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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 a prankster modified one of Mike Campbell's effect pedals to yell "GO GATORS"?

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

...that Tom Petty was invited to perform for the American Assocation of Nude Recreation?

Random Quote

"I'm not usually as concerned with record company business as you might think; I like to devote my time and energy to being a musician. But sometimes there's a communications breakdown and, when that happens, you just have to stand up for yourself."

- Tom Petty