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Did You Know...

...that Tom Petty accidentally smashed a Flying V guitar on a lighting rig?

...that during winter tours, Stan Lynch would pack a Hanukkah menorah?

...that Tom Petty played so much Pac-Man that he rubbed the skin off his hand?

Random Quote

"Well—it's self- respect, really. You have to believe in yourself to have something to stand for, something to offer—or nothin's gonna happen for you. It's the American ideal that you can achieve almost anything if you put your mind to it, that you can get what you want if you just want it enough and you're prepared to tough it out. Which is probably true—I think it's true, anyway."

- Tom Petty