The Petty Archives

Gary Busey in a zone that's all his own
By Jon Bream
Minneapolis Star Tribune - February 2, 2012

He also remembered hanging out at the now-defunct Sgt. Preston's bar and the Cabooze, where he sometimes performed. He made a habit of sitting in at Twin Cities concerts by stars such as Bonnie Raitt and Tom Petty.

"With Tom Petty, we played 'Rock 'n' Roll Music' by Chuck Berry, and we started backing up on the stage and I started hitting him and he started hitting me and we both went down," Busey reminisced as if it were yesterday. "His head ended up on my stomach with my legs straight in the air with the guitar strap between my legs. Try to pick that up and play it."