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  1. Hoodoo Man

    Dirty Knobs are in studio!!!

    Shit! I'm getting chills right now thinking of Ben being in the DK and maybe hitting the HOB in Boston. Hell I'd pay good money to see them play at Fenway again! 😎💘 Is the new guy drumming for them still or was that a guest gig? Edit; Better yet (and its a terrible fit) but nonetheless would be awesome have a tour with Ben as opening act and then join the DK on their set!
  2. I can not tell you how stunned I am to have learned that Mike Campbell plays slide guitar on the Wallflowers Sixth Avenue Heartache, 😳 I've loved that song since its release and would rank it fairly highly as a song overall. Looks like Mike joined Jacob back in 08 onstage at the Troubadour. I read that George Harrison called Mike after he heard the song and said jokingly something to the effect of "so you are doing me on slide guitar now I see" 😎
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    I interviewed Benmont Tench!

    that was an amazing interview! I just wish you squeezed a story about John Lee Hooker out of Mr 88 keys! I hope you get to meet him at the show in a few days so I can be even more jealous!
  4. I've been off on vacation and never got into checking forums on my phone, but my kids went away to France for a couple of weeks to stay with friends of the family - the lucky dogs got to go to Euro Disney in Paris and were kind enough to let me know they heard Tom Petty at the Rock n Roll Roller coaster! 😎 💘 yeah I was jealous!
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    Echo in the Canyon

    I was pretty bummed to notice at 4PM sunday that the Film was being screened in Cambridge MA about 60 min away- at 5pm with a Q&A with Jacob and a live performance after that. Sadly I was on my way to the airport and couldn't detour. what made me sadder is there seemed to be several screenings in Boston with the Q&A so keep a close eye on their FB page for events like this near you. Seems they are on some kind of tour.
  6. I've all too slowly been collecting Fillmore shows for ages off and on. I just hope this does not mean they disappear if they don't release every show in their entirety which I would gladly pay for. Also its very cool to not they recorded all their shows digitally for the past 15 years.... Cold be some excellent things in the vault. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/tom-petty-wildflowers-fillmore-shows-722069/ Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers Considering ‘Wildflowers’ Box Set, 1997 Fillmore Release “The 1997 Fillmore run was almost the pinnacle of the band just being totally spontaneous night to night to night,” says Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell By ANDY GREENE Tom Petty's Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell says the group is considering a 'Wildflowers' box set and the release of the band's 1997 Fillmore shows. Pat Johnson/REX Shutterstock The new Tom Petty box set An American Treasure won’t hit stores until September 28th, but his team is already thinking about future archival releases. Nothing is definite at the moment, but Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell tells Rolling Stone that the group hopes to release a live set commemorating their 1997 residency at the Fillmore in San Francisco. They played 20 sold-out shows at the historic theater in January and February of that year, radically changing the setlist each night. In 2009, seven songs from the Fillmore run were released on the Live Anthology compilation, but that was just a tiny sampling of their total collection. “For me, that was almost the pinnacle of the band just being totally spontaneous night to night to night,” says Campbell. “We might throw in a Grateful Dead song that we just learned that afternoon. We recorded every show and we had guest artists from Bo Diddley to Roger McGuinn to John Lee Hooker. And I know, in my memory of those 20 nights, there’s an amazing album in there.” The Petty vault is overflowing with other concert recordings, particularly from the past 15 years when they began taping every single show digitally, but Campbell is unsure how many of them will ever see the light of day. “Before we went digital, we just made analog recordings here and there,” he says. “But most of the digital recordings we have are just the same songs over and over. I don’t know how much interest there will be in them, but they’re all earmarked and just sitting there. I’d be hesitant to release anything that wasn’t great, though. Some nights, guitars were out of tune or someone sang out of pitch. You have to be careful compromising Tom’s excellence because he liked stuff to be good.” A Wildflowers box set is also in the works, something that Petty frequently spoke of in his final years. The 1994 album was originally envisioned as a two-disc set, meaning many songs got cut for space when it was truncated. “I think I put four of the [Wildflowers outtakes] on the She’s the Onesoundtrack just to fill out the album,” Petty told Rolling Stone in 2017. “But they were very hastily mixed. Take ‘Climb That Hill.’ There’s a version of that on She’s the One, but the Wildflowers one I think is extremely better. I’m gonna put that out. ‘Hung Up And Overdue’ is another one we remixed and it turned into an epic. I had Carl Wilson [of the Beach Boys] and [Heartbreakers bassist] Howie Epstein singing quite a bit of harmony that didn’t come through on the original. Then again, there’s probably six songs that nobody has heard. There’s 11 or 12 [new] songs on the album. I think people are going to like it a lot. I like it a lot.” Now that he’s gone, his former collaborators are determined to see the projection to fruition. “I see that in the cards,” says producer Ryan Ulyate. “It’s going to be fantastic.” There’s also talk of deluxe editions of key albums from Petty’s catalog. “If there’s a market for something like that,” says Campbell, “we’ll do it.”
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    Echo In The Canyon

    Wow Jacob is well suited for this song. One of the best covers I've heard. You might want to add this to the covers thread as well. Always enjoyed the Wallflowers.... Also this is opening in a lot of new cities this weekend. 😎
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    Ben's section?

    With Ben collaborating on a ton of things and on tour plus releasing a new album soon I agree its time he get his own section as well!
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    Question of the day 6/9/19

    Its been so long I cant recall. I went to a pair of games at Fenway just after High school (thirty years back) I saw Tom @ Fenway in 2014 as well as the TD Garden. Do ice capades count? Took the kids to Disney on ice about 8 years back.... not a sports fan as you can likely guess...
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    Wildflowers BOX set and Filmore release potential!

    Also when Radiohead recently was held for ransom it gave me pause. I of course would never do anything like that to my worst enemy let alone my favorite band but its a very strange world we live in these days....
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    Wildflowers BOX set and Filmore release potential!

    Can't say I didnt have the same thought when I saw that interview myself. Can you imagine the hidden unreleased gems on his phone??? 😳
  12. If this turns out to be true it will be too cool Looks like the current owner was on TPN and the buyer arranged the deal without a realtor putting it on the market. Seems like the intent is to turn it into a Gainsville music museum! This will make it much less creepy to take pictures of the place in the future LOL https://www.gainesville.com/news/20190611/up-for-sale-tom-pettys-childhood-home?fbclid=IwAR1DOoA_TbLtXaaGsYZB11WIHf4HGFqinWrlSGuu743qfTRHEDTtgQG5NaE full article in hidden comment below.
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    Help make Tom Petty's childhood home a museum

    I was a bit surprised that the estate wouldn't want to run this for such a low buy in price. Hopefully it proceeds without drama in light of the legal disputes with the music side of things...
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    Bennmont in CA 7/17-7/-21

    new mini tour announced today by Ben. Glad to see he is doing his own thing! 😎 Benmont Tench will perform four solo shows in Northern California this summer! Tickets are on-sale this Friday at 10AM pacific. Highway Companion Club members are able to access a password protected pre-sale that begins tomorrow, Thursday, May 2nd, at 10AM pacific, for all shows except the Terrapin Crossroads show. *Wednesday July 17 Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA GET TICKETS Thursday July 18 The Chapel, San Francisco, CA GET TICKETS Saturday July 19 Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA GET TICKETS Sunday July 21 Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA GET TICKETS *No Pre-sale
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    Bennmont in CA 7/17-7/-21

    let us know how it is @TheWildOne!!!
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    Photo of the Day IV: Don't it feel like Heaven

    I absolutely love the picture Dana Petty took/ shared of Tom on Instagram this weekend. 💘
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    Best three days.....

    June 13 2008 Tom Petty at the Boston Garden, June 14th 2017; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Joe Walsh at Xfinity center Hartford MA 8th row, June 15th 2016: Mudcrutch House of Blues Boston. (Honorary mention to June 27, 1987 my first Petty Concert. ) I saw Tom over 10 times in Thirty years and he gave nothing but Amazing shows every time. 2016 HOB Boston 2017 Hartford CT Link to the amazing June 27, 1987 show. https://livepetty.com/1987-06-27-mansfield-ma-sbd/
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    Best three days.....

    It's three days "in a row" albeit in different years. The first show of June 27th easily solidified me as a lifelong fan. It was an amazing show, I was sixteen, and at Tom Petty concert with three friends, I had just gotten my licence but didn't drive there. . The Del Fuegos were amazing and I managed to catch that band several more times including the reunion tour in 2012 and saw Dan Zanes do the children's music thing a number of times including one all star performance where he had Laurie Sargent and the drummer from Morphine and a few other guests for Mothers Day. But Tom and the band were amazing. I had seen a number of shows before this; Triumph, Whitesnake and most memorably Pink Floyd, but there was something special about the Rock and Roll Caravan that hooked me and kept me interested for the rest of my life ( I don't see me losing interest in the band anytime soon.) The crowd had an amazing energy and even from the cheap lawn seats I could tell there was something different with a Petty show. There were unexpected covers - I still recall being knocked out that they played "should I stay or should I go" Runaway trains was magical and it was not a greatest hits kinda show. It was years before I know of any kind of expected set list but Tom had a way of holding the crowd in the palm of his hand. That my frined was a good time and remains one of the best shows I saw.
  19. I heard the Traveling Wiliburys "handle with care" at the hardware store (small mom and pop place) yesterday. 🎩
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    TP in new Elvis Doc

    what I wouldn't do to take that class......
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    Tom's childhood home might be becoming a museum!

    Not sure what drama lies beneath this one, but I've been seeing people post on the TPN page not to post the story. Not sure the back story on this but this strikes me as a very positive thing for Gainesville. Not sure if they had hoped to do a big reveal or if its somehow not a done deal. Just wanted to toss this in to the mix but I cant imagine there is not a P&S agreement and mortgage in place to get mentioned in a news paper article.... 😕
  22. In an effort to "Shelter" the other topics, I thought I would start a new "master thread" for the Tom Petty Cookbook and other product ideas that we clearly don't want and won't buy. Keep it whimsical, keep it real, but you don't have to cook like a refugee while you are learning to fry if you don't have dog's with wings. So here is my first contribution; Flirting with Thyme rice 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup uncooked white rice 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice On Sale 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves Directions Step 1 Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, and stir in the rice. Cook rice, stirring frequently, until browned, about 5 minutes. Step 2 Mix chicken broth, lemon juice and thyme into the rice. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork before serving.
  23. Well, this is a gift from above! (Thanks Tom!) 14 min of trippy bliss. “Crystal River” was first released on the album "Mudcrutch” in 2008. The song became the go-to show closer for the Mudcrutch tours of 2008 and 2016, which featured Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Tom Leadon, and Randall Marsh performing together for the first time since the early 1970’s. Recently Tom Leadon’s brother-in-law Curtis Cooper, along with co-Producer Kim Bauldree, created a video which features rare footage of the band performing the song at the Troubadour in Hollywood in 2008. The performance footage was originally done so that Tom Leadon’s elderly father, who was unable to attend, could see his son perform with the band. The video also includes footage from the Ichetucknee River and the song’s namesake Crystal River in Florida. Tom Leadon shared it with us, and we are now honored to present the public debut of this video. OMG That ending of the video.... 😎
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    Flirting with Thyme and other Petty recipes....

    Epic! 😂🤣😂
  25. the New guy gave Stan Lynch a shout out on his show today for a new single he is on on TPR today (still got my Free Sirius ). Todd Sharp Back to 1.
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