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

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

...that after leaving the Heartbreakers in the early 1980s, Ron Blair ran a swimwear shop?

Random Quote

"I used to have these soul-searching nights where I'd lie awake and think, 'When it's all over, all you've gonna leave behind is the records. That's all the fuck you're doing.'"

- Tom Petty