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Did You Know...

...that Mike Campbell was invited to play guitar on the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care"?

...that Tom Petty shortened his name because "Tommy Petty" didn't look right on the record?

...that a teenaged Tom Petty got put on probation for stealing hood ornaments?

Random Quote

"We're a rock & roll band. We ain't no punk band, we ain't folk rock, jazz rock, or any of that bullshit. Just rock, and we don't put no other name on it than that. We'd be stupid if we did."

- Tom Petty