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With over 1,000 pages of content covering 50+ years, we're the most comprehensive archive of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in the known universe.

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Did You Know...

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

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

...that a reunion of the Traveling Wilburys was being discussed?

Random Quote

"I used to have these soul-searching nights where I'd lie awake and think, 'When it's all over, all you've gonna leave behind is the records. That's all the fuck you're doing.'"

- Tom Petty