Mike recently sat down to talk guitars with Bryan Kehoe from Dunlop.
Dunlop is a music accessory company based in Northern California who makes pedals, guitar picks, slides, capos, guitar strings, and a host of other products.
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 15, 2010Mojo hit record stores worldwide on Tuesday, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers celebrated with an incendiary show of hits and new songs at Calgary's Saddledome. Comments
Joe Cocker and his band got the night started with a bang with "Feelin' Alright," but the highlight of their set was a raucous "You Can Leave Your Hat On" that got the Saddledome crowd up on its feet and moving early.
For the full review of the Calgary show, set list, photos and more click here. Please leave your own review. If you have pictures to share you can upload those too!
June 14, 2010The Highway Companions Club presale takes place this week for the Sept. 23 show in Tulsa. Comments
The presale for 'Group A' begins Wed. June 16 at 10AM local time.
The presales for our 'Group B' members begins Thurs. June 17 at 10AM local time .
The presale ends on Friday June 18 at 5PM local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday June 19 at 10AM local time.
You must be logged in with a paid Highway Companions Club account to participate in the presale. Once you log in, go to the Tours page and your presale access code will be displayed there.
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June 13, 2010Tribune Interactive, one of the leading American multi-media companies, has launched an online Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers trivia game across its web network. Everyone who plays the game can enter to win two front-row seats to the October 1 show at the Hollywood Bowl, including airfare and hotel accommodations in Los Angeles! Comments
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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