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"I read the other day that video games are taking 15 billion dollars directly our of the record business. As far as I'm concerned, I'd rather put seven dollars' worth of quarters into a Pac-Man machine than into some dip-shit album."

- Tom Petty

Did You Know...

...that Tom Petty told his father that he'd beĀ a millionaire by the time he was 35?

...that a teenaged Tom Petty got put on probation for stealing hood ornaments?

...that Tom Petty shortened his name because "Tommy Petty" didn't look right on the record?

Random Quote

"I mean everybody has been pulling from different directions. Being the future of rock 'n' roll before you've even made a record, I mean before you've had a chance to do anything -- it's as much of a curse as a blessing. People get very possessive about you, you're their duck that's going to lay their golden eggs. I'm there sayin': 'Let me make some records and then we'll talk about it, leave me alone.'" - Tom Petty