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  • July 10, 2012
    In Chapter 8, Mike shows us some of his favorite Gretschs and the unique sound they make – including a little performance of some Chet Atkins inspired finger picking.



    Mike Campbell: The Guitars will return next week, July 17, with Chapter 9: A Whole Studio On Your Guitar - Vox .

    Directed by Justin Kreutzmann, Mike Campbell: The Guitars is a 15 chapter web documentary which features Mike Campbell taking us on a tour of his guitar collection and explaining the stories and significance behind the instruments as they relate to his own personal journey and the music of Tom Petty and The
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  • July 02, 2012
    Welcome back everyone! We hope you've been enjoying all of the amazing visual material coming to you during the band's European tour.

    There's more to come, but in the meantime we have Chapter 7 of Mike Campbell: The Guitars, premiering now for Highway Companions Club members.

    As we mentioned prior to the last chapter's premiere, Rickenbacker Guitars have been a hallmark of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' sound throughout their career. Indeed, their shimmering tone has adorned many a classic Heartbreakers track.

    In Part 2 of Mike's Campbell's Rickenbacker story, Mike takes us on a guided
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  • May 29, 2012
    It's May 29th and time to premiere Chapter 6 of Mike Campbell: The Guitars for Highway Companions Club members.

    Rickenbacker guitars have been a hallmark of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' sound throughout their career. Indeed, their shimmering tone has adorned many a classic Heartbreakers track.

    In this initial chapter about Mike's Rickenbackers we are introduced to two of the guitars and hear the story of how Mike acquired the Rickenbacker Tom is holding on the iconic cover of Damn The Torpedoes.



    Mike Campbell: The Guitars will return with the premiere of Chapter 7 for Highway Companions
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  • May 22, 2012
    Without further ado, here is the premiere of Chapter 5 of Mike Campbell: The Guitars for Highway Companions Club members.

    This week, Mike introduces us to his late 1960s Gibson Goldtop, a timeless member of the Heartbreakers' arsenal notable for it's rich and robust tone. Mike wrote Refugee on this guitar as well as the parts for many other Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers classics. Mike also demonstrates his use of the Ebow in this chapter.



    Chapter 6 of Mike Campbell: The Guitars will premiere for Highway Companions Club members next Tuesday May 29. Air dates here for the remaining chapters
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  • May 14, 2012
    We are excited to present Chapter 4 of Mike Campbell: The Guitars to members of the Highway Companions Club.

    First presented in Chapter 3 last week, Mike's Broadcaster is one of the key guitars in the Heartbreakers story. In this chapter Mike showcases the tone that begat songs such as I Need To Know, Mary Jane's Last Dance, Breakdown and many more. He even tells us the story of how he wrote the riff to Breakdown!



    Chapter 5 of Mike Campbell: The Guitars will premiere for Highway Companion Club members next Tuesday May 22. Click here to see the air dates for all of the remaining chapters of
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  • May 08, 2012
    We are excited to present Chapter 3 of Mike Campbell: The Guitars to members of the Highway Companions Club.

    The next two chapters of the series explore Mike's Fender Broadcaster, which along with the 1964 Strat featured in Chapter 2, helped form the foundation of the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers sound.

    Chapter 4 of Mike Campbell: The Guitars will premiere for Highway Companion Club members next Tuesday May 15. Here the air dates for all of the remaining chapters of the series.



    Directed by Justin Kreutzmann, Mike Campbell: The Guitars is a 15 chapter web documentary which features Mike
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  • April 11, 2012
    We are excited to present Chapter 2 of Mike Campbell: The Guitars to members of the Highway Companions Club.

    This chapter is all about a very important guitar in the Heartbreakers world. A certain 1964 Fender Stratocaster.

    Chapter 3 of Mike Campbell: The Guitars will premiere for Highway Companion Club members on Tuesday April 17.

    Directed by Justin Kreutzmann, Mike Campbell: The Guitars is a 15 chapter web documentary which features Mike Campbell taking us on a tour of his guitar collection and explaining the stories and significance behind the instruments as they relate to his own personal
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  • April 03, 2012
    We are pleased to present the world premiere of Mike Campbell: The Guitars (Chapter 1) to members of the Highway Companions Club.

    Directed by Justin Kreutzmann, this 15 episode web documentary features Mike Campbell taking us on a tour of his guitar collection and explaining the stories and significance behind the instruments as they relate to his own personal journey and the music of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

    In this initial chapter, Mike shows us two of his first ever-guitars and shares the great stories behind how he acquired them.

    We will be premiering Chapters 2 through 15 of
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  • March 26, 2012
    We are highly anticipating the April 3 release of Mike Campbell: The Guitars, Chapter #1.

    Directed by Justin Kreutzmann, this 15 chapter web documentary features Mike Campbell taking us on a tour of his guitar collection and explaining the stories and significance behind the instruments as they relate to his own personal journey and the music of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

    Mike Campbell: The Guitars will initially be streamed exclusively for Highway Companions Club members.

    If you are not yet a member of the Highway Companions Club and are interested in learning more, please click here
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  • March 22, 2012
    Over the next several weeks The Highway Companions Club will be giving members a chance to win tickets to the upcoming 2012 Tour as well as rare autographed posters from the Heartbreakers vault.

    The first poster is a large Runnin' Down A Dream movie poster autographed by the entire band as well as director Peter Bogdanovich.

    To enter the contest, let us know below what your favorite scene is in Runnin' Down A Dream and why you love that scene so much.

    Give us your answer and you could win a pair of tickets to a the show of your choice (festivals excluded) anywhere in the world during the
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