In the most current issue of RollingStone Magazine (Kanye West / 50 Cent cover), Austin Saggs from the Smoking Section, writes about the upcoming Tom Petty film, Running Down A Dream\"
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September 12, 2007
September 10, 20074-hour Opus To Premiere October 29th at 7:00pm
New York, September 12, 2007 - Sundance Channel will air the world television premiere of Peter Bogdanovich's 4-hour documentary Runnin' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on October 29th at 7:00pm e/p. The announcement was made today by Laura Michalchyshyn, Executive Vice President and GM Programming and Creative Affairs. This follows the film's world premiere in the special events section of the film at the New York Film Festival on October 14th, 2007.
September 09, 2007\"RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM: TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS\" A FILM BY PETER BOGDANOVICH TO DEBUT AT NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
CHRONICLE BOOKS TO RELEASE PETTY RETROSPECTIVE
September 06, 2007On October 14 the hotly anticipated Warner Brothers Records film Runnin' Down A Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will have its first public screening. Directed by cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show), Runnin' Down A Dream has been selected to close the 2007 New York Film Festival.
Ticket sales begin on Sunday, September 9 at 10am at the box office located at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street or by phone at CenterCharge 212 721 6500
On Monday, September 10 at tickets go on sale online at: tickets.filmlinc.com
Benmont Tench will be playing with the Watkins Family Hour at Largo in Hollywood every Thursday this September. Check out http://www.myspace.com/watkinsfamilyhour for band details.
August 30, 2007By Kate Maier from the East Hampton Star
(08/31/2007) Perhaps the biggest difference between the Hamptons Social concert series at the Ross School in East Hampton and a straight rock concert was the relative amount of ease experienced by die-hard fans on a mission to wrestle their way into the front row.
By BILL DEAN
Sun entertainment editor
One summer morning in 1961, an 11-year-old Tom Petty sat on pine straw in his front yard, wondering how he was going to spend his day.
By the end of the afternoon, he knew how he would spend his life.
Following chart-topping sales success, and due to the overwhelming support and demand from the Traveling Wilburys fan community, Rhino will release a Vinyl Box Set and Second Edition Deluxe Sets of The Traveling Wilburys Collection on November 20, 2007. The Re-mastered and Expanded Collectible Package features unreleased Bonus Tracks and a bonus DVD featuring a 24-minute documentary including unseen footage of The Wilburys.
July 02, 2007Tom Petty has recorded the Fats Domino classic "I'm Walking" for an upcoming charity tribute album due September 25. Other artists who are participating by putting their own spin on Fats Domino hits include Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Robert Plant and Willie Nelson. The double-disc \"Goin\' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino\" includes tracks like \"I Want to Walk You Home,\" \"Blueberry Hill,\" and \"Ain\'t That a Shame\", with proceeds to be donated to New Orleans public school music programs and to rebuilding Domino\'s Hurricane Katrina-ravaged home.
The Traveling Wilburys\' \"Collection\" (Rhino/Warner Bros.), a compilation of the erstwhile supergroup\'s two original studio albums and other material, enters at No. 1 in the UK Album charts.
The Wilburys\' albums had been unavailable for many years, and the chart-topping debut is aided by a deluxe edition featuring a DVD with videos and a documentary. The achievement is all the more remarkable considering the band\'s \"Volume 1\" album only reached No. 16 in the UK in 1988, while \"Volume 3\" hit No. 14 in 1990.