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Did You Know...

...that Hard Promises had a working title of Benmont's Revenge?

...that the concrete slab bearing Tom Petty's handprints, intended for a Gainesville Walk of Fame, eventually ended up sitting in a garage?

...that on the 4th of July, 1976, the air conditioning broke down during the recording of "American Girl"?

Random Quote

"I don't know if it's just Gainesville, maybe it's the whole country, but there are few places where you can go into a club and actually hear musicians doing things, playing rock. 'I'm into jazz, I'm past rock & roll.' That's a fairly common excuse. Rock music is just pretty rare these days."

- Tom Petty