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Earlier today George Harrison was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. George is the 2,382nd person to be honored with a star.
The ceremony was a star-studded and celebratory affair. Packing Vine Street in front of the Capitol Records building were fans, friends, and family of George including his son Dhani and widow Olivia, Sir Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, T-Bone Burnett, Eric Idle, Joe Walsh, fellow Wilburys Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty, and Heartbreakers Mike Campbell, Ron Blair, Scott Thurston, and Steve Ferrone. Benmont Tench was out of town today.
Over the weekend JJ Cale kicked off his first solo tour in five years at the venerable McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA. Halfway through Cale's set at McCabe's on Saturday March 28, Tom and Mike took the stage unannounced to join Cale on "Crazy Mama" and "After Midnight." Tom and Mike stayed on for the rest of the set which included a rare version of Cale's "I'd Like To Love You, Baby."
Here is the setlist from JJ Cale's 3/28 show:
Out Of Style
Since You Said Goodbye
T Bone Walker
Crazy Mama (w/Tom Petty and Mike Campbell)
Fans from all over have been asking for more opportunities to listen to Tom's Buried Treasure radio show on SIRIUS XM. We've definitely wanted the same, and we're excited to report that Buried Treasure will be running on the Deep Tracks channel every Saturday night for four hours straight.
The four hour block on Deep Tracks will start each Saturday night at 8pm ET/5pm PT with a re-broadcast of the latest show from the current season.
VH1 Classic will re-air "The Story Of Mudcrutch" tonight December 10 at 12:30am EST/PST (Technically Thursday morning).
Produced by Peter Bogdanovich, this special documentary tells the story of Mudcrutch from their days playing at Dub's in Gainesville, FL to their 2007 reunion and features footage of the band playing tracks from their debut LP in their clubhouse rehearsal space.
When Peter Bogdanovich's Runnin' Down A Dream was originally released in October 2007, it was released as a four disc-package available only at Best Buy stores.
For those fans who have not seen Runnin' Down A Dream yet or are still interested in grabbing the DVD, Warner Bros. Records is releasing it again today, October 28, at all music DVD retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. This release of the film is a stand-alone two disc set which includes all four hours of the documentary plus some really cool previously unreleased bonus performances.
NOW A 2-DVD SET FEATURING PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS PERFORMANCES
Warner Brothers. Records will release cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich's film Runnin' Down A Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as a two-disc DVD, complete with added previously unreleased bonus performances, on October 28. Formerly sold as a four-disc package exclusively at Best Buy, this newly released two-disc package of the film will be available everywhere in the U.S. and Canada.
Premiered to unanimous praise at the 2007 New York Film Festival, Runnin' Down A Dream brings Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers full