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Did You Know...

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

...that Tom Petty shortened his name because "Tommy Petty" didn't look right on the record?

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

Random Quote

"For too long the kids have had to listen to rock music handed down to them by their older brothers and sisters. They've never had any rock and roll bands they could call their own."

- Tom Petty