Tom Petty Revs the Heartbreakers Back Up
By Patrick Doyle
Rolling Stone #1143 - November 10, 2011
"I took some time off this year, and I enjoyed it for the most part," says Tom Petty, "but I kind of need something to do." So the rocker is revving back up this fall, starting on October 29th with an intimate 500-capacity Heartbreakers gig at the California State University, Northridge, to benefit L.A. public radio station KCSN. Then, on November 25th, the band will take part in Record Store Day's Black Friday event with a vinyl-only live LP recorded mostly on last year's Mojo tour. Petty and the band are also hard at work on the next Heartbreakers record, which they're planning as a 12-song set, much of it cut live in the studio. "It's a bit early to explain, but there's a blues base to a lot of it," Petty says. "But there's a few things. It's not all one thing. We're real happy with what we got so far."