Tom, Mike and Benmont answered fans questions during a special 90 minute radio show which aired recently across the Westwood One Network.
Many tracks from Mojo are also featured on the show in addition to the Q+A with the guys.
If you missed the radio broadcast, do not fear! You can listen to the whole show anytime on TomPetty.com.
June 20, 2010Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' new album Mojo was released this past Tuesday. Have you had a chance to share your thoughts on the album? Now you can! Review the new Mojo album by commenting on this news post and be entered to win a pair of great tickets to your choice of one of the following shows: Comments
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June 16, 2010The new record has a darker hue in places than some chapters in the Petty catalogue, with a thick, present sound and lyrics so sharp they draw blood. A bit of Mudcrutch's psychedelic bent also finds its way into the proceedings, particularly on standout "First Flash of Freedom." Comments
"The takes were usually very early takes, and I wanted to leave room for improvisation. We didn't really demo this up. I just came in with my guitar, played them a song on it and took it from there," says Petty. "So, everyone had a lot to contribute.
June 15, 2010Frontman and songwriter for The Heartbreakers rock band, Tom Petty has also enjoyed success as a solo artist. He hosts his own XM Radio show, on which he shares tracks from his personal record collection, and has made appearances in movies and on TV shows, including The Simpsons. Born and raised in Florida, Petty began playing music in high school and later moved to Los Angeles in search of a recording contract. He's a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of the Billboard Century Award for his lifetime achievements. Comments
Click here to watch the interview.
June 14, 2010The waiting is over. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' new album Mojo is now available in stores on CD and digital formats! Comments
If you've already bought tickets to the 2010 tour online, make sure to REDEEM YOUR CODE sent to you by the ticketing service (ie. Ticketmaster) to receive your download copy of Mojo you are already entitled to.
Click here for more information on how to redeem your album included with tour tickets.
Mojo has received rave reviews so far. Rolling Stone has awarded the album four stars and calls Mojo "dynamite." USA Today proclaims that Mojo "fits comfortably near the
June 13, 2010By Dave Fricke Comments
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have been one of America's greatest live bands since their first club tours and opening-act jobs, in 1976 and '77. Lethal garage-rock modernists with pop-hook savvy, they've always had the chops and empathy to make a studio record like Mojo: everybody in one room, going for the master take together and getting it fast. They just took 34 years to work up the nerve.
It was worth the wait. Mojo is dynamite ï¿½ Petty and the Heartbreakers' matured return to the elementary fury of their first golden-twang era, capped by 1981's Hard Promises. The
June 10, 2010Reviewed by Andy Gill Comments
After years spent establishing their command of most genres of American rock and pop, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers finally get around to making their blues album - and it's one of their very best efforts, as ought to be the case when a band plugs into the potency of raw R'n'B spirit.
There's a steely confidence about the album right from the opening riff of "Jefferson Jericho Blues", whose unison guitar and harmonica groove rolls along with the Corvette power of a Chess Records classic, Petty musing about Thomas Jefferson's miscegenate affection for "the little maid
June 10, 2010By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times Comments
Tom Petty casually rolled back the sliding glass door at his rustic beach house in Malibu and stepped out onto the deck for a clear look at the waves crashing on the sand a dozen yards away. Surveying the picture-perfect blue sky and sparkling water to match, the 59-year-old rocker took in the view surrounding him and couldn't help noticing two young women sunbathing topless in front of the house next to his.
The record business may be in disarray, but on days like this, it's still good to be a rock star - a job Petty has fulfilled admirably for more than