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  1. 6 points
    It's not like I was ever going to meet him, but I just liked knowing that his spirit was alive somewhere out there, working away in his studio or getting ready for a tour, or coming down after a show, pacing around or whatever.. It's such a shame he's not around anymore. Also, he was one of the last of the dying old-school breed and every time one of those ones dies, the world becomes a slightly less interesting place (in my mind)
  2. 5 points
    Marion

    Messages from Mike & Benmont ❤️

    This was posted at TomPetty.com. YOUR CONDOLENCES HAVE BEEN A LIFE SAVER FOR ME. THIS HAS BEEN SO SURPRISING AND DEVASTATING FOR ME AND THE BAND AS I KNOW IT HAS BEEN FOR YOU. IT WILL TAKE A LONG TIME BEFORE I GET OVER THIS. I WILL CARRY ON FOR MYSELF AND ALL OF YOU WHO LOVE THE MUSIC. I FEEL YOUR LOVE AND AM FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT ALL THESE YEARS. REMEMBER, WITHOUT YOU, ALL OF OUR DEVOTED FANS, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS. TOM WILL ALWAYS BE HERE ON MY RIGHT SHOULDER URGING ME ON TO KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE AND INSPIRING ME WITH HIS SPIRIT. HE IS A ONE OF A KIND AND I WILL BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE YEARS WE RODE TOGETHER AND THE SONGS WE WROTE TOGETHER. BLESS YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. ‐ MIKE HEY Y’ALL. I’M SURE I DON’T NEED, NOR DO I REALLY KNOW HOW, TO TELL YOU HOW AWFUL THESE PAST WEEKS HAVE BEEN. I KNOW YOU ALL FEEL IT TOO. WHAT I DO WANT TO TELL YOU IS HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE YOUR KINDNESS & SUPPORT. I’VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM & SPEAK WITH MANY OF YOU, BOTH IN PERSON IN LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK, AND THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. YOU HAVE BEEN A GREAT SOURCE OF COMFORT. THIS BAND, AND THE EXTENDED FAMILY TOM GATHERED AROUND HIM, IS A STRONG & LOVING GROUP OF PEOPLE, AND WE’RE ALL VERY TIGHT, AND ALL LEANING ON EACH OTHER. LOVE WILL CERTAINLY SEE US ALL THROUGH THIS. FOR ME, I JUST WANT TO DO WHAT I’VE DONE SINCE I WAS EIGHTEEN OR NINETEEN YEARS OLD: TAKE WHAT I’VE LEARNED OVER THESE YEARS, FROM TOM, ABOUT PERSISTENCE, PURSUIT OF & INSISTENCE ON ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE, AND A CERTAIN KIND OF PERSONAL INTEGRITY, AND CONTINUE TO APPLY IT GOING FORWARD, IN WHATEVER “FORWARD” MIGHT BE. MAYBE EACH OF US, OF YOU, CAN DO THE SAME. AND, OF COURSE, NEVER FORGET TO TURN UP TO TEN AND LET THAT SUCKER BLAST. PEACE & LOVE TO YOU AND YOURS, ‐ BENMONT
  3. 4 points
    Dan

    Benmont Tench

  4. 3 points
    I know exactly what you are saying. I felt better knowing he was alive. I grew up with him. He's a few years older than me, and I know what you mean about the old timers dying out. They're irreplaceable.
  5. 3 points
    Shelter

    Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    Yeah, sure is unreal.. seem so.. not real.
  6. 3 points
    Nel

    Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    Two months. And I still have these moments when it just doesn't seem possible.
  7. 3 points
    bonddm

    Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    http://www.noise11.com/news/benmont-tench-and-mike-campbell-thank-fans-for-support-following-death-of-tom-petty-20171123
  8. 3 points
    It was reported yesterday on Tom Petty Radio that Wildflowers All The Rest is set for a early 2018 release.
  9. 3 points
    Christmas All Over Again: Silent Night (with Stevie Nicks): Little Red Rooster:
  10. 2 points
    Hi. You may have heard this interview from Swedish radio from 1987 before but I hadn't, so I just thought I'd share. There's some Swedish talk but also plenty of TP talking. It appears that Swedish National Radio re-uploaded the interview after his death - it's called 'Möte med Tom Petty 1987' (A meeting with Tom Petty 1987). Right-click where it says: LADDA NER(30 min, MP3) to download the interview. http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/970074?programid=4918
  11. 2 points
    bonddm

    Tom Leadon tribute

    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tom-leadon-mudcrutch-tom-petty-my-best-old-friend/
  12. 2 points
    Shelter

    Tom Petty Interview, Japan, March 1986

    Don't think I've seen/heard this one around...
  13. 2 points
    Tom Petty, 1982 © Lynn Goldsmith
  14. 2 points
    Not sure, if this popped up here already, but it was new to me. Mike Campbell talking about Tom Petty after his death.
  15. 2 points
    I love that interview so much. Mike is the best! Thanks for posting! If you want to listen to the rest of the show from that night you can find the links in the thread below.
  16. 2 points
    jrd

    Tour history 1976 - 2017

    Regarding the 1977 Yakima date. My little brother Bob attended (he was 16). That night I asked what he thought. He said "J. Geils sucked," they left before the band finished, "...but the opening act was great, Tom Petty." We'd never heard of him but Bob bought Petty's debut album the next day. A few years later we started our own band and covered American Girl. Bob continued, "I felt badly for him. He was a little laid back and some people started booing and screaming J. Geils!" Hahaha.
  17. 1 point
    nurktwin

    The Shelters cover Tom Petty

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-tom-petty-proteges-the-shelters-cover-mudcrutch-w513690
  18. 1 point
    Would they? Only they can answer that really..I'd have mixed feelings about it as I'm sure they would too but musicians create music, that's what they do..would it be in the form of a once off tribute show for Tom with guest vocalists carefully chosen..the emphasis being on carefully chosen who would have the right sensibility to do justice to what they're doing...it would be car crash stuff if not handled properly. Could they? Well yes they could if they wanted to..musical ability wise they could back up anyone really given the strength of the band. Should they? That's the hard one really. Mike Benmont and Steve are active in the scene in their own right with side projects and studio work. Ron and Scott...it would be strange seeing them all as a collective together on stage without Tom, but it would need to be a Bob Dylan type figure...Bob and The Heartbreakers on a mini tour somewhere....I could see that as viable artistically if they did it..I think Tom would give his blessing to that. McGuinn also...a Willie Nelson studio album with the Heartbreakers. Or dare I say it..Neil Young on tour with the Heartbreakers would also be fascinating . It would need to be that type of calibre of collaboration to have any value or merit if it were to happen at all. Another option would be for the Heart breakers to do a tour on their own. A small theatre type tour with Mike and Benmont songs and a few Mudcrutch and blues covers...just for fun low key relaxed. Or Mudcrutch to tour similar vibe to option above. Who knows if any of this is even remotely possible but perhaps in the fullness of time it might even be therapeutic for the band to get back together and play in celebration of Tom and the music that has given them all a wonderful life. Life is for living. Music is for playing.
  19. 1 point
    I’d be happy for them to back McGuinn, Hillman and Crosby on a Byrds reunion!
  20. 1 point
    The Last Dj is the only known concept album TPATH have released but based on interviews and the finished album, it doesn't seem that coherent or successful as a unified whole which is different from its success as an album of songs. It's interesting that Tom aimed for something different and for whatever reason, didn't see it through. The Last Dj---this is a strong beginning and lays out the theme of the album, the purity of the artist, the visionary loner against the slimy corporations and their corruptive influences on artists and those who listen to the music. I really liked this song and still do, but when I read someone's opinion that it should've been electric, the riff ringing out with distortion, I agreed and feel it sums up the album itself, while good overall, it doesn't reach its potential. Money Becomes King---the lament of the artist who has become corrupted. A very enjoyable song and unique in that there's no chorus. I like this song quite a bit but find the placement odd, again, not as an album of rock songs but with the theme of the record; it starts out defiantly with the first track but we're already at the corruption of an artist. Maybe it's meant to be a striking juxtaposition but it feels a bit off here. Dreamville---A nostalgic look back at purity, a nice song. To keep from repeating myself, I'll just address the themes of the songs and their strange placement for a concept album later on. Joe---I go back and forth on this one, sometimes I'm in the mood for it, sometimes it's too jarringly unpleasant. Certianly does a good job of lambasting the corrupt executive. When A Kid Goes Bad---Another one I like though it seems a bit odd to have two songs related to children on here. I guess this one is more abut the bad influence that Joe pushes. Musically I like it I guess. Like a Diamond---anotehr nostalic innocence song, maybe that's what Tom went with, a constant back and forth between innocence and corruption, which is a different approach for a concept album. Except, putting two songs related to corruption back to back Joe and Kid dismisses that idea. I like this song but it touches on the weakness of the record, the plethora of slower paced, almost sleepy songs. Lost Children---I like it though the riff reminds me of that one riff in Mary Janes at the end of the chorus. But it's good to have something a bit uptempo here and it was good they'd stretch it a bit in concert before it was relegated to the forgotten songs pile. This next stretch of the album is very bland and boring for me. These four songs just sink this album. Blue Sunday---I don't care. Another slow draggy number. You And Me---to contradict myself right off the bat, I do like the jaunty swagger of this song. But it doesn't feel connected to the Last Dj concept at all. Aside from the romance of the open road. The Man Who Loves Women---ugghh. I really dislike this song. Just bland, boring, I don't care that it's a tribute to George Harrison, I just don't like it. Don't like the melody. Blehh. Seems like nothing to do with the concept, etihter. Have Love Will Travel---sometimes I think the title is so corny as to be stupid beyond belief and other times, I think it's so corny but revels in that corniness that it actually seems cool. Either way, I don't like this midtempo mush. Seems like a would be anthem that never took off, esepcially with the line about the women loving the song or something, you know the line, it would sometimes elicit a cheer when they'd play it in concert; felt like pandering to the audience the same when Girl on Lsd did. What the hell does this have to do with the concept? I don't know. Maybe it's the sonic blast from the artist that wasn't corrupted, that remains pure and connects with the audience. Too bad it's such a shitty song. Can't Stop the Sun---A good way to end the album and possibly the strongest closing number on one of his records since Zombie Zoo! I like this one quite a bit, though it has a very strong Beatles influence. It definitely connects to the theme of the record. A really nice solo from Mike at the end, this one should've been played during the Mojo tour, it would've fit right in. Anyway, after so many songs I don't care for or slooooooowwwww the pace of the record, this number is one final hurrah, a defiant dreamy blast of music in the face of corruption and a great way to bring the album to a close. Leaving aside talk of hypocrisy, ticket prices, Highway Companions mishaps and the set list rut and how they relate to Tom, looking back at the album as a whole, as a concept depicting the battle between pure artistry, what do we have? These seem to directly deal with the theme: The Last Dj Money Becomes King Dreamville Joe When A Kid Goes Bad Like a Diamond Lost Children Can't Stop the Sun I think this makes for a more linear concept album: The Last Dj---lays out the theme Dreamville---the nostalgic look back at innocence before the corruption Joe----enter the evil Money Becomes King---the fan's lament after the effect of Joe When A Kid Goes Bad---the result of Joe's corruption on the artist Lost Children---the lament from the Last Dj about the innocents corrupted Like a Diamond---using "she" as the muse, the internal summoning of strength in the face of corruption, beyond the caustic insanity of Joe and the sorrow of the lost children resulting in: Can't Stop the Sun---the return of the defiance of the Last Dj a bit more mature having gone through everything and an upbeat ending to the album. You could always swap Like a Dimaond and Dreamville, in which case, at the number 2 spot, Like a Diamond is about the purity of following his muse and Dreamville the sentimental look back with the black diamond guitar strings, and this is used to summon up the energy for the defiance at the end. You could also slot in Have Love Will Travel in the second last spot, serving the same purpose as I mentioned above, so you go from a look back or reconnection to the music (Dreamville/Diamond), then the rousing number to the music fans (Have Love Will Travel) before the final defiant anger at the corrupt music companies. You've got about a seven or eight song concept album. As released, I don't think it works as a concept album and it doesn't work that well for me, based on the number of slow songs and the pacing of the record but I still enjoy the highs of the record overall. I'm curious what others on here make of this record. cheers
  21. 1 point
    Oh my goodness, YouTube is dropping some great buried treasure lately!
  22. 1 point
    Thanks, Marion, Nel, and everyone here. It's comforting to know that I am not the only one who is still in disbelief. It is still really hard for me to listen to live concerts that I attended.
  23. 1 point
    I watched this and Pack up the PLantation on VHS so many times. My favourite part is Bob waving the band off in Knockin' on Heaven's Door so he can play more harp.
  24. 1 point
    I just checked. The full length broadcast was about 50 minutes (SR channel 3, oct 1987). Including two more interview segments and three songs (Jammin Me, Between Two Worlds and Spike), compared to the republished stream. Towards the end Tom is actually heard saying something to the effect that having fans that trust your creative instinct and allow you to develop, is what it's all about... when people just want to see you play the old hits, you may as well quit. Oh, how little we all knew in 1987, hu? Perhaps I need to find a way to transfer this, after all... I have a Cd-r here. How do I upload it where?
  25. 1 point
    Shelter

    Question of the day 12/6/17

    No.. but I got all my Christmas love all about bundled up and ready to be given free and wide.. Besides, considering where I risk ending up.. chanses are I I'l shop when I'm dead. All in good time, in other words..
  26. 1 point
    I listened to the interview on the way to work this morning and really enjoyed it! Thanks again! I really love interviews! 😊
  27. 1 point
    2000... never seen this before... or this one... and a short clip in here.. from To Find A Friend
  28. 1 point
    Although the grief, about an angel we have lost, might seem to be unstoppable This one helps: “I dreamed you, I saw your face Caught my lifeline when drifting through space I saw an angel, I saw my fate I can only thank God it was not too late”
  29. 1 point
    nurktwin

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    12/2/17 Tom talks about George
  30. 1 point
    nurktwin

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    11/28/17 TPATH
  31. 1 point
    nurktwin

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    11/27/17 TPATH
  32. 1 point
    nurktwin

    I Am The Walrus

    Woke up this morning at 5am with the sounds of myself playing drums to "I Am The Walrus" by The Beatles floating around in my head. I don't remember dreaming of anything before waking, so I have no idea how that popped into my head. After waking and making coffee, I sat here and checked the PC for news, sports and whatnot. I noticed a story about The Beatles and clicked on it. To my surprise, it was about the lyrics to "I Am The Walrus", from Atlantic Magazine. I'm posting this under "Creative Corner" because what could be more creative than Lennon writing lyrics? Click the link below to read the article and one man's thoughts of what it all means. I myself disagree with 1 or 2 claims. https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/11/i-am-the-walrus-50-years-later/546698/?ref=yfp
  33. 1 point
    Mudcrutch

    Messages from Mike & Benmont ❤️

    Mike's Interview on Tom Petty Radio...
  34. 1 point
    nurktwin

    Happy Birthday Marion

    Happy Birthday Marion, have a great day!!!!!!!
  35. 1 point
    RoomForAKing

    Wildflowers Re-Issue & Tour

    Looking forward to this! Hoping it will include "Girl on LSD."
  36. 1 point
    Marion

    Messages from Mike & Benmont ❤️

    Mike and Benmont is you read this, my heart goes out to you guys. As broken hearted as I am as a fan I can't imagine what you are feeling. Thank you for taking the time to share your words with fans. I love you guys and always will. ❤️ Thank goodness for the music! It will always be with us!
  37. 1 point
    Szafira

    Happy Birthday Marion

    Have a great day.
  38. 1 point
    Shelter

    Happy Birthday Marion

    Happy birthday!!
  39. 1 point
    nurktwin

    Happy Birthday Marion

    In honor of Marion's birthday, I'm going to take you back to this very day in 1968 when a song called "Badge" was released featuring George Harrison and Eric Clapton. But George's name couldn't be listed on the song because of contractual obligations. So he was listed as "L'Angelo Misterioso. Happy Birthday Marion!!
  40. 1 point
    Marion

    Wildflowers Re-Issue & Tour

    I just read that someone heard on Tom Petty Radio this morning that Wildflowers 2 will be released in early 2018!!! It's already been mixed and it's ready to go!
  41. 1 point
    Mudcrutch

    Happy Birthday Marion

    Happy Bday!!!
  42. 1 point
    asakitten

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

  43. 1 point
    Thank you for posting. I love hearing from Mike. He has always been so interesting to me.
  44. 1 point
    TomFest

    Neil Young FREE recordings

    I already have most of Neil's material, but not everything. I hope there are some new things in there. I keep waiting for the "Time Fades Away" stuff to be re-released. I have a needle-drop recording from vinyl, but I'd love a pristine new copy. Neil Young is absolutely one of the greatest artists of our lifetime. Period.
  45. 1 point
    nurktwin

    What do you need to do today?

    Drums are sitting in the corner of the living room, I'm still deciding on hardware and cymbals. I already have 2 set of drums, so I have hardware and cymbals, but I think I'd like to upgrade to new cymbals and hardware so all 3 sets can be set up at the same time. I'm definitely buying A. Zildjian cymbals, just have to go out and try sizes and weights for the sounds I want and decide on regular or brilliant finish. I'm leaning towards Gibraltar heavy duty hardware at the moment, I'll have to go out and look around before ordering them too. After shopping around, I'll most likely order everything from Sweetwater Music, they do a fantastic job and have what you order at your door the next day. Gonna try to post a picture or two of the drums in the corner of the L/R. Hope it works!
  46. 1 point
    Nel

    It's snowing!!!!!!!!

    Is it too early to look for signs of spring?
  47. 1 point
    So I said two years ago I would be giving my thoughts on this album because I am in the minority and rate the album very highly. Unfortunately, it seems I totally forgot or got sidetracked and never gave my thoughts on it, though I know I have in other threads. So, since we have people revisiting this after Tom's untimely death, I guess I'll finally dive deep into why I love this album so. Before diving into the songs themselves, I will start off by saying, my entire life, all 28 years of it so far, I have loved TPATH. My dad has always been a big fan and 2002 is the year I went from being a 12 year old casual fan to a fanatic of the band and them becoming my favorite musical group of all time. I can still remember the countless copies of TPATH cassettes (of the albums and singles) he had in the car and in a case that he kept them all in. It's the reason why when I finally got Playback for Christmas in 2005 that when I heard "Trailer" and "Casa Dega" that I remember hearing them a long time ago and it all clicked in my head. I guess it's a benefit for your dad to work at a Universal Record Plant before it closed in 2000 and be able to get all those things lol. July 5th, 2002 was the day I got to go to see the band live for the first time with my dad at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). I had asked him a couple of days before the show if we could go as something to do together after seeing online that they were touring. Luckily, he said absolutely. I thought we were only going to get lawn tickets to the show because that was what my dad had said he always had gotten when he was a younger man and would go to see the band there. After getting the tickets and being excited all day to see them, before we left I left my glasses at home so I wouldn't look like a dork (this was a big mistake because I've always been damn near blind so my visual memory of the show isn't fantastic because of it lol.) When we get on the road to drive out to the show, we're listening to a mix of Damn the Torpedoes, Hard Promises, Long After Dark, Full Moon Fever and Wildflowers. He tells me to take a look in the center console to take a look at the tickets and to my surprise, he had managed to get us 13th row tickets to the show. He had said when he and my mom had gone to Ticketmaster (yes, you use to be able to go to a local Ticketmaster to buy tickets!) and they asked for 2 lawn seats, the person waiting on them said they still had seats in the amphitheater and asked if they wanted to get them. It was our lucky day. When we got to the show, on our walk around the area, he was regaling me with his stories of when he and his friends would drive to see the band and all the crazy antics and stuff they would do and see at these shows. It was great to get to hear him tell his stories, things to potentially look forward to lol. We bought 2 TPATH shirts in the parking lot for 15 bucks a piece (crazy I know) and got to listen to a guy smoking a joint for the line in the bathroom bullshit with his buddy telling him how he knows Tom and how their great friends. The show had the Brian Setzer Trio open things and I got to listen to my Dad tell me how they use to be the Stray Cats and played 50s style rock and roll. I remember really liking their set and at least knowing "Stray Cat Strut". After waiting 30 minutes, TPATH opened up and kicked things off with "Runnin' Down a Dream". My dad remarked and told me that it looked like Ron Blair was up there playing bass and not Howie and how he hadn't been in the band for 20 years. Every song they played, he would tell me what album they came off and how much he loved them as he sand along to the songs. Also, being the summer tour before The Last DJ came out, we were treated to 3 of the best songs from that album: "Can't Stop the Sun", "Lost Children", and "Have Love Will Travel", the last being featured on The Live Anthology from that very show. The set list just was great, getting to listen to a 8 minute jammed out version of "Too Much Ain't Enough", some new songs, an acoustic version of "Rebels". etc. It was just a great first show and experience that is something my dad and I share and got me to want to hear everything from the band and get to know more about them. Luckily, a couple years later, I would find a bootleg of the show and add it to the collection. It's during this time period between this show and Christmas they announced their new album, Tom making an appearance on The Simpsons to promote it, and waiting to get my hands on the new album. Luckily for me, I got The Last DJ, DTT, their first album and FMF for Christmas and the first album I listened to from that bunch on my new, big 6 CD player. And the experience I had was amazing. Now, part 2 that talks about the album itself will come in another post. This is just kind of a introduction into the emotional, nostalgic ties I have to the album. So, see you in a nother post lol.
  48. 1 point
    Something I realized was that out of all of their albums, WF is the only one with three songs played in a row on this tour. Perhaps these tunes are not just showing the different styles of songwriting on the record but also taking the listeners through a bit of a story, not a specific tale but more one of simple feelings expressed honestly. It's Good To Be King---A wistful midtempo song, a mix of somber sounds with a powerful almost pop dreamy chorus, both haunting and energized as it goes on. Crawling Back To You----the dreaming is done and now he's lamenting the state he's in, not happy about it, he returns to his lover, is this a good thing? The lyrics in the bridge seem to maybe on the surface, something in her eyes about him being all right, but if that was the case, why does he keep leaving? I don't know! Maybe it's not some direct meaning but just the feelings, for some perhaps it's about going back to someone you shouldn't, the promise in their eyes a lie, or maybe, on a less cynical view, it's is a song of realizing what you've had and being able to return to it, welcomed back to love. Wildflowers----a peaceful resolution, looking towards the future with hope. Whatever the feelings of the Its Good To Be King and Crawling Back To You, Tom now just wishes the best for someone else with a generosity of feeling. Wildflowers is a tender "UP" song. The three songs aren't about something specific but how you relate to the feelings expressed. Perhaps as some have suggested, so much was played from WF not just because of his love for the record but maybe he figured they wouldn't be making a big tour out of that album so why not focus on it during this tour and give as many people a sample as possible. After a digression of long jamming and then two non-radio hit songs, they return back to their more standard set. I guess as with most things artistic, it comes down to what you make of it; for me, well...I guess I like the thought that someone who tried twice to make concept albums that never quite achieved their desired effect found a way to have a short little musical play within the 40th tour and what would turn out to be their last.
  49. 1 point
    https://tv.nrk.no/serie/i-egne-oeyne/fuha04008489/21-07-1989# Never saw this before. 37 min Interview for Norway TV (on english)
  50. 1 point
    livin´thing68

    Photo of the Day Part III

    Yeah ! This is the picture of the biggest Rock n`Roller on this Planet
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