just highly involved with himself. That is why I gave the piece its title.
Although Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are considered a West Coast band, they have been fairly well accepted by the rockers on both coasts. They’ve played on the same bill with such groups as Blondie and the Runaways. When I interviewed them last March 8, 1977, they were playing the Bottom Line with Roger McGuinn. They had played at CBGB a few months past. They have a definite rock’n’roll sound that, to some, may take some getting into (remember the first time you heard Television?).
While doing this interview, I kept getting the feeling that, at times, Petty wasn’t listening to what either I, or he himself, was saying. You may catch this on some of the answers. Despite this, I feel that, in most cases, Petty answered to the best of his ability.
FFanzeen: With all the names for the music being played these days, what do you call what you play?
Tom Petty: We just consider ourselves a rock’n’roll band.
FF: Have you seen any other New York bands when you were here?
Petty: Yeah, I’ve seen, well, I just played in L.A. with Blondie for four nights. I saw the Ramones. I haven’t seen a lot of them but I have a friend here [in New York] at Sire Records who sends me a lot of records for me to hear so I’ve heard some of it. I’m not really aware of it. No, we’re not trying to jump in on that one. We’re a young rock’n’roll band and that’s it. Gene Benson was punk as far as – I mean, he was probably more punk than the Ramones are. So was Elvis.
FF: When you played New York, did you find that anyone got confused between Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and [Johnny Thunders and] the Heartbreakers?
Petty: Yeah, the first time we came here we didn’t know about that band for a long time. We heard about it right before we played CBGB’s; that there was another local band called the Heartbreakers. But by that time, I said, I haven’t heard them to this day, and, well, ours is Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and they can’t get too confused, and sorry and all that but we ain’t gonna change our name or nothing. That’s really a New York problem. It doesn’t come up everywhere.
FF: How did you like playing CBGB’s?
Petty: Good gig. When we came that time, we wanted to play the street place, you know. All I said about New York is “Alright, I’ll play there, but I don't want to go to the Bottom Line, come on with a big press party, and I hate that sort of thing. It just ain’t my nature. I’d like to play the street place where the kids go.” Went there and all the press came.
FF: You picked a bad night, a Tuesday night.
Petty: Yeah, it was a lot of fun. I enjoyed it. I met a lot of people here and it was a really good couple of days. I like New York.
FF: Did you like playing the Bottom Line?
Petty: Yeah, I had a great time. I think, you know, that the audience, they weren’t quite ready for what happened on the first show, for either show, but coaxed with it, ya know, they dug it. I could tell they dug it. They were with us.
FF: Are you on tour now?
Petty: I’ve been on tour about at least five weeks and I’m gonna be out for another two months. We were with the Runaways the night before we were with McGuinn. Roger was a strong influence on me when he was with the Byrds. They were some of the first records I ever bought. I met him in L.A. I like him, I really do. He’s a cool cat. No matter what he does, I dig him. He’s a legend, ya know? Roger McGuinn. I’m really going to enjoy this gig. The last night of the tour is in Long Island at some university.
FF: What was it like playing with the Runaways?
Petty: Well, we’ve only played with them once. We have another date in Cleveland. We played with them in Detroit with a band called Cheap Trick. It was just this Detroit rock show, you know, just give me blood, you know. We went down fine. It was really simple for us. I had never seen the Runaways till then. They were what you might call weird. It was kinda like a teen porn show, or something. I didn’t get to know the girls really well. I know them but I don’t know them. They just look like sex teens. They’re just some kids trying to play. They just happen to be girls. It was strange to see the guys go nuts.
FF: You’re from [Jacksonville] Florida.
Petty: That’s where I was born and raised. I haven’t lived there for ... four years. I live in L.A.
FF: How did you meet the Heartbreakers?
Petty: They’re from Florida, too. They were all in different bands. I was in a band there that got pretty popular. We came out to L.A., and got a record deal, and I quit about halfway through the album. The band broke up and the album never came out. Then I signed another record contract, sort of an artist-in-residence thing with Shelter for about three years. I would sit back and play in the studio ... Then the other guys drifted out to L.A., like Michael Campbell, the guitar player, was with me all the time. We’re playing together about five years. The rest of them just drifted out for various reasons. Through a series of chance meetings, we showed up on the same demo session and it was so good ... so we got together and we did a couple of tracks and we said all right. I went to a record company ... with my hat in my hand, “I’m joining a band, the Heartbreakers.” They were real understanding.
FF: What was the group (you came to California with) ...
Petty: The Heartbreakers.
FF: No, what group was it ...
Petty: We’ve been together now for about a year. It’s a great band. I’m still on the rush. I don’t understand how it happened or what went right. I dig this band, and I’m pretty hard on bands. No ego trips. No leader and nobody’s got more say than anybody else. It works very well.
FF: I take it you’re satisfied with the way the album came out?
Petty: For a first album, it’s pretty true to where we were at the time. It’s getting played on (W)NEW (New York) with moderate airplay. We got a single that’s a hit in England.
FF: What single?
Petty: “American Girl.”
FF: Roger McGuinn has the same single out ... are you satisfied with the way McGuinn did it?
Petty: Well, I wouldn’t have done it that way. I obviously didn’t do it that way.
FF: I haven’t heard his single yet. I heard him do it last night though.
Petty: He did it very Roger McGuinn-ish. A lot different. A lot more laid back. We do it like Bo Diddley. Roger does it a little cruizier, and he changes some of the words. When I played one day in L.A., I was teaching the song to Roger. Like, we just sat, and it was a real standoff situation. I came in and they say, ”Whoa, a real punk. What a punk.” Like Roger would call me a punk. “Who the fuck are you callin’ a punk? I ain’t no punk.” I put on my guitar and I say, “It goes like this: One, two ...” But I respect the guy a lot. He knows what he’s doin’. His audience is probably better that way, than my audience. This is really sort of a great compliment to me. I’m really second generation to Roger. I’m flattered he did it at all.
FF: What music do you listen to now?
Petty: Now? Sort of the same stuff I used to listen to. I listen to everything. I really do listen to all kinds of music. I have not heard Bruce Springsteen. I mean, I heard him once and that’s it. Right before I went on tour I listened to the Everly Brothers’ greatest hits. I listen to Aerosmith and I tend to go by tracks. The ones I listen to all the way are usually classic albums, like the Kinks. The Low album is probably a classic.
FF: What do the Heartbreakers listen to?
Petty: There isn’t really much we disagree on. Stan (Lynch, drummer) is definitely into heavy metal and Ron’s (Blair, bass) into heavy metal. Michael (Campbell, guitar) is into Stones stuff, Beatles. Ben’s (Tench, keyboards) a thousand things.
FF: Will a time come when a Heartbreaker will sing a solo?
Petty: No, I don’t think so. It might happen. If it does, it will be a group thing. I’m the lead singer because I’m the lead singer. We didn’t dye our hair, we didn’t curl it, no one did any of that. People actually ask me, “Did you dye your hair?” We’re just a straight rock'n’roll band. No smoke machines. None of that. We’re straightforward guitar, drums rock’n’roll. We’re song-oriented.
FF: What is your ultimate goal?
Petty: We want to be successful. Not just money. You know, just making a successful record and a successful show. Whatever that means, that’s what it is. I just want to be successful. I could feel successful without selling a million records.
FF: Do you see yourself branching out into other media, like television?
Petty: We ain't never gonna do no TV special. I don’t think we’d do the Midnight Special. I wouldn’t go on with one of those “Alright, the stage is gonna go upside down. Here’s this camera angle. Here’s the same old fuckin’ set we look at every week.” I would like to do a variety show. I could dig that.
FF: Do you have any hobbies?
Petty: Girls are my latest hobbies. I think that’s the Heartbreakers’ latest hobbies now-a-days. Yeah.
Perhaps it’s only my hometown pride, but I was pissed about the way Petty was dismissive about Johnny Thunders’ Heartbreakers, as well as the Ramones. Sorry, TP, but the Heartbreakers are not just a local band, and still have an international appeal that, on some level, your Heartbreakers could never reach. While Tom Petty’s band may have a wider audience demographic and sell more product, the New York Heartbreakers have influenced many more musicians, even if they didn’t have the music business industry behind them (most likely due to the industry’s fear of their unreliability and their, er, peccadilloes). Petty’s music became ever more mundane and tiresome, while Thunders’ would be innovative until he died. How many Tom Petty bootlegs compared to Johnny Thunders. And more importantly, how many people have listened to Tom Petty and wanted to play music as compared to Johnny Thunders. For both of these, I would lean toward the latter.
In retrospect, Petty comes off a bit hypocritical in the interview. He goes at length to say how he’s not in it for the money, but he’s responsible for the raising of the retail prices of records in the early 1980s. Yet, he also managed to get himself in enough debt to file for bankruptcy. He claimed money wasn’t important to him, but I guess spending it was.
I became more convinced of Petty’s shallowness – if just lack of withallness – when he appeared on one of the Friday night concert shows, the very kind he stated he’d never be on, within a year or two of his decrying the genre. And sure enough all of the weird camera angles and close-ups were on display. Most likely he thought it was a “good gig” and “dug it.”
I’m not trying to harp on Tom Petty, as I really don’t have anything against him, even though I’m not a fan (again, except that for that first album). I’m sure he’s a southern gentleman who plays a decent guitar. With his band, he’s done a lot of fine work in his career, especially backing up musicians like brother-in-monotone-nasality, Bob Dylan. What I was disturbed about was his “whatever” attitude, which made him appear so oblivious (and seemly uncaring) of what is going on around him.
On a positive note, Petty was the leading force in getting a headstone for Jackie Wilson, who had died penniless after years of being a shut-in as a result of an on-stage heart attack; so, I guess Petty does have his compassionate side, and assured himself a place in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
Отправлено: 14.07.11 09:45. Заголовок: Tom Petty and Chess ..
Tom Petty and Chess
Yesterday I wrote about Chess Records and Record Row here in Chicago. I promised a Tom Petty story. Here it is.
In 2002, Tom Petty released the album The Last DJ. Many of the songs covered his frustration with the big record companies and how they dealt with music and musicians. He was on tour that fall, and in November came to Chicago for a concert. The day before the show I met Tom in a room at the Four Seasons Hotel to discuss his new album. I have to tell you, I was very nervous!
I had never met Tom, and was not used to going to fancy hotels for an interview, unless it was with Yoko or Sir Paul. So I showed up with the best recording device we owned, and met Tom. I went from sort of nervous to really scared. He was very subdued. Not rude, but not the best demeanor for an interview. He seemed tired and down. I was correct in assuming that part of it was jet lag. He had just returned to the states from London. He was one of George Harrison’s friends that showed up to play at the legendary Concert For George. The concert was held at Royal Albert Hall on the one year anniversary of George’s passing. Tom and George were great friends and band mates in Traveling Wilburys. Tom was understandably drained physically and emotionally. I started the interview with questions about the concert. He seemed heartbroken about the loss of a dear friend. After awhile we talked about his new album and his frustration with the business of music. He became more animated but visibly agitated about the corporate culture. The interview was going well, but there was that mood of grief and anger hanging in the room. Then I brought up the fact that there was an emerging scene of small, independent labels, and some artists experimenting with the new technology and new ideas on music distribution. I reminded Tom that if we had left everything up to the big companies in the mid-50′s, rock and roll as we know it would never have happened. RCA Victor would never have discovered Elvis Presley if it hadn’t been for Elvis’ first album on Sun. James Brown would never have been the hardest working man in show business if it wasn’t for King Records. Little Richard would never have turned music upside down if it wasn’t for the Specialty label. And Chuck Berry would not have defined rock and roll guitar playing and songwriting if it wasn’t for Chess Records. I was on a roll, and Tom was perking up. We connected with our passion for this music. I told his Chess studios was open for tours, and that Willie Dixon’s family was working on making it a museum. Told him he should give them a call and go visit. By then his mood had totally lifted and I could tell he couldn’t wait to go. And he did! I didn’t get to go to the concert the next night, but heard that he did a whole speech about Chess Records and encouraged everyone to go visit that mecca of great blues and R&B.
This encounter with Tom Petty goes down as one of my favorite memories of my journey through this marvelous music. For all of the joy and pleasure I’ve received from his music over the years, I felt honored to help lift his spirits after a difficult patch. Any self-respecting Beatle fan would want to help someone George loved so much. If someone had taken our photo before the interview, it would have been formal and serious. I think you can tell by this photo that the picture was taken AFTER the interview. We had that experience of reminding each other why we got into this “business” in the first place.
Отправлено: 15.07.11 16:00. Заголовок: Спасибо. Очень интер..
Спасибо. Очень интересный материал. Особенно меня зацепил кусочек про концерт для Джорджа. Автор статьи подтвердил мои мысли о том, как Том переживал во время его.
Отправлено: 20.07.11 13:56. Заголовок: В блоге dirty.ru сег..
В блоге dirty.ru сегодня вспоминают фильм "Мертвец" Джима Джармуша. В интересных фактах есть любопытное для нас: "— Двое из охотников, сидящих у костра вместе с героем легендарного Игги Попа, носят по сценарию имена участников группы Тома Петти «The Heartbreakers». Том Петти относится к числу любимых исполнителей Джармуша."
Информация с сайта imdb.com: "Billy Bob Thornton's character is named Big George Drakoulious. George Drakoulias is a musician and has produced music for The Black Crowes and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Jared Harris' character is named Benmont Tench. Benmont Tench is a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers."
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Music Stars Including Madonna, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Buffett, Rod Stewart, JAY-Z and Justin Bieber Team up with Live Nation Entertainment, Bravado International and City of Hope to Raise Awareness, Funds for Cancer Research
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)-- Fans of Lady Gaga, John Lennon, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, George Michael, Green Day, Shakira and more than 25 other top musical acts can rock out in collectible edition t-shirts showing off their favorite artists and their support for City of Hope, a leading research, treatment and education institute for cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS. Beginning this month, fans who visit the artists' official websites and CityofHopeShop.com can purchase "Hope, Love and Rock & Roll" t-shirts featuring their favorite artists, with not less than 50-percent of the retail price benefitting research and treatment programs at City of Hope.
"I'm a big believer in the power of music to connect and heal," said Irving Azoff, chairman of Live Nation Entertainment. "I'm so grateful to the many artists and friends who are contributing to the unique 'Hope, Love and Rock & Roll' merchandise program supporting City of Hope, an organization my wife Shelli and I are deeply committed to."
Added Shelli Azoff, a longtime member of the City of Hope Music and Entertainment Industry Group, "The artists in this program inspire millions of fans through their music and example. I'm personally inspired by City of Hope's doctors and researchers, who work every day to develop treatments and cures for life-threatening illnesses, and am delighted that music fans can join Irving and me in supporting this important organization just by purchasing one-of-a-kind t-shirts."
Featured artists in the program include:
Avenged Sevenfold Avril Lavigne Barbra Streisand Eminem
George Michael Green Day JAY-Z Jimmy Buffett John Lennon Journey Justin Bieber Kiss Lady GaGa Madonna New Kids on the Block Nickelback No Doubt Ozzy Osbourne Rihanna Rod Stewart Shakira Shania Twain Slipknot Stone Sour Sublime Sugarland Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ZZ Top
"Music plays such a vital role in our lives, comforting us in our times of need or galvanizing us into action to make a positive change," said Alexandra M. Levine, M.D., chief medical officer, City of Hope. "We are grateful for the support of these talented musical artists and rock n' roll merchandise companies, Live Nation Merchandise, Bravado International and FEA, which will help City of Hope raise awareness and funds for research to help patients and families who face a life-threatening disease."
The launch of the new merchandising program is the latest in a long history of music industry programs in support of City of Hope. Since its creation in1973 by key music industry leaders, City of Hope's Music and Entertainment Industry Group has raised more than $96 million. Irving Azoff, chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and a member of the Music and Entertainment Industry Group, and his wife, Shelli, were recently honored with the Spirit of Life Award, City of Hope's most prestigious honor that recognizes individuals who have committed their time and resources to helping those in need. Irving Azoff is the first person ever to be honored twice with this philanthropic honor and the Azoffs were the first couple to receive the award. For more information and to purchase the limited edition "Hope, Love and Rock & Roll" artist t-shirts benefitting City of Hope, please visit www.CityofHopeShop.com.
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Отправлено: 02.08.11 10:23. Заголовок: Randall Marsh – New ..
Randall Marsh – New Music and Website
Mudcrutch drummer Randall Marsh has a new EP, video and website!
Head on over to randallmarsh.net to see the latest site updates, plus the video for "Tiny Town" from the new "Crazy World" EP. The video was shot in and around Bushnell, FL by Randall and original Mudcrutch photographer Red Slater.
You can also listen to the entire "Crazy World" EP on the site.
The EP is available now for download at iTunes Store and Amazon , and on CD at CD Baby.
Tom Petty, the man who wouldn’t back down, hangs over Gainesville, as an ethereal haze—always there, yet not always perceptible.
By all accounts, he hasn’t returned to the city since the documentary Runnin’ Down a Dream filmed his performance at the O’Connell Center in 2006. Efforts to tie his art to the city haven’t always worked out either. The legend that “American Girl” was about a coed who committed suicide off Beaty Towers was vehemently denied in the book “Conversations with Tom Petty,” printed in 2005.
He called it an urban legend and said, “That’s just not true at all. The song has nothing to do with that.”
Yet, still, he is the city’s icon. Emmitt Smith was not born here or Tebow or Wuerffel. No one of his stature can walk through Gainesville bearing the title: homegrown.
Buster Lipham, owner of Lipham Music, recalled the last time Petty visited his store. It was about 15 years ago.
“He had a straw hat on; he had his hair pulled down, kind of in front of his face,” Lipham said.
After finishing with a customer, Lipham approached his old friend and former employee, but Petty’s security guard intervened, placing a large hand on his chest.
“(Petty) said, ‘This is my body guard’; I said, ‘You don’t need a bodyguard in Lipham Music Company’; he says, ‘Well, Buster he goes with me wherever I go… they pull at my hair; they pull at my clothes,’” Lipham recalled.
So he invited Petty back to his office for some privacy. They entered the room; Lipham shut the door, but it was immediately pushed open by Petty’s muscle. Lipham was incredulous. “It was weird,” he said.
Flashback to the young Petty. Marty Jourard knew him well. His band Road Turkey often opened for Petty’s Mudcrutch from 1973-1974. Stan Lynch, of Road Turkey, would later join the Heartbreakers.
One night, while taping a radio commercial, the bands realized they shared a similar sense of humor—really sarcastic and ironic, Jourard said. That bonding forged a friendship that remained as they played together, and slowly, Petty began to differentiate himself.
“You knew there was something going on with Petty at the time because of his songs,” Jourard said. “It wasn’t like he was this phenomenal singer or showman; I mean, you know, he was just a regular old hippie; we all were.”
At the time, Jourard said, “he was writing five, six, eight originals that sounded great.”
That made him unique because very few others were writing songs. Members of these bands were like siblings then; they were constantly mocking each other—all in good spirit.
“We would make fun of the way Petty would aim the mike down when he would sing,” he said. “We’d just goof on him.”
Showing his talent for leadership, Petty had assembled Mudcrutch. “He was really good at organizing… he was a main guy in Gainesville,” Jourard said.
As a rocker though, his trim physique could work to his detriment. “He was one of the guys… that was getting hassled by rednecks and big football player dudes,” Jourard said.
Now he has his own football player dude.
But where does he fit into the pantheon of great rock ‘n’ roll artists?
William McKeen, a rock historian and journalism professor at Boston University, sees Petty as a traditionalist.
“I put him in the category with Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, John Mellencamp, sort of heartland musicians,” McKeen said. “Even though he’s from Florida, he’s very traditional in a way,”
McKeen also likened Petty’s sound to that of Roger McGuinn, the Byrds’ lead singer.
“(Petty) is a guy that really reveled in being a rock star and producing albums like ‘Southern Accents’ (which) was the sort of album an artist in the ‘60s would have produced,” McKeen said.
Meanwhile, Indian University Bloomington rock ‘n’ roll historian and music professor Glenn Gass puts him elsewhere.
“I think one of the nice things about Tom Petty is he doesn’t really fit in anywhere,” Gass said.
“He came along with new wave and punk really… he didn’t get socked in that sort of niche and obviously he’s proved to be much more than that,” Gass said.
He also appreciated Petty’s work because it acted as a counterbalance to another genre.
“You have to go back to disco and the stranglehold that it held to remember how wonderful his early songs sounded—yes, right, guys with guitars in their hands playing real drums,” Gass said. “It was joyous.”
Американский трубадур Райан Адамс (Ryan Adams) заканчивает работу над своим новым студийным альбомом, последователем изданного в 2008-м году «Cardinology». В интервью изданию Q Magazine 36-летний музыкант раскрыл некоторые детали предстоящего релиза.
По словам Райана, его новая пластинка будет носить название «Ashes & Fire» и включит в себя 12 «элегантных кантри-рок-композиций». В работе над этим диском в студии ему помогали Нора Джонс (Norah Jones) и органист группы Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Бенмонт Тенч. Продюсированием записи занимался Глин Джонс, сотрудничавший ранее с The Rolling Stones и The Who.
Дата релиза «Ashes & Fire» пока не определена.
Напомним, что после роспуска в 2009-м своей группы The Cardinals Райан Адамс не давал концертов вплоть до марта этого года. Во время этой паузы музыкант подготовил и выпустил два интернет-релиза: квази-металический «Orion», а также компиляцию раритетов The Cardinals «III/IV».
Отправлено: 12.08.11 09:37. Заголовок: У Тома оказывается е..
У Тома оказывается есть свой крунер,который исполняет его песни,за всю творческую карьеру.
Petty, almost, performs
A tribute to Tom Petty will hit the stage at the Charlie White Theatre this weekend.
Petty: a solo tribute to Tom Petty showcases the talented guitarist/vocalist, Frank Murray, performing an intimate, yet energizing show that features acoustic and electric renditions of 30 years of Tom Petty hits.
Murray has an uncanny visual, musical and vocal similarity to Petty and many times after a performance will have to explain to members of the crowd that he is not Tom Petty. Purchase a ticket for the Petty solo show and get $5 off the Petty full band tribute slated for the Mary Winspear Centre this fall.
Отправлено: 15.08.11 09:22. Заголовок: Отрывок из статьи о ..
Отрывок из статьи о Warren Zanes.
Montclair author and educator Warren Zanes creates new musical life for himself
Zanes has known Tom Petty since his Del Fuegos days: Petty was a supporter of the band, hiring them to open shows and guesting on their 1987 “Stand Up!” album.
They hadn’t seen each other in more than a decade, though, when Zanes wrote a 2003 book on Dusty Springfield’s “Dusty in Memphis” album (part of the 33⅓ series of paperback explorations of classic albums) and Petty’s management company contacted him, saying Petty would like to take him to dinner. When they met, Petty told him he loved the book so much he read it twice, and that it inspired him to write “Down South” (which wound up on his 2006 “Highway Companion” album).
They stayed in touch, and Zanes edited “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream,” the coffeetable book released in conjunction with the 2007 Peter Bogdanovich-directed documentary of the same name. He also wrote liner notes for the 2009 Petty and the Heartbreakers boxed set, “The Live Anthology.”
Then Petty approached him with the idea of writing a biography. “He just came to me and said, ‘You know, I’ve always turned down the book idea, but I want to do it. It’s your book, but I’ll help you wherever I can,’ ” Zanes says, adding that he’s now “pretty deep in the process” of writing it.
Yet another golden opportunity came when Zanes was asked to participate in the Harrison documentary, which couldn’t be more eagerly anticipated by Beatles fans. Scorsese, after all, has received nearly as much acclaim for his music documentaries (including “The Last Waltz,” “No Direction Home: Bob Dylan” and the Rolling Stones concert film “Shine a Light”) as he has for his other movies.
Among Zanes’ interview subjects were Beatles producer George Martin, Harrison’s Traveling Wilburys bandmate Jeff Lynne, bassist and visual artist Klaus Voorman, and Monty Python members Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam
“You’re getting lots of time with these people, because of the Scorsese factor,” says Zanes. “Everybody’s really giving themselves to this, I think, with the mind-set that this is going to be the big George document. They’re very emotional interviews. It was definitely a privilege for me to be doing it, and I learned a lot about George along the way.”
Отправлено: 16.08.11 10:31. Заголовок: Ещё одна статья о во..
Ещё одна статья о возможном изменении закона о авторских правах после 35 лет .
Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel Could Soon Own Their Own Classic Albums
There’s a little bit of light in the darkness for artists like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and the Eagles, thanks to copyright laws that will soon allow them to regain control of their famous master recordings.
Copyright laws were revised in the ‘70s to give artists the right to regain control of their output via “termination rights.” Albums become eligible 35 years after they are released. The New York Times reports that albums from 1978 will be the first to gain that eligibility, which makes Springsteen’s ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ and Billy Joel’s ‘52nd Street’ two of the most notable moneymaker whose ownership could soon change hands.
There’s two hitches though – first is that artists must file two years in advance of the eligibility date in order to claim their albums and the royalties that go along with them. Artists also have the ability to claim ownership of individual songs, which is something that Dylan, Petty, Bryan Adams and others have already begun pursuing.
Second, and more concerning to the artists, the record labels aren’t exactly willing to let these cash cows walk out of the door without a fight: “We believe the termination right doesn’t apply to most sound recordings,” states Steven Marks of the lobbying group Recording Industry Association of America.
Artist advocate and Eagles principal Don Henley, a founding member of the Recording Artists Coalition, says that “the recording industry has made a gazillion dollars on those masters, more than the artists have. So there’s an issue of parity here, of fairness. This is a bone of contention, and it’s going to get more contentious in the next couple of years.”
Representatives for both Springsteen and Joel have declined comment on any plans that their artists might have to take advantage of these copyright issues. The United States Copyright Office processes those termination claims manually, which makes it impossible to get concrete information regarding how many artists have filed to date.
Songwriters Guild of America president Rick Carnes says “year after year after year you are going to see more and more songs coming back to songwriters and having more and more influence on the market. We will own that music, and it’s still valuable.”
Там в немного света в темном царстве для художников, как Брюс Спрингстин , Билли Джоэл , Том Петти , Боб Дилан и орлы , благодаря законам об авторских правах, которые скоро позволят им восстановить контроль над своей известной записи мастер.
Законы об авторском праве были пересмотрены в 70-х, чтобы дать художникам право восстановить контроль над своей продукции через "прекращение прав." Альбомы получить право через 35 лет после их выхода. Нью-Йорк Таймс отчеты , что альбомы с 1978 года станет первым, чтобы получить, что право, что делает Спрингстина 'Тьма на окраине города "и два Билли Джоэла '52-я улица» из самых заметных прибыльное дело, владелец которого может вскоре измениться руках.
Там две заминки, хотя - Первое, что художники должны подать два года до даты права для того, чтобы заявить о своих альбомов и роялти, которые выходят вместе с ними. Художники также имеют возможность претендовать на собственность на отдельные песни, которая является то, что Дилан, Петти, Брайан Адамс и другие уже начали преследовать.
Во-вторых, и более, относящихся к художникам, звукозаписывающих не совсем готовы допустить, чтобы эти дойных коров выйти из двери без боя: "Мы считаем, что прекращение права не распространяются на большинство звукозаписей," заявляет Стивен знаков из лоббистской группы ассоциация звукозаписывающих компаний Америки .
Выступают Художник и орлы главный Дон Хенли , одним из учредителей коалиции Запись художников, говорит, что "Звукозаписывающая индустрия сделала Gazillion долларов на тех мастеров, больше, чем художники. Так что вопрос о четности здесь, справедливости. Это яблоко раздора, и он собирается получить более спорным в ближайшие пару лет ".
Представители как Спрингстин и Джоэл снизились комментировать какие-либо планы, что их художники, возможно, придется воспользоваться этими вопросами авторского права. Copyright ведомство США обрабатывает эти прекращение претензий вручную, что делает невозможным, чтобы получить конкретную информацию о том, как многие художники подали на сегодняшний день.
Версию Гильдии Америки президент Карнз Рик говорит, что "из года в год за годом вы будете видеть все больше и больше песен возвращаясь к композиторов и все больше и больше влияния на рынок. Мы будем сознаться, что музыка, и она по-прежнему ценны. "
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 19.08.11 09:40. Заголовок: Клип Стиви и Тома,ка..
Клип Стиви и Тома,как уверяют,раньше не выладывали.
Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty 'Stop Draggin My Heart Around''
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Pastor Links Sermons to Rocker Tom Petty
ERMA — The music of rocker Tom Petty is not generally thought of as the topic of Sunday sermons and his hit songs are not generally played in church. Those passing by the intersection of Seashore and Tabernacle roads may have noticed “The Gospel & Tom Petty,” posted as the sermon title on Tabernacle United Methodist Church’s sign.
Rev. Michael P. Smith, age 32, grew up with the music of Tom Petty as did almost anyone who has listened to rock ‘n roll radio since Petty’s debut album in 1976. Smith said he was inspired to start the series after watching a Tom Petty concert on television. Certain lyrics from Petty’s songs caught the pastor’s attention, items that were biblical truths. He said while Petty probably did not intend to communicate Biblical truth, “I found my faith nurtured by his poetry and how he expressed certain themes.”
“All truth is God’s truth,” continued Smith.
Smith’s 11 weeks of sermons this summer each use a different Petty song, which began with “Free Falling” on July 3 and wrapping up the series on Sept. 11 with “Runnin’ Down a Dream.” The sermons begin with a snippet of a Petty song played from a CD.
As an example, in Petty’s song “The Refugee,” the lyric tells the listener “You don’t have to live like a refugee.” Smith found a link to the Bible’s story of the prodigal son and Ephesians 2:11-22, speaking of how salvation breaks down barriers and walls of hostility. Smith said the Bible also speaks of how to treat a stranger in the land.
How do his congregation’s most senior members relate to Petty? Smith said some were not familiar with the blonde-haired rock star and some members asked, “What in the world are you doing?” Half way through the sermon series, some church members have told Smith they began downloading Petty’s music to preview his next sermon. He listed all the song titles in advance.
Smith said preparing the Petty sermons have been among the most creative and fun experiences he has experienced as a pastor. He said the sermons show how the message of Jesus Christ translates into everyday life.
Smith recalls as a child listening to “Breakfast with the Beatles” on the radio while riding to church with his mother. The lives of many of the rock n’ roll generation were shaped more by the themes of John Lennon than the Apostle John or Paul McCartney rather than the Apostle Paul, said Smith. Smith said God can speak truth to an individual and may use a random person to do so.
“We’ve seen a lot of people this summer begin to decide to give church a second chance,” he said.
Smith said his sermons are presenting the gospel, hence the title “The Gospel & Tom Petty.” Those attracted by the sermon title have come into the church and found people there who will love them and not judge them, he said.
“People have responded by saying ‘I want to give God a second chance in my life,’” said Smith.
What would Smith say to Petty if he met the rock star? “You can say things in a much more creative way than I ever could,” Smith said he’d tell Petty.
Smith said he would also tell Petty that he helped communicate love, truth and beauty in a way that has supplemented and helped connect his life with Biblical truth, which has helped him grow in his faith.
The Petty song “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” connects to Tabernacle United Methodist Church’s 208th anniversary and where the church hopes to be in 2020, said Smith. He said the church has a dream to see lives changed, to see the community transformed and to see the church renewed.
“We want people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ,” said Smith.
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На радиостанции click989 задаються вопросом украли ли NOAH AND THE WHALE мелодию у Тома.
Plagiarism: Noah And The Whale VS Tom Petty
Here we have a couple of songs, one by Noah and the Whale and the other by Tom Petty. If you listen to the music you can hear similarities between the two. Judge for yourself though, listen and let us know!
Отправлено: 26.08.11 09:53. Заголовок: Похоже у Майка со зд..
Похоже у Майка со здоровьем налаживается.
Behind the Scenes with Stevie Nicks
Relaxed in black and looking ever the rock star, Stevie Nicks proves she's still got it in these just released behind-the-scenes photos for her new music video, For What It's Worth.
The song is the second single off Nicks' first studio album in ten years which was released early this May. The Fleetwood Mac legend produced and co-wrote much of the CD In Your Dreams with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame.
Keep an eye out for Stewart and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty + The Heartbreakers who make a special cameo in the video.
Don’t miss Stevie when she Performs live in Central Park this Friday on Good Morning America.
Petty Fest 2011 Returns to New York City in October
Once again Petty Fest will take place in New York City this Fall. This year's event has expanded to two nights - At the Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 5th and at the Bowery Ballroom on October 6th.
Artists currently confirmed to appear include: Norah Jones, Nicole Atkins, Jesse Malin, Har Mar Superstar, Ryan Miller (Guster), Will Forte, Jody Porter (Fountains Of Wayne), Jessie Baylin, Sammy James Jr. (The Mooney Suzuki), Cory Chisel, The Sheepdogs, Ben Trokan (Robbers On High Street), Antony Ellis (5 O’Clock Heros), Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady), Josh Lattanzi (The Lemonheads, The Candles), Jack Dishel, Justin Long, Alia Shawkat and Jonny Corndawg.
Several additional guests are expected!
Check out TomPetty.com's coverage of last year's Petty Fest here!
Tickets for both events can be purchased beginning Thursday September 1 at Noon Eastern here:
October 5 - Music Hall of Williamsburg October 6 – Bowery Ballroom
Интересный кусочек из одной статьи, автор котрой рассказывает о своем опыте общения с музыкантами .
"Sometimes when you request an interview, publicists will try to strike a deal. It typically works like this: “Yes, you can interview [insert name of well-known musician here], if your publication also agrees to also do an interview with [insert name of lesser-known musician here].” Sometimes this is even applied within a band. Around the time Stevie Nicks’ “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” was a hit, I wanted to interview Tom Petty about songwriting and rhythm guitar. At the time, I didn’t even have any Heartbreakers albums, although I liked some of their songs. A deal was struck: If we wanted to interview Tom Petty for Guitar Player, we had to run his image on the magazine’s banner and do a companion feature on the band’s other guitarist, Mike Campbell. I was happy to agree, since Campbell plays beautifully. Flew down to L.A., took a cab to the Beverly Hills office of a super manager, and had a great hour-plus conversation with Campbell, who seemed delighted to be getting some coverage. As we spoke, I could see Tom sitting on a couch in another room. Once we’d finished, the publicist came in to inform me that I would not be interviewing Tom. I called her bluff: “We agreed to publish articles on both musicians. If I don’t get to interview Tom, I’m pulling the article on Mike, and you can explain to him why this happened.” Flustered, she left the room for a few minutes. She returned and said, “You can talk to Tom for 15 minutes – that’s it. And no questions about drugs or sex.” A few minutes later Tom walked in. “I guess they’re afraid I’m gonna ask you the wrong questions,” I said. “Oh, yeah?” Petty said. “Fuck ’em.” He locked the door behind him and pulled his chair so close to mine that our knees touched. “How’s your sex life?” he began. “Great,” I responded. “Getting some good drugs?” “Yes,” I answered. “Good. We can talk about anything you want.” Ignoring the knocks on the door, Petty went on to give me a no-nonsense 45-minute interview. I found him to be exceptionally charismatic and walked out of that room a diehard Tom Petty fan, which I remain to this day." Статья целиком: http://jasobrecht.com/interview-musicians/
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On Wednesday night, Treasure Island becomes legendary. Few concerts you've attended can match the musical magic of this one, featuring music industry-award winners Sting, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. There'll be unlimited refreshments at this private concert, plus games to add to your experience. It's our way of saying thanks to you for supporting Oracle and our flagship conference.
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their debut album in 1976. They have since sold more than 60 million records.
Between the Heartbreakers' recordings and his solo work, Tom Petty has won two Grammy awards and been honored with lifetime achievement awards including induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Billboard's Century Award, and MTV's Video Vanguard Award.
Tom Petty, with the Heartbreakers at his side, has become a rock and roll icon lauded by fellow musicians and music lovers worldwide. Petty's SiriusXM radio show, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, is one of the most beloved and popular shows on satellite radio. It features Tom Petty spinning favorite tunes from his extensive private music collection.
A philanthropist as well as a musician, Petty and his wife, Dana, were honored on May 9, 2011, at the 11th Annual Golden Heart Awards for their work with The Midnight Mission, a human services agency offering emergency services, drug and alcohol recovery, and transitional programs for homeless men, women, and children in Los Angeles. . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.oracle.com/openworld/connect/face-to-face/appreciation-event/index.html
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 11.10.11 19:05. Заголовок: Радует хоть какое то..
Радует хоть какое то шевеление.Если почаще будут собираться,то может и еще песен придумают.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 13.10.11 18:54. Заголовок: Tom Petty to Release..
Tom Petty to Release Live Album, Play Benefit Concert
'Live Heartbreakers' LP will come out on Record Store Day's Black Friday
Tom Petty famously railed against the corporate takeover of the record industry with his 2002 album The Last DJ, and he hasn’t stopped fighting. Rolling Stone has learned that to mark Record Store Day’s Black Friday on November 25th, which supports independent record stores, Petty and the Heartbreakers will release a live vinyl LP consisting primarily of tracks from last year’s Mojo. It will also include a new version of his obscure "Sweet William," a heavy blues stomper that was a originally a B side to 1999’s Echo track "Room at the Top." Petty revived the track on the road in 2008.
There’s more good news for Petty fans. On October 29th, the Heartbreakers will perform a rare intimate show to benefit Cal State University Northridge's noncommercial, public FM public radio station KCSN. The struggling station lost federal funding last year because it did not meet the Corporation of Public Broadcasting’s minimum audience and fundraising requirements, causing them to lose their weekday hosts and drastically change programming.
"I remember when radio meant something," Petty told Rolling Stone in 2002. "We enjoyed the people who were on it, even if we hated them. They had personalities. They were people of taste, who we trusted. And I see that vanishing."
The gig may be Petty’s only show of 2011, and his last for a while. "I kind of don't want to get on the same merry-go-round again," he told Rolling Stone recently, adding that he’s working on new album with his band. "But I don't know. It's early."
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Tom Petty on lending a hand to underdog radio station KCSN-FM
“Even the losers,” Tom Petty sang in his 1979 song by that title, “get lucky sometimes.”
That tune could become a theme song at radio station KCSN-FM (88.5) at Cal State Northridge, where Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Petty, a longtime champion of underdogs of every stripe, and his band the Heartbreakers will play at an Oct. 29 benefit for which tickets will be sold as part of the station’s fall pledge drive.
Tiny KCSN lost federal funding last year because it wasn’t able to meet minimum fundraising requirements set by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Enter a new program director, radio industry veteran Sky Daniels, who has landed Petty to play the benefit show, and also has lined up some primo donations from U2, Coldplay, Mick Jagger, Sheryl Crow and others as outlined in a story appearing in Thursday’s Calendar section.
“I feel like they’re the underdog in this,” Petty told me Tuesday. “They’re trying to do something different and that means a lot."
Daniels, who championed Petty’s music early on, said he’s trying to build KCSN into a station with a broad-based format closer to the way FM radio existed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, where formats were less rigidly compartmentalized than they are on today’s commercial stations. A big emphasis, he said, will be discovering and developing new talent: “To find the next Tom Petty and evangelize for that artist to the Los Angeles market,” is how Daniels put it in his open letter seeking Petty’s support. “And to continue to evangelize the new music of artists like you. Who else will in L.A.?”
The idea clearly struck a chord with Petty, who quickly agreed to be part of the show in the university's 500-seat Performance Theater. Tickets will be offered up during the pledge drive that starts Friday. (Details are available at the station’s website.)
“I come from a time when young musicians knew that new music could be heard on the radio,” said Petty, who also has his own satellite radio show, "Buried Treasure," each week on Sirius XM. “Now there is college radio, but even that’s gotten a bit predictable. Public radio is about the only thing left -- the last man standing.”
He was echoing one of the key themes in his 2002 album “The Last DJ,” in which he raged against the dying of the light in the record and radio industries, but also held out hope for better days.
“For them to try to go forward with this concept of playing new music is great,” he said. “There’s a lot of great new music still being made. So we look forward to playing this show. We like to play small theaters -- I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
KCSN isn't the only underdog Petty's stumping for right now. He's also just announced that his first two albums -- "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" and "You're Gonna Get It!" -- will be reissued next spring in limited-edition vinyl releases in conjunction with National Record Store Day activites that help promote independent brick-and-mortar record retailers. A total of 4,500 copies of each title will be pressed, 2,500 for the U.S. and the rest for distribution in Europe and Asia.
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Tom Petty Autographed Guitar Auction To Benefit Doctors Without Borders
Tom Petty has signed two beautiful guitars generously donated by Rickenbacker and Fender which are currently being auctioned off to benefit Doctors Without Borders. The auction was initiated in conjunction with Petty Fest and if you were at the October 6 Petty Fest at Bowery Ballroom you saw these autographed guitars displayed on stage.
Although Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has been keeping busy with his side-project the Horrible Crowes, the New Jersey rockers found some time to record a new EP. As previously reported, the iTunes Sessions was to be released on December 13, but "due to an overzealous member of the press who leaked the album," the eight-track album will be available next Tuesday (October 18), and right now you can stream their version of Tom Petty's "Refugee" off the release.
The EP features four covers, one new song, new reworked Gaslight Anthem tracks and an interview with the band. You can check out the group's cover of Tom Petty's "Refugee" below.
The other tracks covered on the iTunes Sessions are the Who's "Baba O'Riley," Pearl Jam's "State of Love and Trust" and classic folk song "House of the Rising Sun."
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'Kiss My Amps (Live)' Vinyl-Only Coming November 25
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are excited to announce the November 25th vinyl-only release of Kiss My Amps (Live). This limited edition, individually numbered album will only be available at independent retailers in support the Back To Black Friday Record Store Day event.
Kiss My Amps (Live) features 6 tracks from Mojo recorded during the 2010 Mojo Tour and also includes "Sweet William," a fan favorite recorded live during the 2008 Tour that has previously only been released as a b-side to "Room At The Top" from Echo.
The release of Kiss My Amps (Live) will be limited to 5,000 individually numbered pressings. Each copy will include a unique code to allow purchasers to also download the album at no extra charge in High Resolution FLAC or 320k MP3 formats.
For information on where to find this special release on Back To Black Friday Record Store Day (November 25), click here.
**Please note: Although these albums are exclusively available at a limited number of independent record stores we have made a special arrangement to provide a small quantity of Kiss My Amps (Live) for sale to members of the Highway Companions Club. Members should stay tuned closer to the release date for more information on how to order.
Kiss My Amps (Live) Track Listing:
Side One: "Takin' My Time" - July 22, 2010 - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
"I Should Have Known It" - June 16, 2010 - Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
"Sweet William" - June 14, 2008 - Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
"Jefferson Jericho Blues" - Aug 1, 2010 - Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA
Side Two: "First Flash Of Freedom" - Aug 1, 2010 - Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA
"Running Man's Bible" - Sep 18, 2010 - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, NC
"Good Enough" - July 31, 2010 - Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA
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С днем рождения Том!
Happy Birthday, Tom Petty: 5 Petty moments
t’s hard to believe that that skinny blonde kid who emerged on to the rock scene the 1970’s is in the over 60 sector now. Tom Petty, that Heartbreaker, is 61 years old on October 20th. Here we take a look back at five of our fave Tom Petty moments.
Back in 1981, Petty raised all kinds of hoopla when he protested the rising cost of record albums. When MCA wanted to release his “Hard Promises” album at the list price of $9.98, Petty refused—and even threatened to change the album title to "8.98." He won in the end, but so did the record company: “Hard Promises” went platinum.
Stop Draggin’ Stevie Around
That same year, diehard Petty fans may have been a tad miffed when he teamed up with songbird Stevie Nicks for the duet, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” back in 1981. Why? Because the song was featured on Nicks’ “Bella Donna” album, not on a Petty album.
What do you get when you take Tom Petty and add a Dylan a Harrison and an Orbison? The Traveling Wilbury’s, of course! The all-star band’s “Handle Me With Care” was a surprise hit before Orbison’s death in 1988.
Video Killed the Radio Star
Petty tapped Hollywood’s elite for some of his greatest music videos. Johnny Depp starred in “Into the Great Wide Open” and Kim Basinger starred in “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.” And in 1997 Petty himself appeared in the movie “The Postman.”
Check out his scene with Kevin Costner here.
Walk of Famer!
In 1999, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Location: South side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard. Check out a pic of it here.
Tom Petty last performed in the Philadelphia area in August, 2010.
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Jakob Dylan to join Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for two KCSN/LA Benefit shows!
The Benefit Concerts will be held Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th, at the 500 seat Plaza del Sol Performance Hall on the campus of California State University, Northridge. Tickets for this second show will be available by listening to KCSN on Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd. When KCSN listeners hear the ‘cue-to-call” they will call to make “Pledge For Petty”.
Joining Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on this bill will be Jakob Dylan as well as breakout new artist, Lissie. Jakob Dylan will be joined by Russ Pollard, Jason Soda, and Eli Thomason from the Los Angeles-based band Everest.
Proceeds from the Pledge Drive will be used to support growth initiatives for KCSN, including signal improvements and community outreach. A portion of proceeds will also go to benefit National Public Radio's Music Initiative. KCSN launched its "Smart Rock" format on July 15th, 2011. Tickets to see Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will be available through supporting pledges to KCSN. The station will offer the chance to pledge for tickets at random times throughout the Pledge Drive, beginning on Saturday October 15th. Orchestra Pit tickets will be made available to KCSN members only via the station's Pledge Auction taking place between October 14 and October 23 at auctions.kcsn.org. The auctions will also include one-of-a-kind autographed memorabilia from U2, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Mumford & Sons, Mick Jagger, and more. All ticketing and KCSN membership details are available at kcsn.org and by listening to 88.5 FM KCSN.
Jakob will also be out on the road this fall for an upcoming Mid West tour. The tour is set to kick off at The Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri on November 9th, making multiple stops in Missouri and Oklahoma before wrapping up in Bloomington, Illinois on November 14th.
Отправлено: 28.10.11 17:49. Заголовок: Если я правильно пон..
Если я правильно понимаю, новый альбом не за горами
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 28.10.11 19:47. Заголовок: Может на концертах и..
Может на концертах или после них Том скажет поточнее.(типа,что в Калифорнии горы не очень большие)
Отправлено: 31.10.11 14:34. Заголовок: Live: Tom Petty and ..
Live: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bring a rebel spirit October 30, 2011 | 7:53 pm
Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers band tie in last week's firing of longtime L.A. DJ Jim Ladd as part of the anti-indie pressures in radio today.
How's this for a screenplay idea?
Rock superstar with a soft spot for underdogs swoops in to headline a benefit for an idealistically ambitious but woefully underfunded public radio station in the same week that corporate overlords at a bottom-line-conscious media conglomerate fire a beloved veteran DJ at a crosstown station -- the same iconoclastic DJ who had championed the rock star when he was a nobody.
It sounds laughable even by Hollywood standards if things hadn't played out exactly that way this past week leading to Saturday and Sunday's fundraising shows Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played for tiny Cal State Northridge-based station KCSN-FM (88.5).
After Atlanta-based Cumulus Media acquired Citadel Broadcasting and laid off dozens of Citadel employees last week, including L.A. rock radio stalwart Jim Ladd from his longtime post at KLOS-FM (95.5), both Petty and KCSN program director Sky Daniels pounced on the news Saturday as further evidence of why fans need to support a rock radio station with an independent voice.
"I should say something about why were doing this," the 61-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member told onlookers who had pledged support to KCSN for the chance to see him and the Heartbreakers in the university's intimate 500-seat theater. "Jim Ladd was fired this week," Petty said, referring to the man he has cited as an inspiration for the title character in his 2002 concept album "The Last DJ" and who was slated to appear at Petty's second KCSN benefit Sunday night at the campus' Performing Arts Theater. "What is so tragic about what is going on is that we're seeing acts breeded by record companies to go on game shows and win.
"We're all for KCSN," he said. "We think people can understand a lot of different kinds of music. When we started out, people in radio took a chance on this band, and I'll tell you what -- we would not have won on ‘American Idol.'"
Fans cheered, and in a segue that couldn't have been crafted any more effectively on the silver screen, Petty and the band revved up his 1989 solo hit "I Won't Back Down," in which he sings: "Gonna stand my ground, won't be turned around/ And I'll keep this world from dragging me down," lyrics drawn from his own battles over the decades with forces that would squelch creativity in the pursuit of profit. For the most part, however, Petty and his colleagues chose to celebrate rather than commiserate, taking the opportunity to dig into their estimable song catalog.
"We're going to play a lot of deep tracks tonight," Petty said early on and made good on his word, pulling up songs including "Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)," "Have Love Will Travel," "Angel Dream," "Good Enough," "I Should Have Known It" and "To Find a Friend" to supplement the smattering of cornerstone numbers such as "Listen to Her Heart," "Refugee" and "Running Down a Dream."
"We've never played this one [live]," he said before taking a swing at "Lover's Touch," from 2010's blues-rooted "Mojo" album, which he dipped into for several numbers. Those allowed the Heartbreakers to stretch out, both referencing and transcending their foundation as a first-rate bar band. Through the evening they acknowledged primary influences such as Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry while filtering their heroes' songs through their own fertile musical imaginations.
Jakob Dylan also came aboard to, in the words of one of the songs from his 35-minute set that preceded Petty's, "Lend a Hand." He was backed for the evening by the three members of young L.A. rock group Everest, who supplied tight and powerful support on three songs from last year's "Women + Country" album and a handful of others from his Wallflowers and solo outings. "You'd like to help everybody, but obviously you can't. But since this is my own backyard and I like radio, I'm happy to be here."
Singer-songwriter Lissie opened the show with a set of soul-infused rock that made her seem ideally positioned to capitalize on whatever fallout Adele-mania may have for sandy-voiced singers who can reach to the gut. Lissie exhibited an impressive stylistic range that runs from foot-stomping rock to emotion-drenched gospel -- just the kind of artist Hollywood might cook up for an upstart radio station to get behind
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 31.10.11 19:01. Заголовок: К предыдущей статье ..
К предыдущей статье Лены можно добавить только много видео.Обратите внимание в первом клипе,на представлении команды,парни выглядят здоровыми и отдохнувшими.
Petty’s Tirade Against Corporate Radio Rings Hollow
Few musical artists have benefited from FM radio more than Tom Petty.
Can you hit the “scan” button on your car radio and not hear something from the nasal singer’s canon? And bully for that. Petty – with and without the Heartbreakers – has been delivering consistently great rock music for decades. Long may he reign.
ut Petty’s recent comments concerning corporate radio weren’t music to our ears.
The band was playing a pledge-drive benefit for KCSN, Cal State Northridge’s public radio outlet. The longtime classical music station switched to a genre-mixing “smart rock” format this year, and its fall pledge drive is aimed at boosting the station power to reach a much wider audience.
Petty mixed in some deep cuts along with standard hits like ‘Refugee.’ But he also sided with public radio versus the model which can’t stop playing his songs.
“I guess I should say something about why we’re here,” Petty said about a half-hour in. “First of all, nothing scares corporate radio like public radio.” He then addressed the big story of the week on Los Angeles airwaves: The sacking of Petty pal and The Last DJ inspiration Jim Ladd from Cumulus-owned KLOS. “Jim Ladd was fired this week for having an imagination,” he said.
No one likes to see talented deejays head for the unemployment line. Terrestrial radio continues to endure growing pains due to both the lousy economy and the changing nature of today’s media. That too often means listeners lose the locally produced shows they had enjoyed for decades.
So why doesn’t Petty put on more shows for public radio? Why don’t his peers?
It still feels odd to hear Petty slam a media outlet which has done so much to spread his music to the masses. But if he really wants to support public radio, he should do more than an occasional benefit concert for the cause.
Интересно, кому пришла в голову идея ввести плату?
Отправлено: 07.11.11 14:31. Заголовок: Да, очень бредовая и..
Да, очень бредовая идея. Все очень обижены таким отношением.
Отправлено: 07.11.11 14:44. Заголовок: Мне недавно записали..
Мне недавно записали видео концерта Тома и HB в 1992 в немецком городе Essen . Он недавно появился на каких-то торрентах. Где точно, не могу сказать, я сама с торрентами пока дела не имею, увы. Очень рекомендую ппоискать. Это любительская, но достаточно качественная съемка . Снимали с двух камер. Понятно, что видео сделано с отцифрованой пленки. С того времени видо вообще мало. А тут целиковый концерт без особых купюр! Некотрые песни в видо формате можно только тут увидеть. Вот обложка к нему, на ней вден сет-лист.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 08.11.11 13:44. Заголовок: Tom Petty’s ‘Don’t C..
Tom Petty’s ‘Don’t Come Around Here No More’ Used in Trailers for Cameron Crowe’s ‘We Bought a Zoo’
When it comes to the music in his movies, director Cameron Crowe is very particular about his selections. Anything less would be out of character from the former Rolling Stone writer and the maker of 1992′s ‘Singles’ and 2000′s ‘Almost Famous.’
A common theme in some of Crowe’s films has been music by Tom Petty. That trend continues with a pair of trailers for ‘We Bought a Zoo,’ which includes a taste of Petty’s ‘Don’t Come Around Here No More.’
Based on a true story, ‘We Bought a Zoo’ stars Matt Damon as a single father of two in search of, as he puts it, a “new everything.”
“I shall try to start over,” Damon says in the film’s trailers over the familiar psychedelic sitar that defines ‘Don’t Come Around Here No More,’ a hit for Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 1985 ‘Southern Accents’ album.
Damon’s character gets his wish — and gets in way over his head — when he assumes control of a property that comes with more than 40 different animal species. Scarlett Johannson also stars in the movie, which is expected in theaters by the end of the year.
Crowe, whose previous directorial project was the Pearl Jam documentary ‘Pearl Jam 20,’ last had a non-doc film hit the big screen in 2005. That movie, the romantic dramedy ‘Elizabethtown,’ included Petty’s ‘Learning to Fly’ from the 1991 album ‘Into the Great Wide Open,’ and ‘It’ll All Work Out’ from 1987′s ‘Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)’.
Crowe also had a Petty song in ‘Jerry Maguire,’ with star Tom Cruise singing along to ‘Free Fallin’ during one scene.
Отправлено: 09.11.11 12:43. Заголовок: Tom Petty Lists His ..
Tom Petty Lists His Top Ten Elvis Presley Songs
Tom Petty has been a major Elvis Presley fan since the age of ten. When Rolling Stone asked him to pick his ten favorite songs for their special playlist series, Petty had a lot to say in regards to the man many regard as “The King.”
In 1962 Petty’s uncle got a job on the film set of Presley’s film ‘Follow That Dream‘ and Petty had an opportunity to stop by for a visit. “He arrived in a fleet of white Cadillac’s and people were screaming, handing records over a chain-link fence for him to sign” Petty recalls. “I remember his hair was so black that the sunshine was glowing off of it,” says Petty. That moment was pivotal for Petty and it lit a fever in him to get every Presley record he could.
Petty seems especially impressed by the fact that Presley knew some of the old songs he later made his own, such as the obscure ‘That’s All Right’ by Arthur Crudup and ’Baby, Let’s Play House’ by Arthur Gunter. Petty admits that he prefers the pre-Army Presley and states that ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ could have been the national anthem.
Petty has fond memories of being a young kid and hearing the lyrics “She kiss so hard she bruise my lips/ Hurts so good my heart just flips,” in ‘Mean Woman Blues’ and he describes ‘One Night’ as “heavenly.” Rightly so, given Presley changed the lryics of Fats Domino’s version from “One night of sin is what I’m paying for” to “One night with you is what I’m now praying for.”
Now, if that doesn’t earn Presley the “good ol’ boy” title often associated with him, what does? Petty’s love of Presley was largely about the sense of discovery; as he says, “Elvis became the soundtrack of my early years.”
Tom Petty’s 10 Favorite Elvis Presley Songs:
01.’That’s All Right‘ – 1954 02.’Baby, Let’s Play House’ – 1955 03.’Heartbreak Hotel’ 1956 04.’Hound Dog’ – 1956 05.’Mean Woman Blues’ – 1957 06.’One Night’ 1958 07.’Santa Claus Is Back In Town’ – 1957 08.’Can’t Help Falling In Love’ – 1961 09.’A Mess Of Blues’ – 1960 10.’(Marie’s The Name Of) His Latest Flame’ – 1961
Отправлено: 14.11.11 20:16. Заголовок: Tom Petty Guitarist ..
Tom Petty Guitarist Mike Campbell Auctioning Off Lunch and Guitar Lesson
Guitarist Mike Campbell is ready to dine out and rock out with you — if you are the high bidder that is! Campbell is holding a ‘Lunch And Guitar Lesson Auction’ to benefit Rock The Dogs, an organization he and Petty founded in 2008.
The two Heartbreakers started Rock The Dogs to help out our furry four legged friends. (no, not Ted Nugent). The non profit works in conjunction with The Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund of Burbank, California, and has been very succesful thus far.
Rock The Dogs has been raising money by holding some very interesting auctions, mostly centered around rock and rollers. Need an autographed Stevie Nicks tambourine? Maybe a rare concert poster from Tom & the boys? You know where to find them! This luncheon is obviously a very unique opportunity, so if you are a huge Heartbreakers fan and want to help out those who bark, this is your lucky chance. Happy bidding!
Отправлено: 21.11.11 21:43. Заголовок: Tom Petty and others..
Tom Petty and others donate autographed guitars for auction benefiting GTIC
Musicians Tom Petty and Switchfoot members Jack Johnson and Jon Foreman have signed and donated instruments to the Encinitas, California non-profit group Guitars In The Classroom, in an effort to raise funds through an 11-day online auction, entitled Peace & Love Through Music. The auction will run from November 18 through the November 28 at peacelovethrumusic.com. Musicians, music fans and those wanting to contribute to a good cause can bid on an alluring selection of items, in addition to the autographed instruments. In doing so, the winners will help benefit programs that support students.
A longtime radio staple and multi-platinum selling group, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers autographed a solid cedar top Greg Bennett Rio Grande OM15 CE guitar for GITC, and Petty and Switchfoot front man Jon Foreman also signed a sunburst Fender Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster provided by the Fender Music Foundation.
Petty, himself, took guitar lessons at one point from Don Felder of The Eagles. The seminal version of his band the Heartbreakers, featuring world class guitarist Mike Campbell, was originally called Mudcrutch. Early on, the band used to play gigs in Florida, and on various occasions, they served as the opening act for the iconic Southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd. From there, Petty and bandmates soared into international stardom. Despite his incredible guitar playing, the Heartbreakers' lead guitarist Mike Campbell has often stated that he has never released a solo album, because he considers Petty as one of the finest songwriters around. Notes Campbell, "So what's the point?"
This is from the Rolling Stone magazine '100 Greatest Guitarists" issue......George came in around 10 or 11. Incidentally, Mike Campbell was in the top 100, not high enough for me though. Here's Tom talking about George......... --------------- George Harrison and I were once in a car and the Beatles song "You Can't Do That" came on, with that great riff in the beginning on the 12-string. He goes, "I came up with that." And I said, "Really? How?" He said, "I was just standing there and thought, 'I've got to do something!' " That pretty much sums him up. He just had a way of getting right to the business, of finding the right thing to play. That was part of that Beatles magic – they all seemed to find the right thing to play.
George knew every obscure Elvis solo; his initial influences were rockabilly – Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore – but he always added something to it. Even going way back, I used to just swoon over that solo in "I Saw Her Standing There." You just can't imagine anything else there. He had that knack. And how many Rickenbacker 12-strings did that guy sell? That was a whole new sound too – Roger McGuinn got the idea from George, and then Roger took it to his own place with the Byrds.
When he moved over to the slide guitar later in the Beatles' career, it was a really beautiful thing to hear him play that. He once said to me, "I think modern guitar players are forgetting about pitch," and that was something he really cared about. He was very in tune when he played, the slide was very precise, and just a beautiful vibrato on it. It really sounded like a voice, like a very distinct, signature voice that came out of him. Just listen to those records. They're so immaculate, so inventive. He was a guy who could just add so much.
Майк Кэмпбелл оказался на 79 месте в списке 100 лучих гитаристов
next Tom Petty's lead guitarist for more than 40 years, Mike Campbell never clutters up a song with notes when two or three bull's-eyes will suffice. "It's a challenge to make your statement in a short amount of time," he has said, "but I prefer that challenge as opposed to just stretching out." Listen to the skeletal hook that holds "Breakdown" together or the laconic, tone-bending solo in "You Got Lucky" to hear Campbell's ingenious use of negative space. "Michael is not one to show off," Petty once said. "What he says is essential."
Коротенькое интервью в последнем номере журнала RS
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have been taking it easy this year - aside from Kiss My Amps Live, the vinyl only set they just released for Record Store Day's Black Friday event. But they're looking forward to cutting a new disc in 2012. "I'm writing," Petty says. "I haven't had much time to get to the studio yet, but that's my next move." Why a live album now? "I heard tapes [from 2010's Mojo Tour] and thought that it was really good playing, and that we should put it out somehow. It was as simple as that. Then I thought we should make it sound as good as we can - so we're just going to put it out on vinyl. I take it you agree with Neil Young about the inferiority of digital media. "Yeah. I've had that discussion with Neil, actually. I completely agree. In its highest form, the Blu-ray level, digital is incredible - but below that, it starts losing fidelity. I got back into vinyl a few years ago. It's hard to beat the sound" At the show last year, you seemed to have the most fun with newer tunes. If you didn't have to please the audience, how many old hits would you play? If I wasn't worrying about that at all, I probably wouldn't play any! We just did some shows last weekend at a little place and most of the show, we did pretty deep album cuts. I wouldn't be surprised if that becomes more the rule than the exception" Have you thought about making another Mudcrutch album? "I think about it every day [laughs]. We talk about it. I cant say it'll happen - but I think it is very probable." (Brian Hiatt)
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 05.12.11 21:36. Заголовок: На оффсайте Тома,уже..
На оффсайте Тома,уже только за развернутый просмотр новостей просят зарегистрироваться,но при регистрации та же картина - опять за рыбу деньги.
Отправлено: 06.12.11 13:17. Заголовок: Voldar пишет: На оф..
На оффсайте Тома,уже только за развернутый просмотр новостей просят зарегистрироваться,но при регистрации та же картина - опять за рыбу деньги.
Отправлено: 06.12.11 13:21. Заголовок: Tom Petty and The H..
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have joined Bruce Springsteen, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Biffy Clyro and Noah and the Whale on the line-up for the Isle of Wight Festival 2012. Marking Petty's first UK festival appearance - and his first major UK show in 20 years -Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will be the headline act for the main stage on the Friday (June 22) of the Isle of Wight Festival. Tom Petty has been announced as the second headliner of next summer's Isle Of Wight Festival.
The singer, who released his latest album 'Mojo' last year, will headline the first night of the festival with his band The Heartbreakers. It is Petty's first ever UK festival show and his first show of any kind in the UK for over 20 years.
Isle Of Wight Festival takes place from June 22 – 24 next summer. Tom Petty will headline the opening night (June 22) with support from Elbow, Example and Noah And The Whale.
Biffy Clyro and Madness are confirmed to play the second day (June 23) with that night's bill topper still to be confirmed. Bruce Springsteen will headline the final night (June 24) and will be joined by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and The Vaccines.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 06.12.11 14:38. Заголовок: Всё таки британские ..
Всё таки британские фаны своего добились.На закрытом теперь форуме была тема "London calling"
Отправлено: 13.12.11 23:49. Заголовок: До начала войны ещё ..
До начала войны ещё дожить надо.
Отправлено: 14.12.11 10:50. Заголовок: Сегодня или завтра б..
Сегодня или завтра будут объявлены даты тура. 15 декабря в 2-30 PM PT Том целый час будет общаться со своими поклонниками в Твиттере. Чуть позже информацию выложу более подробно.
Отправлено: 14.12.11 11:13. Заголовок: Tom Petty will be li..
Tom Petty will be live on Twitter for a chat session with fans December 15, 2011 at 2:30pm PST.
Use the hashtag #TompettyTCS to join the session with Tom Petty live on Twitter from 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST.
Login in to your Twitter and create a search for #tompettyTCS. Remain on this stream throughout the session to view the conversation. To ask a question click on the ‘compose new tweet’ at the top of right of the screen. Ask your question and be sure to include #tompettyTCS
Remember to include #tompettyTCS with your questions in order for them to be seen by @tompetty.
Be aware that Twitter accounts with the ‘Tweet Privacy’ setting enabled will not show up in the #tompettyTCS feed. You can disable this feature for the press conference in ‘Settings’ under ‘Account’ and uncheck the ‘Tweet Privacy’ box to ensure your questions appear.
Quick tip, copy the #tompettyTCS then paste it at the end of each question.
Отправлено: 15.12.11 08:26. Заголовок: Даты и города объявл..
Отправлено: 15.12.11 10:37. Заголовок: А мы в Гамбург хотим..
А мы в Гамбург хотим поехать.
Отправлено: 15.12.11 12:42. Заголовок: Вам до Гамбурга из П..
Вам до Гамбурга из Питера недалеко.
Отправлено: 15.12.11 13:41. Заголовок: Дело в том, что это ..
Дело в том, что это выходной.
Отправлено: 15.12.11 18:57. Заголовок: Ура!!! Я ж говорила,..
Ура!!! Я ж говорила, что если хорошо позвать, то он выползет из своей юэссэй Жаль, не решился на рашу, но всё впереди и Новосибирск тоже... Шучу ,здесь его мало так знают что ужас-ужас просто.... Том даже прогадал прямо под мой отпуск, причём именно скандинавию!!! Может Кто соберется в Данию и Швецию? Попробую организовать тикеты... Да и компанию хочется в теме приятную Можно и в Осло, но галопом туда из Стока будет непрально, Стокгольм прекрасен!!!! Поехали?
P.S. Щас еще займусь переговорами с Высшими силами насчет кудряшки Линна
ПОживем- увидим. Во всяком случае, хорошо, что он увидел, что и в Росии есть поклонники тоже. Это уже радует.
Отправлено: 16.12.11 12:46. Заголовок: Как-то, года 3-4 наз..
Как-то, года 3-4 назад у меня был диалог с Гессле из Roxette: - Per, you will come to Moscow? - Love to! Налицо логика артиста
За полтора года Roxette 3!!! раза концертили в России и даже до Нска доехали Верьте, господа
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 16.12.11 20:21. Заголовок: До парней доходит,но..
До парней доходит,но медленно,что у нас не во всех городах:
Отправлено: 17.12.11 00:29. Заголовок: Королева! Вы в Гамбу..
Королева, вы в Гамбург? Билеты на концерт купили? Я, видите ли, возобновил вчера членство в Клубе ХК и могу купить поближе. Цена на фан-сайтских сайтах - 90 евро за билеты "первой категории". Похоже, что я тоже еду в Гамбург.
Королева, вы в Гамбург? Билеты на концерт купили? Я, видите ли, возобновил вчера членство в Клубе ХК и могу купить поближе. Цена на фан-сайтских сайтах - 90 евро за билеты "первой категории". Похоже, что я тоже еду в Гамбург.
Нет, я еще не купила. До 25 денег нет, попробую тоже в клуб вступить, хотя, как я поняла предпродажи закончились пока.
Отправлено: 19.12.11 15:18. Заголовок: Только что с большим..
Только что с большим трудом (очереди и траффик) купил-таки билет на парижский концерт. 13 ряд партера с доставкой обошёлся в 5500. Гамбург уже продан.
Отправлено: 20.12.11 07:40. Заголовок: Мне кажется, очень п..
Мне кажется, очень прилично должно быть. Думаю, за все годы неприезда Тома у многих в разы возросло желание послушать его вживую.
Отправлено: 20.12.11 10:16. Заголовок: Судя по вчерашней аж..
Судя по вчерашней ажиотации во время первого дня продажи билетов в Париж - ломанулись многие. Очень милым, похоже, будет концерт в итальянском городе Лукка, на площади Наполеоне. Площадь маленькая и уютная, а посередине статуя Гарибальди. Думаю туда заехать после Парижа. Билет в стоячий партер 60 евро.
Отправлено: 22.12.11 10:38. Заголовок: Ticket to the moon
Сегодня доставил DHL. Сидеть буду в оркестре.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 22.12.11 15:41. Заголовок: Надо тогда Тома ущип..
Надо тогда Тома ущипнуть за что нибудь.
Отправлено: 22.12.11 19:00. Заголовок: Или смычком ткнуть...
Отправлено: 26.12.11 20:06. Заголовок: В общем то не только..
В общем то не только Лена поздравляла,но у нас в подвал не все заглядывают,поэтому дублирую оттуда.
С Днём Рождения глубоко уважаемый stvol!
Очень надеюсь что stvolовые клетки нашего форума в виде поклонников Тома будут успешно размножаться.
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 26.12.11 20:10. Заголовок: Отчет в билборде о н..
Отчет в билборде о недавнем общении Тома в твиттере.
Tom Petty Talks New Album, Tour, Sandwiches in Twitter Q&A
There were a few modest news flashes from Tom Petty during a Q&A session on his official Twitter page ( @tompetty) on Thursday.
Petty told Billboard.com that a new album is planned "but too soon to know details. it`s early days." He did, however, tell a fan asking about his remaining ambitions that he "should make another great album."
An expanded edition of his 1994 solo album "Wildflowers," with other songs recorded during the sessions has "been recently discussed. i'd say a good chance" of release.
There will be a seventh season of his "Tom Petty's Buried Treasure Radio Show" on SiriusXM. And there will "definitely" be more activity for his band Mudcrutch -- "maybe even next year" -- and "absolutely" some Blu-ray releases of his albums.
"I believe it's the future," he tweeted.
And his favorite sandwich is peanut butter and jelly.
In all Petty spent 90 minutes answering tweets from fans and reporters, though he wrote at one point that he found the short-answer format "very frustrating" and noted that there was "not enough space to answer" an inquiry about how he compiles a set list. Petty also described social media as the "end of the world. everybody has their head up their own ass. thinking their every breath is important." But he did indicate that he'd be tweeting more in the future. One of the participants tweeted on their own page during the session that, "god, so many of tom petty's answers are so half-assed. i love it." Petty and the Heartbreakers have announced a batch of tour dates for 2012, with nine U.S. shows beginning April 19 in Denver and including an April 28 stop at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The group will play St. John's, Newfoundland on June 3, followed by Halifax, Nova Scotia, then begin its first European trek in 20 years on June 7 in Dublin, Ireland, with a June 22 headlining date at the Isle of Wight Festival in the U.K., where he promised one fan he'd play the song "Learning To Fly." He also promised to bring a diverse setlist to the tour. Petty was asked about playing in other territories, such as Australia and Mexico, and tweeted that "we only work three months every two years. we've decided this year 2 focus on europe, maybe down the road aus." As for more U.K. dates he responded "maybe, I hope so," but he didn't answer inquiries about more North American shows. A few other notes from the session: the most talented musician alive today is "either jj cale or regina spektor;" "melissa etheridge doing refugee was the best (cover) i've ever heard); and that he truly has never seen Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell in a pair of shorts ("...and i hope i never do"). Petty signed off by tweeting "thanks everyone. dropped my phone. gotta go.
Tом согласился участвовать в Aida Night Of The Proms 2012. Я видела в новостях на сайте Эвентима (это билетный сайт). Сейчас с мобильного найти не могу (мож уже отказался). Хороший фестиваль с оркестром, правда, каждому дозволяют петь по3-6 песенок. В 2009м я ездила в Мюнхен на Roxette и Парсонса. Красиво! Че-то Тома то пусто, то густо... Придется ехать)))))
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 03.01.12 21:33. Заголовок: Том молодец,подтягив..
Том молодец,подтягивается за Бобом.
Отправлено: 04.01.12 02:23. Заголовок: Rock musician Tom Pe..
Rock musician Tom Petty watches the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on December 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Отправлено: 04.01.12 02:55. Заголовок: Мне больше нравятся ..
Мне больше нравятся фото, когда видно , в какой Том обуви на матчи ходит: в кедах без шнурков или уггах каких гламурных
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 04.01.12 23:59. Заголовок: А вот интересно, Том..
А вот интересно, Том сам мячик бросает?
Отправлено: 05.01.12 05:45. Заголовок: хе-хе.. сразу вспомн..
хе-хе.. сразу вспомнилось, как Том завербовал себе в продюсеры Джеффа Захотел как-то Том поиграть в бейсбол, но не нашел перчатку и поехал её покупать. Катит себе такой по дороге, и тут видит прогуливающегося Линна. Затащил Том его к себе в машину и повёз слушать песню "Yer so bad"... В итоге, в бейсбол и не поиграл, кажется....
С баскетбольным мячиком... ну Петти по-хранцузски Мааааленький и по-баскетбольному тоже
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 05.01.12 17:16. Заголовок: Джефф,например во вр..
Джефф,например во время туров не брезговал со всеми мячик погонять.Может Лена знает,как у Тома с этим дела обстоят.
Отправлено: 06.01.12 14:59. Заголовок: Voldar пишет: А вот..
А вот интересно, Том сам мячик бросает?
В книге Том рассказывает, что отец всегда хотел, что бы Том рос спортивным, но самому ему, в отличие от брата ( кстати на фото с матча брат сидит рядом), это не было близко, и как только он открыл для себя музыку со спортом покончил окончательно. Так что сейчас , я думаю, он очень осторожно этим занимается. Кроме того, у него больная нога, а как гитаристу ему руки беречь надо. Да, еще где-то он говорил, что немного занимается боксом для поддержания формы.
Отправлено: 06.01.12 15:04. Заголовок: Для любителей кедов ..
Для любителей кедов Фотографии уже этого года
Tom Petty attends a game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Отправлено: 06.01.12 17:16. Заголовок: Вот всегда интересрв..
Вот всегда интересрвало, почему без шнурков, толи лень возиться с ними, толи, чтоб не потеть Хотя понятно, что просто фишка Спасибо за фоты, здорово!
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 06.01.12 17:25. Заголовок: Всё таки Том определ..
Всё таки Том определенно радует своей непосредственностью.Никакой звездной болезни,хоть и на первом ряду,но в кедах и со стаканчиками и бумажка ещё типа нашей газеты.
Отправлено: 07.01.12 02:04. Заголовок: Voldar пишет: Том о..
Том определенно радует своей непосредственностью.Никакой звездной болезни,хоть и на первом ряду,но в кедах и со стаканчиками и бумажка ещё типа нашей газеты
Напоминает всё это "Банковский билет в миллион фунтов стерлингов" с Грегори Пеком в главной роли. И по мне так Том вполне сочетает положительные качества героя. Вот и люблю его за это (ну и за музыку, понятное дело) .
Отправлено: 09.01.12 21:41. Заголовок: На страничке Тома в ..
На страничке Тома в фэйсбуке выкладывают ссылки на клипы, так ни один не вызвал такой поток лайков, как Free Falling!!!! 11 тыщ . Определенно Джефф подсобил ооочень с этим шедевром! Том конца 80-х безусловно охренителен Я вообще не могу на него смотреть http://m.facebook.com/#!/tompetty?__user=100000174986367
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 09.01.12 22:43. Заголовок: Так это практически ..
Так это практически народная американская песня.
Отправлено: 09.01.12 22:50. Заголовок: Ага, свобода и демок..
Ага, свобода и демократия!!!! Ещё про герлу американскую тоже, помню, распевают лучше гимна
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 09.01.12 22:57. Заголовок: Мне так,больше всего..
Мне так,больше всего нравиться небольшой запил Майка в конце,как то очень по линновски получилось.
Отправлено: 09.01.12 23:06. Заголовок: Так Том рассказывал,..
Так Том рассказывал, что Линн менял, грубо говоря, ля-мажор на ля-минор и песню не узнать Прям диктатор какой-то... Куда ж Майку было деваться, он ВСЁ сумеет запилить
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 09.01.12 23:09. Заголовок: Это понятно,что Джеф..
Это понятно,что Джефф точно знал,как эту музыку записать,но Майк здорово сыграл,хотя вроде ничего особенного.
Откуда: Раша, Киров
Отправлено: 10.01.12 10:50. Заголовок: У меня в 1989-90-м г..
У меня в 1989-90-м году приходил журнальчик "Музыкальный Олимп" Много полезной информации и новостей черпал я для себя именно из него. К сожалению сами журналы не сохранились. Но вот вырезка из него попалась.. Однажды в статье про Травелин Уилбериз я узнал новость о кончине Роя...
Откуда: Россия, Москва
Отправлено: 10.01.12 20:31. Заголовок: Серёж,а точечки это ..
Серёж,а точечки это ты ставил?
Откуда: Раша, Киров
Отправлено: 10.01.12 22:17. Заголовок: Да точечки мои, но ч..
Да точечки мои, но что означают не помню. Скорей всего эти исполнители у меня были в обороте.