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"Okay, howzabout 'Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' is purely and simply the best mainstream rock debut by any American band this year and anyone who doesn't rush out and buy the booger immediately don't know nuthin!' And yes, I really do believe the first half of the statement to be perfectly true."

- Giovanni DadamoSounds magazine

Did You Know...

...that Hard Promises had a working title of Benmont's Revenge?

...that the Heartbreakers once dumped Chinese food all over their luggage?

...that the concrete slab bearing Tom Petty's handprints, intended for a Gainesville Walk of Fame, eventually ended up sitting in a garage?

Random Quote

"I called Tommy up and said, 'If you're bored, we need a helping hand.' He liked the band and bam!" 

- Benmont Tench