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  1. When are we going to get some stuff ?

    But "all the rest" has to be seriously close to ready for release by now? I mean they were saying its coming soon for a couple of years now.... Obviously the untimely passing of Tom puts things in a holding pattern but I have to think it would be out by the end of the year at the latest???
  2. 2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played

    Row six for the Boston Garden was $375 a ticket. Worth every penny especially in retrospect.
  3. Question of the day 3/3/18

    not a sports fan so no. I like music much more.
  4. Benmont with Rodney Crowell This Summer

    hitting the road to me implies a tour. Multi cities and such....
  5. Benmont with Rodney Crowell This Summer

    unless I read this wrong its not a tour but a 4 day songwriting seminar in CA....
  6. Question of the day 2/22/18

    I would have guessed American Girl would be up there as well.. such a fabulous song!
  7. You Wreck Me, was it a hit? And other questions.

    well it made it to Number 2 on Billboards top 100. "You Wreck Me," Tom Petty, No. 2, Feb. 25, 1995: The hard-charging track stopped at No. 2 behind Pearl Jam's second No. 1, "Better Man," which was in the midst of its eight-week reign. I always enjoyed this song myself.
  8. 2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played

    a book like that could easily be put online at a site like Amazon for the kindle and such. Even a PDF would work if you want to put the time into it.
  9. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    I had pretty good seats for the Boston show. He clearly had some pain at times, my wife and I both noticed this. At the same time he was clearly, truly enjoying being on the stage even if it was the same set and overall show that we saw in CT a month before. He loved the audience as much as we loved him and seemed genuinely grateful to have an audience and be putting on a show for them. His voice was strong and he had the patter of someone that cradled the crowd in his hand. I will miss him forever. We can wish all we want that things were different. It breaks my heart that he is gone, and I was really crushed quiet recently when my 12 year old daughter asked me if I knew he died of an overdose. He sure didn't look or act like an addict from what I could see.
  10. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    I have to wonder somewhat if Tom's untimely passing has played a part in the impending retirement of Billy Joel, Paul Simon, etc....
  11. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    I've started and deleted a number of posts in this thread. I think in the end, all I can say is I will always love his music and wish we had more to share from him. Too young and too soon for this. Truly a tragedy but we can't change what has already happened, so life must go on.
  12. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/light-up-the-blues-benefit-2018/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=newsletter_4572276 So this appears to answer the question if the Heartbreakers will ever play together again. Looks like they will be the house band for Stephen Stills and Neil Young. Wish I was on the left coast.... Tix on sale now. Stephen Stills is bringing his Light Up the Blues autism benefit concert back to Los Angeles in April — and this year's lineup will feature the Heartbreakers playing without late frontman Tom Petty, as well as a reunion between Stills and his longtime on-again, off-again partner Neil Young. As Stills told Rolling Stone, it was actually Young who inspired him to make sure Light Up the Blues happened this year. The two spoke after Young ceded involvement in the Bridge School, the Bay Area organization that benefited from a series of all-star acoustic concerts that became a local tradition, and Young urged Stills to carry on. "He said, 'Stephen, man, we gotta do Light Up the Blues again,'" Stills recalled. "He said, 'Look, I'm out of the Bridge School. And now it's over to you.' I watched how he did the Bridge School benefits and I got great lessons from it." Stills and his wife Kristen took 2017 off from hosting Light Up the Blues in order to "focus and expand our fundraising campaign efforts," but vowed at the time that the event would return in 2018 — a promise they're fulfilling with a lineup that's set to include Young and Sheryl Crow, as well as Judy Collins, with whom Stills recently teamed for the Stills & Collins LP, all backed by a house band featuring members of the Heartbreakers. Actor and musician Jack Black will serve as the emcee. As in years past, proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to "promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span." It's a cause that's obviously near and dear to Stephen and Kristen Stills, whose 21-year-old son Henry was diagnosed with autism when he was 3. "The reason we started Light Up the Blues was out of the void of me not having to be micromanaging Henry so much, as he was finally in a good place," Kristen pointed out. "Stephen and I wanted to give back to families that don’t have time and resources to make their kid's life a full-time job with lots of overtime." Tickets for this year's Light Up the Blues, scheduled to be held April 21 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, will first be made available via a special pre-sale starting today, and are set to go on sale to the public Jan. 19. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.
  13. Still listening to only Tom Petty music daily

    thanks for sharing Sweet Pandora- my alarm clock is hooked up to a very old classic ipod. Every morning I wake up to Tom's music. It was a little hard to listen to him after his unexpected passing. I agree that loosing Tom has been somewhat devastating. I saw him about 10x over the last 30 years and consider myself a big music fan. I remember the day Elvis died even though I was only 8 or so at the time. I cant think of a single musician that has affected me like losing Tom has. I was a huge Stevie Ray Vaughan fan and even his death (sadly I never saw him live) didnt him me like this. There should have been so much more....
  14. 2017 - Good or Bad?

    IDK I think 2017 kinda sucked. I was reflecting with my wife that this time last year I was looking at Petty Tix for Boston and CT... what a difference a year makes.
  15. carl hiaasen "Razor Girl"

    Not entirely sure this deserves a thread, but I was pleasantly surprised to be reading Carl Hiaasen's book "Razor Girl" and the main character mentioned starting his Mudcrutch playlist. Kinda made me smile to see such an obscure reference to a great band in a book like that.