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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 recording of "The Waiting" was held up by a gorilla?

...that Tom Petty once forgot the words to one of his own hits?

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

Random Quote

"I'm not usually as concerned with record company business as you might think; I like to devote my time and energy to being a musician. But sometimes there's a communications breakdown and, when that happens, you just have to stand up for yourself."

- Tom Petty