Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead (1990)

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead (1990)

Thomas Earl Petty was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, a small town that thinks it’s Something Big because, for 50 miles east and west, there’s no culture, no big downtowns, no nothing; just pine forests and peanut farms, cattle ranches and cabbage...
The Heartbreakers interview: Satan Eats Cheese Whiz (1987)

The Heartbreakers interview: Satan Eats Cheese Whiz (1987)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have come full circle. They began, more than a decade ago, as a ragtag quintet of friends from North Florida playing uncluttered rock ‘n’ roll, and eventually came to experiment with diverse and wide-ranging sounds and ideas. With Let...
Tom Petty on the Heartbreakers’ ‘Greatest Hits’

Tom Petty on the Heartbreakers’ ‘Greatest Hits’

Memories are made of this By Bill DeYoung “It was kind of fun when I heard it all strung together,” says Tom Petty of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Greatest Hits, which MCA Records will release on Nov. 9. The song selection was left to Petty himself. “I was sort...