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Did You Know...

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

...that the Hard Promises tour was delayed because Tom Petty injured his knee on a trampoline?

...that a prankster modified one of Mike Campbell's effect pedals to yell "GO GATORS"?

Random Quote

"I've changed my mind about a lot of things. I used to say 'Fuck the whales', but now I think we ought to save them too. Why not?"

- Tom Petty