Interviews
The Petty Archives

 

Date Interviewer Interviewee Notes
January 14, 1983 Lisa Robinson Tom Petty Includes audio
January 1985 Steven Rosen Tom Petty Appeared on Ultimate-Guitar.com.
ca. 1999 Jaan Uhelszki Tom Petty For AllMusic Zine.
April 24, 1999 Alan Bangs Tom Petty At the Hamburg Docks for Rockpalast
July 1999 Fans Benmont Tench "Spotlight on a Heartbreaker"
September 1999 Fans Mike Campbell "Spotlight on a Heartbreaker"
circa 2000 Lee Flier Stan Lynch Appeared on MusicPlayer.com
August 2000 Fans Howie Epstein "Spotlight on a Heartbreaker"
circa 2003 Scott Bernarde Stan Lynch Appeared in book Stars of David
November 15, 2003 SongFacts Mike Campbell From SongFacts.com
March 31, 2004 Paul Zollo Tom Petty  
May 2004 Fans Ron Blair "Spotlight on a Heartbreaker"
October 2004 Fans Benmont Tench "Spotlight on a Heartbreaker"
July 1, 2007 Chris Carter Tom Petty Breakfast with the Beatles, 95.5 KLS Los Angeles
October 23, 2008 Warren Zanes Tom Petty  
November 18, 2015 Liberty White Warren Zanes The Petty Archives exclusive

Interviews appearing in newspapers and magazines

Note: Not everything listed as an 'interview' on the magazine and newspaper indexes is listed here; this is a bit more selective.

Publication Interviewee
Gainesville Sun - June 24, 1973 Members of Mudcrutch 
Gainesville Sun - December 10, 1976 Tom Petty
The Delphian - March 23, 1977 Various Heartbreakers
Sounds - April 9, 1977 Tom Petty
The Los Angeles Times - April 26, 1977 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #242 - June 30, 1977 Tom Petty
FFanzeen - July 7, 1977 Tom Petty
Dark Star - August 1977 Tom Petty
Back Door Man - November-December 1977 Tom Petty
Cleveland Scene - December 22, 1977 Tom Petty
BAM - April 7, 1978 Various Heartbreakers
Rolling Stone #263 - April 20, 1978 Tom Petty
Georgia Straight - June 9, 1978 Tom Petty
Beat Instrumental - August 1978 Tom Petty
Record Review - August 1978 Tom Petty
Bangor Daily News - August 14, 1978 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #276 - October 19, 1978 Tom Petty
Toledo Blade - November 17, 1978 Tom Petty
Circus - November 21, 1978 Tom Petty
New Wave Rock - February 1979 Tom Petty
The Los Angeles Times - July 27, 1979 Tom Petty
Record Review - August 1979 Tom Petty
BAM - December 14, 1979 Tom Petty
Record Review - February 1980
Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #311 - February 21, 1980 Tom Petty
Trouser Press - March 1980 Tom Petty
Melody Maker - March 8, 1980 Tom Petty
New Musical Express - March 15, 1980 Tom Petty
The Sydney Sun-Herald - April 13, 1980 Tom Petty
The Sydney Sun-Herald - April 20, 1980 Tom Petty 
Hit Parader - June 1980 Tom Petty
Song Hits - June 1980 Tom Petty 
Rolling Stone #321 - July 10, 1980 Benmont Tench
Rolling Stone #339 - March 19, 1981 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #342 - April 30, 1981 Tom Petty
The New York Times - May 6, 1981 Tom Petty
Musician - July 1981 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #348 - July 23, 1981 Various Heartbreakers
Trouser Press - August 1981 Tom Petty
New Straits Times - August 2, 1981 Various Heartbreakers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - August 4, 1981 Benmont Tench
The Montreal Gazette - August 6, 1981 Tom Petty
Lakeland Ledger - October 2, 1981 Benmont Tench
St. Petersburg Times - October 6, 1981 Benmont Tench 
Playboy - September 1982 Tom Petty
City Limits - December 3, 1982 Tom Petty
Record - January 1983 Tom Petty
Gainesville Sun - February 4, 1983 Tom Petty
Applause - February 11, 1983 Various friends & family
Boston Globe - March 24, 1983 Tom Petty
Gannet-Westchester Herald-Statesman - March 29, 1983 Tom Petty
Creem - April 1983 Tom Petty
Hit Parader - April 1983 Tom Petty
The Deseret News - April 20, 1983 Tom Petty
Gainesville Sun - April 22, 1983 Mike Campbell
Modern Drummer - February 1984 Stan Lynch
Gainesville Sun - July 20, 1984 Stan Lynch
Winnipeg Free Press - November 16, 1984 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #436 - December 6, 1984 Tom Petty
The New York Times - March 25, 1985 Tom Petty
The Los Angeles Times - March 31, 1985 Tom Petty
Auburn Citizen - April 19, 1985 Tom Petty
Schenectady Gazette - June 15, 1985 Stan Lynch
Chicago Tribune - June 22, 1985 Tom Petty
Lakeland Ledger - July 10, 1985 Tom Petty
Record - August 1985 Tom Petty
St. Petersburg Times - August 26, 1985 Tom Petty
The Montreal Gazette - October 12, 1985 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #465 - January 16, 1986 Tom Petty
Lodi News-Sentinel - February 5, 1986 Tom Petty
Chicago Tribune - February 6, 1986 Tom Petty
The Philadelphia Inquirer - February 8, 1986 Tom Petty
The Sydney Sun-Herald - February 26, 1986 Tom Petty
Reading Eagle - April 12, 1986 Tom Petty, Bob Dylan
Glasgow Evening Times - April 26, 1986 Tom Petty
The Straits Times - May 27, 1986 Tom Petty
St. Joseph News-Press - July 12, 1986 Various Heartbreakers
Rolling Stone #478 - July 17, 1986 Various Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan
The Philadelphia Inquirer - July 18, 1986 Tom Petty, Bob Dylan
Guitar Player - August 1986 Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
Gainesville Sun - April 17, 1987 Benmont Tench, Stan Lynch
The New York Times - April 20, 1987 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #499 - May 7, 1987 Tom Petty
Lodi News-Sentinel - May 7, 1987 Tom Petty
Houston Chronicle - May 29, 1987 Mike Campbell
Chicago Tribune - June 19, 1987 Tom Petty
The Pittsburgh Press - June 20, 1987 Tom Petty
Youngstown Vindicator - June 22, 1987 Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
RockBill - August 1987 Tom Petty
The Los Angeles Times - October 29, 1988 Various Wilburys
The New York Times - November 16, 1988 Tom Petty
Lawrence Journal-World - December 11, 1988 Tom Petty
Spokane Chronicle - December 14, 1988 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #545 - February 9, 1989 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #550 - April 20, 1989 Tom Petty
Gainesville Sun - April 26, 1989 Tom Petty
BAM - May 5, 1989 Tom Petty
Lakeland Ledger - May 19, 1989 Tom Petty
The Sydney Sun-Herald - May 28, 1989 Tom Petty
Allegheny Times - May 31, 1989 Tom Petty
Spokane Chronicle - June 7, 1989 Tom Petty
Reading Eagle - June 14, 1989 Tom Petty
Gainesville Sun - June 30, 1989 Stan Lynch
Gainesville Sun - July 14, 1989 Tom Petty
Portsmouth Daily Times - July 17, 1989 Tom Petty
SPIN - August 1989 Tom Petty
The Morning Call - August 25, 1989 Mike Campbell
New London Day - August 27, 1989 Tom Petty
Lewiston Sun Journal - August 28, 1989 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #562 - October 5, 1989 Multiple Heartbreakers
Gainesville Sun - October 13, 1989 Tom Petty
The Victoria Advocate - November 8, 1989 Tom Petty
Applause - January 25, 1990 Earl Jerningan
Beaver County Times - February 21, 1990 Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
Gainesville Sun - August 8, 1990 Ron Blair
The Concordian - November 9, 1990 Various Wilburys
Reading Eagle - November 30, 1990 Various Wilburys
Rolling Stone #610 - August 8, 1991 Various Heartbreakers
Kentucky New Era - August 16, 1991 Tom Petty
Ocala Star-Banner - August 29, 1991 Tom Petty
Chicago Tribune - September 1, 1991 Tom Petty
Indianapolis Star - September 10, 1991 Benmont Tench
The Tuscaloosa News - October 24, 1991 Mike Campbell
Gainesville Sun - October 30, 1991 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #667 - October 14, 1993 Tom Petty
Gainesville Sun - October 29, 1993 Tom Petty
Gadsden Times - March 10, 1994 Tom Petty
Modern Drummer - August 1994 Stan Lynch
Ocala Star-Banner - October 22, 1994 Stan Lynch
Newsweek - November 7, 1994 Tom Petty
Guitar Player - March 1995 Mike Campbell
Rolling Stone #707 - May 4, 1995 Multiple Heartbreakers
The Spokesman-Review - May 5, 1995 Tom Petty
The Tuscaloosa News - October 5, 1995 Tom Petty
Gainesville Sun - November 21, 1995 Stan Lynch
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - September 4, 1996 Tom Petty
The San Francisco Chronicle - January 9, 1997 Tom Petty
The San Francisco Chronicle - February 16, 1997 Tom Petty
Pulse! - April 1999 Tom Petty
The Album Network - April 16, 1999 Tom Petty
Gainesville Sun - April 16, 1999 Tom Petty
The Free-Lance Star - April 17, 1999 Tom Petty
New York Daily News - April 18, 1999 Tom Petty
Guitar Player - May 1999 Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
MOJO - May 1999 Tom Petty
Calhoun Times - May 11, 1999 Tom Petty
MIX - June 1999 Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Richard Dodd (engineer)
The Philadelphia Inquirer - June 25, 1999 Mike Campbell
Rolling Stone #816 - July 8, 1999 Tom Petty
The Commercial Appeal - August 6, 1999 Mike Campbell
The Oregonian - August 27, 1999 Benmont Tench
The Sacramento Bee - August 29, 1999 Benmont Tench
The Spokesman-Review - September 3, 1999 Tom Petty
Gainesville Sun - September 21, 1999 Tom Petty
Spartanburg Herald-Journal - September 24, 1999 Benmont Tench
Gainesville Sun - May 30, 2000 Stan Lynch
Billboard - October 7, 2000 Stan Lynch
Rolling Stone #853 - November 9, 2000 Tom Petty
Billboard - April 7, 2001 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #871 - June 21, 2001 Tom Petty
Chicago Tribune - July 20, 2001 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #875 - August 16, 2001 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #887 - January 17, 2002 Tom Petty
The Los Angeles Times - March 15, 2002 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #892 - March 28, 2002 Tom Petty
New York Daily News - October 6, 2002 Tom Petty
The Philadelphia Inquirer - October 6, 2002 Tom Petty
The San Francisco Chronicle - October 6, 2002 Tom Petty
Gainesville Sun - October 9, 2002 Tom Petty
Spartanburg Herald-Journal - October 10, 2002 Tom Petty
The Beaufort Gazette - October 13, 2002 Tom Petty
The New York Times - October 13, 2002 Tom Petty
USA Today - October 17, 2002 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #909 - November 14, 2002 Tom Petty
Chicago Tribune - November 17, 2002 Tom Petty
Chicago Sun-Times - April 13, 2003 Tom Petty
The San Francisco Chronicle - October 3, 2003 Tom Petty
Billboard - November 29, 2003 Rick Rubin
Gainesville Sun - August 22, 2004 Stan Lynch
Gainesville Magazine - December 2004 Stan Lynch
St. Augustine Record - April 10, 2005 Stan Lynch
Rolling Stone #977 - June 30, 2005 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #980 - August 11, 2005 Tom Petty
Billboard - August 13, 2005 Tom Petty
Gainesville Sun - October 30, 2005 Tom Petty
American Songwriter - November 2005 Tom Petty
Gainesville Magazine - December 2005 Tom Petty
Billboard - December 3, 2005 Tom Petty
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - December 5, 2005 Tom Petty
Toledo Blade - December 12, 2005 Tom Petty
Long Beach Press-Telegram - January 6, 2006 Mike Campbell
Ocala Star-Banner - April 21, 2006 Benmont Tench
Rolling Stone #1000 - May 18, 2006 Tom Petty
The Free Lance-Star - June 2, 2006 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #1002 - June 15, 2006 Tom Petty
Guitar Player - July 2006 Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
Melbourne Age - July 5, 2006 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #1004 - July 13, 2006 Tom Petty
USA Today - July 24, 2006 Tom Petty
Harp - July 25, 2006 Tom Petty
The Philadelphia Inquirer - July 26, 2006 Tom Petty
The Los Angeles Times - December 31, 2006 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #1019 - February 8, 2007 Tom Petty
USA Today - June 11, 2007 Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne
Performing Songwriter - September/October 2007 Benmont Tench
Toledo Blade - November 22, 2007 Danny Roberts (Mudcrutch)
Rolling Stone - December 4, 2007 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone - December 5, 2007 Tom Petty
ToneQuest Report - March 2008 Mike Campbell
The New York Times - April 20, 2008 Various members of Mudcrutch
The Los Angeles Times - April 27, 2008 Various members of Mudcrutch 
Rolling Stone - May 1, 2008 Various members of Mudcrutch
The Boston Herald - May 4, 2008 Various members of Mudcrutch
The Tampa Tribune - July 10, 2008 Red Slater
Ojai Valley News - October 10, 2008 Randall Marsh
Carmel Valley News - May 7, 2009 Ron Blair
Rolling Stone - September 17, 2009 Tom Petty
Keyboard - November 2009 Benmont Tench
London Times - November 15, 2009 Tom Petty
The Wall Street Journal - November 20, 2009 Tom Petty
Provo Daily Herald - December 4, 2009 Tom Petty
Rolling Stone #1093 - December 10, 2009 Tom Petty
USA Today - December 20, 2009 Tom Petty
Parade - April 25, 2010 Tom Petty
The Pet Press - May 2010 Mike & Marcie Campbell
Sound & Vision - June-July-August 2010 Various Heartbreakers & Ryan Ulyate
Chicago Tribune - June 2, 2010 Tom Petty
CANOE - June 6, 2010 Mike Campbell
The Los Angeles Times - June 10, 2010 Tom Petty
USA Today - June 10, 2010 Tom Petty
The Los Angeles Times - June 11, 2010 Tom Petty
The Washington Post - June 13, 2010 Tom Petty
Winnipeg Free Press - June 19, 2010 Mike Campbell
Classic Rock - July 2010 Tom Petty
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - July 15, 2010 Mike Campbell
Detroit Free Press - July 22, 2010 Mike Campbell
The Boston Herald - August 18, 2010 Mike Campbell
The Exeter Bulletin - Fall 2010 Benmont Tench
M Music & Musicians - September-October 2010 Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
The Tampa Tribune - September 9, 2010 Mike Campbell
St. Petersburg Times - September 16, 2010 Mike Campbell
The Arizona Republic - September 22, 2010 Mike Campbell
Milwaukee Magazine - November 22, 2010 Stan Lynch, Benmont Tench
Campusounds - December 28, 2010 Benmont Tench
The Los Angeles Times - October 12, 2011 Tom Petty
The New York Times - February 22, 2012 Mike Campbell
The Daily Telegraph - June 16, 2012 Tom Petty
The Washington Post - October 7th, 2015 Warren Zanes
The Los Angeles Times - October 4, 2017 Tom Petty