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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Top Billboard 200: This Week in Music

August 7th, 2014 10:44am EDT
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Top Billboard 200: This Week in
After a lengthy drought (understatement), Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers finally claim their first #1 album with Hypnotic Eye. Outperforming prognostications, not to mention the sales of the band's previous album (Mojo), Hypnotic Eye sold 131,000 copies. Like so many other weeks throughout 2014, Tom Petty's veteran collective were the only album to surpass the 100,000 copies mark. This is even more disappointing to some extent because of the number of new albums that landed within the top 10.

Eric Clapton, another veteran musician, unsurprisingly debuts right behind Petty at #2. As re...

Jimmy Fallon And Stevie Nicks Recreate Tom Petty's 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around' Music Video

April 10th, 2014 6:09pm EDT
Jimmy Fallon And Stevie Nicks Recreate Tom Petty's 'Stop Draggin
Jimmy Fallon and Stevie Nicks recreated Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 80s video for hit single "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," (which featured Nicks on vocals) during "The Tonight Show" on Wednesday night with exacting proportions.

Although Fallon, wearing a blonde wig and doing his best to sound exactly like Petty, stood to Nicks' right, nearly everything else from the original studio-shot video was recreated, right down to the square-shaped microphones and the band's instruments.

The duet was introduced by Nirvana's Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, who guested on the show ahead of thei...

Guitars Stolen From Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Found; Thief Arrested After Trying To Pawn One For $250

April 17th, 2012 7:59pm EDT
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The five guitars that were stolen from rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Thursday night while the band was rehearsing for their upcoming tour have been found; and a security guard from the Culver City, Calfi. studios where the theft occurred has been taken into police custody.

"I am extremely grateful to the Culver City Police Department for a job well done and touched by the outpouring of good wishes and concern from our fans and friends," Petty said in a statement.

The Washington Post reports that Daryl Emmette Washington, 51, tried to pawn one of the guitars - together worth over...

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Offering Reward For Return Of Stolen Guitars

April 16th, 2012 8:12pm EDT
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are offering up a $7500 reward - with no questions asked - for the return of five guitars that were stolen from the band at a Culver City, Calif., soundstage.

The band was rehearsing for its upcoming world tour; which kicks off Wednesday in Colorado; when the instruments were swiped.

Petty, who's been tweeting and posting to the band's Facebook page about the stolen goods tweeted that "The show will go on" whether the guitars are returned or not.

The topic became a hot trend on Twitter as well, with fans and other celebs offering their support.


Pearl Jam To Join Tom Petty & Bruce Springsteen At Isle Of Wight Festival

December 8th, 2011 11:44pm EST
Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam have completed the 2012 Isle of Wight Festival headliner line-up by confirming they'll close the Saturday night of the event in June.

The appearance will be the second of eight shows the rockers will perform in Europe next summer.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will headline the first night of the festival on June 22 and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will close the three-day affair on June 24.

The Vaccines, Noel Gallagher, Noah and the Whale and Elbow have also been added to the bill.

Report: Madonna To Headline Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show

October 4th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Madonna is reporting that Madonna has been picked for the halftime show for the Super Bowl. Citing an inside source, the website says that the Material Girl will be performing at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the February 5 event.

After Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction in 2004, the NFL has been picking classic acts for their halftime shows. Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and The Who have all performed since. Last year the Black Eyed Peas, Usher, and Slash took the stage to poor re...