By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
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
June 09, 2010MALIBU, Calif. - Tom Petty's plunge into the blues left him ecstatic. Comments
"We finally made a record worthy of the band, one that makes use of the musicianship," he says. "Every rehearsal for years started with blues. It's how we sound after hours. I thought, 'we should stay where we naturally play.' I'm more excited than I've been in a long time."
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Mojo, out Tuesday (June 29 on audio Blu-ray and vinyl), is Petty's first album since 2006 solo disc 'Highway Companion' and first with The Heartbreakers since 2002's 'The Last DJ.' Recorded live with minimal overdubs,
June 07, 2010If you missed the guys' performance on Saturday Night Live last month you can catch it again this Saturday night June 12 when NBC re-broadcasts the episode at 1130pm/10:30pm central. Comments
Alec Baldwin hosts and Tom and the Heartbreakers play "I Should Have Known It" and "Jefferson Jericho Blues" off the new album 'Mojo'.
May 26, 2010Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Reprise Records are looking for enthusiastic fans to organize and host a listening party for the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' upcoming album Mojo. Comments
What is a listening party?
It's an event held at a venue of your choice (local bar, record store, coffee house, your living room, etc) where the new album is played several times over the house stereo system. Ten fans will be picked from different cities to host their own listening party!
May 25, 2010Mojo Code Redemption Clarification: Comments
If you have bought tickets to the tour and have already redeemed your personal code to receive "First Flash of Freedom" and "Good Enough" from Mojo, you will automatically receive the full album on June 15 and be entered to win the front row upgrades and the Ultimate Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Concert Experience package.
If you have not redeemed your code yet (i.e. it is still sitting untouched in the email** sent to you by Ticketmaster or another ticketing service, you must go HERE to redeem your code in order to receive Mojo on June 15 and be
May 23, 2010In anticipation of the new album Mojo, Tom, Mike, and Benmont will be answering fans' questions during a special 90 minute radio show to be aired across the Westwood One network between June 12-14. Comments
Do you have a question for the guys that you'd like them to answer on the air? Send them by this Thursday May 27 at noon PDT to email@example.com and you could be chosen to ask your question on the air! Please include your contact phone number in the email.
Anyone chosen to ask a question on the air will receive a Mojo gift pack.
More details on the radio show including airing times to
May 20, 2010You might have seen the band perform new song "Jefferson Jericho Blues" on last weekend's Alec Baldwin-hosted SNL season finale, but you can now stream the "Mojo" version at EW.com. Click here to listen. Comments
Click here to pre-order Mojo.
May 19, 2010The second video with music from Mojo has just been released. Check out "Something Good Coming" here! Comments