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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.
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.
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Living legends of rock
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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.”
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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