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  • October 15, 2010
    Backbeat Books has recently published “Rickenbacker Electric 12-String: The Story of Guitars, the Music, and the Great Players,” written by Tony Bacon.

    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.
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  • October 14, 2010
    Buried Treasure Show #117 (repeat), Season 5 / Show 117, airing October 14-18, 2010

    Mountain Never In My Life The Best of Mountain
    Rod Stewart An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down The Rod Stewart Album
    The Rolling Stones Sweet Virginia Exile On Main Street
    Wilbert Harrison Kansas City Kansas City - His Legendary Golden Classics
    Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five Let The Good Times Roll The Best of Blues Rock Songbook
    Freddie King Going Down Ultimate Collection
    The Zombies You've Really Got A Hold On Me The Zombies
    The Who I Can't Explain The Ultimate Collection
    Wanda Jackson Fujiyama Mama
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  • October 13, 2010
    Jim Lenahan has designed lights for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers throughout their entire career. Check out this video interview with Jim on his design for the 2010 Mojo Tour!

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  • October 13, 2010
    The 2010 Mojo Tour concluded last week in Phoenix, AZ with a show at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ featuring special guest Chuck Berry.

    Many thanks to the fans for coming out and making the Mojo Tour an exciting success. Click here to visit the tour page where you can view photos from every show. We will also be unveiling additional behind the scenes videos from the tour on TomPetty.com in the coming weeks.

    Also in the next several weeks every ticket holder will receive instructions on how to download 8 exceptional live tracks recorded during the tour.
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  • October 12, 2010
    On 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.

    All formats of the Deluxe Edition will come with nine additional bonus tracks not included on the original album.
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  • October 12, 2010
    We recently asked fans to submit any questions they have for the Heartbreakers' road crew.

    gitguy asked:

    “What model of guitar is Michael playing on Don't Come Around Here No More and what is he using for effects to get that sitar sound? Also, I know he switches guitars for the outro solo at the end of the song and what model is that guitar as well?”

    Here is Mike’s guitar technician Chinner answering these questions!