The Classic Albums film on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Damn The Torpedoes will air on BBC Four:
Fri, January 7th at 9PM
Sat, January 8th at 2:45PM
Sun, January 9th at 11:40PM
Classic Albums is Eagle Rock Entertainment's critically acclaimed series which recounts the back stories of music's most enduring and beloved albums. The series peels away the layers, via comprehensive interviews, studio recreations, and vintage footage, to reveal the stories behind the music.
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December 02, 2010Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' 2010 album Mojo has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Rock Album. Other nominees in the category include albums by Jeff Beck, Pearl Jam, Neil Young, and Muse. Comments
The 53rd Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011 and will be broadcast on CBS.
Click here to purchase Mojo!
November 09, 2010The Heartbreakers landmark 1979 Album is re-released today as an expanded and remastered edition featuring previously unreleased tracks from the Damn The Torpedoes sessions. The Deluxe Edition is available with a choice of four formats: (1) on two-CDs, (2) on one audiophile quality Blu-ray disc, (3) on 2 180-gram vinyl LPs and (4) as an iTunes LP. Comments
All formats of the Deluxe Edition come with nine additional bonus tracks not included on the original album. Seven of these tracks are previously unreleased including two studio tracks from the original Damn The Torpedoes sessions: âNowhereâ
November 05, 2010The Tuesday November 9 release of Damn The Torpedoes – Deluxe Edition will be supported by VH1 Classic with 5 straight hours of programming on Sunday November 7 starting at 3pm EST/PDT. The 5 hour block will include two world television premieres; the Damn The Torpedoes Classic Albums documentary and the December 31, 1978 concert from The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Comments
Here is the schedule of programming for this Sunday November 7 on VH1 Classic.
3pm: Soundstage – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
5pm: VH1 All Time Top Ten – Tom Petty
6pm: Classic Albums – Damn The Torpedoes (Television
October 25, 2010Check out the collector's edition red vinyl version of Tom Petty's and the Heartbreakersâ classic album Damn the Torpedoes - Deluxe Edition. Only 500 of the red collectorâs edition vinyl will be pressed. Each set is individually numbered in gold foil. Comments
The vinyl format ofDamn the Torpedoes - Deluxe Editionis (2) 180 Gram LPs mastered for vinyl from the original analog master tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios and pressed by Pallas in Germany. Includes 12 page full color book featuring liner notes by noted rock journalist/author David Fricke, rare photos, and lyrics to each track.
October 15, 2010Backbeat Books has recently published âRickenbacker Electric 12-String: The Story of Guitars, the Music, and the Great Players,â written by Tony Bacon. Comments
The book is a history of the Rickenbacker 12-string guitar popularized at first by The Byrds and George Harrison that went on to be a prominent element of the sound of many artists including Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
To learn more about the book and to purchase it, click here.
October 12, 2010On November 9 in North America and November 15 in the rest of the world an expanded and remastered Deluxe Edition of Damn The Torpedoes will be released! The deluxe edition features previously unreleased tracks from the Damn The Torpedoes sessions and will be available with a choice of four formats (1) on two-CDs, (2) on one audiophile quality Blu-ray disc, (3) on 2 180-gram vinyl LPs and (4) as an iTunes LP. Comments
All formats of the Deluxe Edition will come with nine additional bonus tracks not included on the original album.
October 07, 2010The third time proved to be the charm Tuesday night as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers rocked San Diegoâs Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre under threatening skies after two postponements due to tour rescheduling and Tomâs illness last week. Comments
âWell, we finally made it, San Diego!â
For the full review of the San Diego show, set list, photos and more click here. Please leave your own review. If you have pictures to share you can upload those too! (Make sure your photos are 400k or smaller and end in .jpg not .jpeg .
October 07, 2010This yearâs Petty Fest will take place at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on October 28. Comments
Presented by The Cabin Down Below Band in celebration of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Petty Fest 2010 will feature the following special guests: Adam Green, Norah Jones, Will Forte & Jason Sudeikis Of Saturday Night Live, Nicole Atkins, Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, Catherine Pierce, Jesse Malin, Tyson Ritter of The All American Rejects, Reeve Carney Star of U2âs Spiderman Musical, Jody Porter of Fountains Of Wayne, Sammy James of The Mooney Suzuki, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells &