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

...that Tom Petty accidentally smashed a Flying V guitar on a lighting rig?

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

Random Quote

"We're a rock & roll band. We ain't no punk band, we ain't folk rock, jazz rock, or any of that bullshit. Just rock, and we don't put no other name on it than that. We'd be stupid if we did."

- Tom Petty