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Tom Petty, Republicans and an Economic Plan?

Desiree Michael | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Desiree Michael

As Republicans what are we doing? What are we promising to a crumbling nation that is beginning to show signs of an Eastern run state?

Only Love Can Bring You Down: Why Neil Young And Pegi's Split Broke My Heart

Lauren Daley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

I could quote any of their words like a Southern preacher quotes the Bible. My rock and roll apostles. All, to me, spoke Truth. But while the others had been divorced too many collective times to count, Neil and Pegi stood tall and strong, always.

After 38 Years, Tom Petty Finally Hit No. 1

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

Anyone who thought Tom Petty might actually back down after 38 years in the business thought wrong: The singer just notched his first No. 1 album. ...

Tom Petty Is Wrong. Religion Isn't More Likely to Lead to War

John A. Tures | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
John A. Tures

Tom Petty's a great rock artist, one of the best in history. But for those Christian fans of his, he's become quite the heartbreaker. Is his argument that religion leads to war on target, or does he miss the mark?

Tom Petty's New Song Blasts Catholic Church For Sex Abuses

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion

Rocker Tom Petty has taken on a weighty and controversial topic in the bonus track to his new album, "Hypnotic Eye," and it's not bound to win him any...

Chats With Camper Van Beethoven's Victor Krummenacher, The Ready Set's Jordan Witzigreuter, Alex Orbison and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jordan Witzigreuter: "I wrote a bunch of songs -- 70 or so -- over the past two years, and only a few of those 70 were even considered for this album. I tend to like a song when I finish it, give it a week, and then I'm over it, so the ones that made the cut were the ones I still felt passionately about."

Even Tom Petty Expects To Love Kanye

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years of practice has made songwriting harder, not easier, for Tom Petty. "As life goes by, you get a little more carefree...

Jimmy Fallon Channels Tom Petty In 'Tonight Show' Performance With Stevie Nicks

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment

Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks' studio performance of the duet "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" was the 25th video ever to air on MTV, way back in August o...

Petty Fest

Jose Martinez | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

There's something special about your first time. That memory stays with you forever, and it's often the basis for a lot of comparison the rest of yo...

Kanye West, Macklemore Headlining 2014 Outside Lands Festival

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment

The 2014 lineup for the seventh annual Outside Lands Festival has been announced, revealing headliners Kanye West, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The ...

21 Rock Song Titles That Would Make Terrible Bar Pickup Lines

John K. Herr | Posted 03.28.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

"I want you to want me." -- Cheap Trick "Don't stand so close to me." -- The Police "I wanna be sedated." -- The Ramones "I know what boys like." -...

Conversations With Gary Numan, Katey Sagal and Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Plus a Shelby Lynne Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I don't feel that electronic music is "my thing." I know it's what I've done all my life, but I still feel slightly removed from it somehow. But I think it's good for music in general.'

Conversations With Scotty McCreery, David Nail and Wesley Stace, Plus Kathleen Grace and Kiev Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I got to be an artist with this album. I had time with this record that I didn't really have with the other one. We took the better part of a year, if not more than a year, to work on this one whereas with the first one, we were pumping it out in a couple of months just so we could get it out there for the fans to hear."

Stevie Nicks at a "Crossroads": Playlist for a Harmonic Convergence With Lady A

David Wild | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

There are artists who go in and out of style. Then there are artists who define their own style. Stevie Nicks is one of those unique and singular sensations who come from the heart and somehow reside there forever.

No Plans To Retire

Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment

Paul McCartney's career is still kicking through the singer's 70s, and that won't change anytime soon. The former Beatle told WXRT Chicago that he has...

Death of the Album -- Singles Going Steady! -- Pt. 2

Dusty Wright | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

In a previous article earlier this month, I suggested that we are in the era where singles -- once again -- roam the earth.

Tom Petty Offers Refund To Fans

Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment

Tom Petty is looking out for his fans. The 62-year-old musician played a sold-out show with his band The Heartbreakers at Los Angeles' Fonda Theat...

May Music Mayhem

Dusty Wright | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

It may seem that I'm diggin' in the dirt. Gettin' back to my punk rock roots. Well, some of my favorite new music does seem a wee bit primal, oui? And some of it is even out this world. But all of this music is party playlist-worthy for any weekend getaway.

Tom Petty: Three Venues to See an American Treasure

Jeff Pollack | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

I've been writing this monthly blog for a few years now, usually focused on new bands that I like and want to bring to your attention. But not this ti...

Making Tracks: A Conversation with The Yardbirds' Jim McCarty, Plus Anti-Flag and Brad Mackeson Video Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Punkers Anti-Flag teamed with Staages Music and Art For Amnesty to release their take on "Toast To Freedom," the song written by Larry Campbell and Carl Carlton to celebrate Amnesty International's 50th anniversary.

WATCH: Dave Grohl Directed A Movie

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment

The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl has released a first look at his documentary "Sound City." As Billboard noted, "Sound City" will debut at the Sundance...

A Perfect Night for a Green Day

Dusty Wright | Posted 09.16.2012 | Entertainment
Dusty Wright

The business of rock is very lacking these days. I would argue there is perhaps just one band excellent enough to carry that very heavy torch and to wave it high and wide -- Green Day. This year marks their 25th anniversary in the music biz.

'The Lonesome Road': A Playlist for the Late Great Andy Griffith

David Wild | Posted 09.02.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

It is worth remembering today that Griffith's influence extended powerfully into the music. Imagine how many millions more were exposed to the timeless beauty of bluegrass music thanks to massive primetime exposure on The Andy Griffith Show.

Set 'Em Up Somewhere Else, Joe: Why I'm Through With P.J. Clarke's

Tony Sachs | Posted 09.02.2012 | New York
Tony Sachs

I was ten years old, during the height of the disco era, when my father first took me to the nondescript two-story building on 55th and 3rd for burger...

Strangers in the First Place: Another Conversation With Robert Francis

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I was always obsessed with this idea when writing the album, just how, almost in like sort of an existential way, no matter what we do and where we go, when all is said and done, at the very end of it all, we go back to the way it was in the very, very beginning."