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Did You Know...

...that Hard Promises had a working title of Benmont's Revenge?

...that Tom Petty wrote a song called "Reptiles" about "what scumsuckers lawyers are"?

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

Random Quote

"Okay, howzabout 'Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' is purely and simply the best mainstream rock debut by any American band this year and anyone who doesn't rush out and buy the booger immediately don't know nuthin!' And yes, I really do believe the first half of the statement to be perfectly true."

- Giovanni DadamoSounds magazine