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  • January 23, 2008

    NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Petty says he\'s not much of a football fan, but playing the Super Bowl halftime show was an offer he couldn\'t refuse.

    \"The most significant thing about it is the people watching worldwide ... it\'s probably the biggest audience you can have I would imagine,\" the 57-year-old singer told The Associated Press.

    \"It\'s quite an honor to be asked, if you look at the people who have done it, it\'s a very elite crowd ... it\'s a great opportunity to play for the whole world at once,\" Petty said.

  • January 16, 2008
    From the LA Weekly BY DAPHNE CARR

    There exists in sound a map of Los Angeles, filled with song-lyric street names, neighborhoods, beaches, bars, empty spaces and spaces between spaces. It\'s a chart that follows more than 30 years in the life and work of Tom Petty, a longtime resident of the city and an undercelebrated rock & roll icon who finally appears to be getting his due.

  • January 09, 2008

    Remember to tune in to PBS Soundstage tonight to catch Part 1 of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers- Live From Gatorville.

    Part 1 - Premieres on PBS January 10, 2008 (check local listings)
  • January 07, 2008
    Benmont will be appearing with the Watkins Family Hour on Thursdays in January, except January 31st and maybe January 24th - see note below, at the Los Angeles supper club Largo. Check out for more info on the band. If you are in LA on any of these dates you owe it to yourself to check out Sara & Sean Watkins, Benmont and anyone else who might join them in Largo\'s intimate and dynamic setting.

    Show info:

    January 10, 17 and 24**, 2008
  • January 02, 2008
    Here\'s the song list for show #060 which starts airing Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Tom Petty - \"Buried Treasure\"
    The Animals - \"Inside Looking Out\"

    Al Green - \"I Can\'t Get Next To You\"
    Marvin Gaye - \"Pride and Joy\"
    Clarence Carter - \"Slip Away\"

    Lowell Fulson - \"Reconsider Baby\"
    Little Richard - \"Slippin\' and Slidin\'\"
    Freddie King - \"Lonesome Whistle Blues\"

    Neil Young - \"When You Dance You Can Really Love\"
    NRBQ - \"Still In School\"
    Poco - \"Honky Tonk Downstairs\"
  • December 26, 2007
    Here\'s the song list for show #059 which starts airing Thursday, December 27, 2007

    Tom Petty - \"Buried Treasure\"
    Rockpile - \"If Sugar Was As Sweet As You\"

    Ritchie Valens - \"Ooh! My Head\"
    The Clash - \"Clampdown\"
    The Creation - \"Making Time\"

    Everly Brothers - \"Gone, Gone, Gone\"
    Whiskeytown - \"16 Days\"

    Van Morrison (with Roger Waters) - \"Comfortably Numb\"
    J.J. Cale - \"Everlovin\' Woman\"

    Joe Tex - \"I Believe I\'m Gonna Make It\"
    Larry Williams - \"She Said Yeah\"
  • December 19, 2007
    Here\'s the song list for show #058 which starts airing Thursday, December 20, 2007 (Christmas show)

    Tom Petty - \"Buried Treasure\"
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - \"Christmas All Over Again\"

    Elvis Presley - \"Santa Claus Is Back In Town\"
    Ray Stevens - \"Santa Claus Is Watching You\"

    Chuck Berry - \"Run Rudolph Run\"
    Clarence Carter - \"Back Door Santa\"
    Eartha Kitt - \"Santa Baby\"

    Booker T. & The MG\'s - \"Silver Bells\"
    James Brown - \"Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto\"
  • December 16, 2007
    Peter Bogdanovich\'s Runnin\' Down A Dream will be screened as part of the Northwest Film Festival\'s Reel Music series in Portland, OR. This screening will take place at the Northwest Film Festival\'s Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday January 19 at 2pm.
  • December 16, 2007
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are now on Facebook!

    When you become Tom and the band\'s Facebook fan you can upload photos and write on the band\'s wall. You will also enjoy special Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers news and offers.

    Become the band\'s fan on Facebook!
  • December 12, 2007
    Here\'s the song list for show #057 which starts airing Thursday, December 13, 2007

    Tom Petty - \"Buried Treasure\"
    Mink DeVille - \"Spanish Stroll\"

    The Kinks - \"20th Century Man\"
    Bob Dylan - \"Outlaw Blues\"

    Albert King - \"Crosscut Saw\"
    Lee Dorsey - \"Working In The Coal Mine\"
    Larry Williams - \"Short Fat Fannie\"

    The Clash - \"Train In Vain\"
    The Who - \"Odorono\"
    Everly Brothers - \"Stick With Me Baby\"

    Poco - \"You Better Think Twice\"
    Rolling Stones - \"Miss Amanada Jones\"