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In recognition of Tom Petty\'s upcoming performance at Super Bowl XLII, NPR has posted a rebroadcast of a Tom Petty interview that was first broadcast on July 27, 2006. In this nearly forty minute audio interview Tom talks about his inspirations and how he has evolved as an artist over the years. Click HERE to check out this amazing interview.
Thursday January 31, 2008- 8:21 PM MST
Greetings from Super Bowl XLII in Arizona! Your intrepid reporter is writing to you from the upper level of University of Phoenix Stadium, looking down on Tom and The Heartbreakers' dress rehearsal.
January 24, 2008
Tickets for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers\' 2008 North American Tour go on sale to the general public soon, but there is no need to wait until the public on sale to buy tickets! Fan club members will have the opportunity to jump to the front of the line and purchase great seats.
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY
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.
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
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 watkinsfamilyhour.com 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.
January 10, 17 and 24**, 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\"
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\"