"...“I’m thinking it may be the last trip around the country,” Tom Petty told Rolling Stone in December about his Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary tour. Eight shows into 46, Oklahoma to London (lone European date), Tuesday’s two-hour worship at a rafters-stocked Frank Erwin Center took on the distinct air of victory lap..."
"...Petty Fest, which shook a sold-out Mohawk last night, proved different...."
"...The stars aligned Wednesday night at the Mohawk for Petty Fest, a 28-song tribute to rock & roll icon Tom Petty...."
"...A friend got lucky on the only day $10 lawn seats went on sale for Verizon Amphitheater shows earlier this summer, so I was able to sneak into last night’s Tom Petty/Steve Winwood show in Selma for cheap. The low price probably says more about the state of the touring industry, because everything but the free parking was ridiculously priced..."
"...Pete Townshend is one of my favorite songwriters period, from both the lyrical side and the musical side of it. Another one is Tom Petty..."
"...Free Fallin' Just before dusk on Saturday, heads turned heavenward to see an airplane poop out three skydivers. As they floated down, toting sparklers and a Texas flag, a live recording of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers playing "Free Fallin'" at ACL Fest 2006 soundtracked the loudest sing-along of the weekend...."
"...Credit the Killers for dispensing with necessities early. The Las Vegas outfit opened their Sunday night headlining set with the umpteenth Tom Petty cover of ACL Fest, unloading “American Girl” in mundane, if sincere, homage..."
"...MP: I always loved country music and listening to it, but I also grew up listening to a lot of rap. I grew up listening a lot of Tom Petty, just a lot of rock & roll..."
"...Which is perfectly fine with bassist Hunter Darby, the man who coined the album Popsucker. "I'd say we're like the Tom Petty of the Austin scene," says Darby..."
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"..."Gary Valentine talked Esther Wong, owner of a Chinese restaurant called Madame Wong's, into letting his band play on a Tuesday night, and we played there the next Tuesday. We got to be really popular, and one night we got to meet Brian Wilson and Tom Petty, who'd come down to see us play; that was the first time we met Petty."..."
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"...Son of a brutally abusive father with Cherokee bloodlines, Tom Petty sang as an outsider. The 65-year-old Gainesville, Fla., maverick opened a vein to cooperate with this gutting bio, so the river flows melancholy and mojo..."