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Did You Know...

...that the Heartbreakers once dumped Chinese food all over their luggage?

...that Tom Petty credits Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band as being a big influence on the Heartbreakers' live show?

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

Random Quote

"I mean everybody has been pulling from different directions. Being the future of rock 'n' roll before you've even made a record, I mean before you've had a chance to do anything -- it's as much of a curse as a blessing. People get very possessive about you, you're their duck that's going to lay their golden eggs. I'm there sayin': 'Let me make some records and then we'll talk about it, leave me alone.'" - Tom Petty