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LISTEN: Just-released Tom Petty Song “Gainesville”

  • 4:27 pm Thursday, September 20th, 2018 by hildiwmmo

Below, hear “Gainesville” – Tom Petty’s homage to the city two hours to our north, where he was born and raised,

It’s one of several previously unreleased tracks that will be included in the career-spanning box set, “Tom Petty: An American Treasure, out Friday, September 28.

It’s not yet been a year since our beloved rocker’s passing and his grieving family is already talking about two more releases in the coming months. One, a live set and the other, a package of re-mixed tunes from the Wildflowers sessions that Tom spoke so much about releasing, just prior to his death.

The forthcoming “American [More]

Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers Are Giving Away The Chance To Hang With Them And Preview The New Box Set

  • 2:03 am Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 by Joe Rock

Get info on winning a trip to LA to hang with The Heartbreakers in their clubhouse and get an exclusive preview of the new box set “American Treasure”.

Tom Petty 1st to Posthumously Hit Top 10

  • 4:31 pm Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 by hildiwmmo

The new box set, Tom Petty: An American Treasure hasn’t even come out yet but our beloved rocker still has managed to reach the top of the charts, 10 months after his death.

The first single from the upcoming, 60-song box set, “Keep a Little Soul (Outtake, 1982)” rose from #12 to #7 this week on the adult alternative chart – the first time any artist has done so after death.

READ MORE HERE.

Submit Your Tom Petty Pics/Photos For New Video

  • 5:25 pm Friday, July 20th, 2018 by hildiwmmo

Tom Petty’s widow and daughter, Dana York and Adria Petty, have come up with a beautiful idea.

Even through tremendous grief, Dana and Adria seem to know exactly how much Tom means to all of us and how truly heartbroken we were after losing him so suddenly last year. Every Petty fan I’ve spoken to said the same thing, “It feels like I lost a friend.”

The two ladies have set up a site to collect photos and videos submitted by fans. They’ll select some to be used in a new video for Tom Petty: An American Treasure, the new, career-spanning box set.

Here’s the [More]

WATCH: “New” (to us) Tom Petty Song!

  • 4:20 pm Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 by hildiwmmo

Today the world got to hear something from Tom Petty they’ve never heard before. So bittersweet, after losing him last year. The song is called “Keep A Little Soul” and…

Although it was recorded in 1982, during the sessions for the “Long After Dark” album, “Keep A Little Soul” is a new song to fans of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. I’ll play it on the air today during the Commercial-Free Drive at 5 and you can see the video below.

Now here’s the really exciting part…

There are more “new” songs where that came from and we’ll get to hear ’em all September [More]

A New Tom Petty Boxed Set “American Treasure” Is Coming In September

  • 2:39 am Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 by Joe Rock

There is a new Tom Petty boxed set “American Treasure” coming out in September.

Autographed Petty Guitar, Hat Up For Auction

  • 4:57 pm Monday, July 9th, 2018 by hildiwmmo

Who wouldn’t love to strum the same Gibson SG Petty did? One of his awesome, cool hats, too.

The opening bid is $150,000.

See exactly which items and how to fork over the cash: HERE.

Heartbreakers Play for First Time Since Petty’s Death

  • 3:54 pm Monday, April 23rd, 2018 by hildiwmmo

It’s been over 6 months now since we lost Tom Petty (on October 2).

This past Saturday night, Heartbreakers Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Steve Ferrone played together, along with other musicians Patti Smith, Beck and Stephen Stills, who invited the band to play the “Light Up the Blues” event in Los Angeles, an autism awareness benefit.

FULL STORY HERE. 

Gainesville Asks: How Best to Honor Tom Petty

  • 4:58 pm Friday, March 16th, 2018 by hildiwmmo

As soon as Tom Petty passed, the Gainesville artists, residents and students created tributes on the famous 34th Street Wall and the walls of businesses all over town.

The City of Gainesville would like to do something more permanent, on a larger scale.

They’re asking the public what they think would be most fitting.

You can take the survey here.

Stevie Nicks Remembers Tom Petty In Emotional Speech

  • 10:53 pm Sunday, January 28th, 2018 by Joe Rock

Stevie Nicks remembers Tom Petty in emotional speech at Musicares Person of the Year awards ceremony.