Last Friday January 21 Tom Petty was honored in a private ceremony by Special Olympics Southern California for his long-time support of the organization and individuals with intellectual disabilities. At the ceremony Tom was presented with an original watercolor of Leo Carrillo State Beach painted by Michael Bluechel, a 26-year-old Special Olympics athlete from Ventura, Calif.
Tom has been donating royalties from his song It's Christmas All Over Again which he wrote and recorded with The Heartbreakers for the A Very Special Christmas 2 album.
January 25, 2011 Comments
January 06, 2011The Classic Albums film on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Damn The Torpedoes will air on BBC Four: Comments
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.
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.
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November 11, 2010Buried Treasure Show #121 (repeat, Season 5 / Show 23, airs November 11-15, 2010 Comments
Gene Vincent Be-Bop-A-Lua The Screaming End: The Best of Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
Etta James In The Basement, Part One Gold
Faces Wicked Messenger First Step
MC5 Gotta Keep Movin' High Time
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Nut Popper #1 An Anthology: The Elektra Years
Muddy Waters Stuff You Gotta Watch The Anthology 1947-1972
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers High In The Morning Mojo
Georgie Flame & The Blue Flames Yeh Yeh The In Crowd: The Ultimate Mod Collection...
Ricky Nelson Teenage Idol Greatest Hits
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
November 04, 2010Buried Treasure Show #120 (repeat), Season 5 / Show 22, airs November 4-8, 2010 Comments
The Rolling Stones I Just Want To Make Love To You England's Newest Hit Makers
The Staples Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Stax Profiles
George Harrison Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea Brainshed
The Beatles Two Of Us Let It Be...Naked
Jesse "Guitar" Taylor/ John X Reed Sin Sa Shun South Side Guitar
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Lovers Touch Mojo
Eddie Cochran Pretty Girl The Best of Eddie Cochran
Elvis Presley A Mess Of Blues Elvis Is Back!
Alvin Robinson Down Home Girl The Red Bird Story (3
November 01, 2010Billed as tribute to Tom on his 60th birthday, Petty Fest 2010 lived up to expectations on all fronts as more than 25 musicians, actors, and artists gathered October 28 at a sold-out Bowery Ballroom for a whiskey-fueled, three-hour tour through Heartbreaker hits and deeper cuts as well as songs from Tomâs solo albums. Comments
Though the birthday boy himself was not in attendance, there was plenty of star power in the house, brought together by Rolling Stone editor Austin Scaggs, who played bass in house band, The Cabin Below Band, and handled emcee duties for the evening.
Kicking things off with
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.