Tom Petty

12 Best Rock Star Cameos on The Simpsons

It's become a badge of honor for athletes, rockers, authors, astronauts, actors, politicians, and pop culture icons to get The Simpsons treatment. And on October…
Jolie Lash / October 13, 2019

Eurythmics: Our 1985 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the August 1985 issue of SPIN. The day Be Yourself Tonight lay tightly canned and set for the…
Simon Garfield / July 28, 2019

The Strokes: Our 2003 Cover Story, The Rebirth of Cool

This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of SPIN. "Is it okay to let the girls in?" Smoggy asks. The Strokes'
Mark Spitz / July 14, 2019

Hole, Soundgarden, Estates of Tupac and Tom Petty Sue Universal Music Group Over Warehouse Fire

Earlier this month, the New York Times Magazine published a lengthy investigation into a warehouse fire at Universal Studios in 2008. The fire, which Universal…
Rob Arcand / June 22, 2019

J Mascis – “Don’t Do Me Like That” (Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Cover)

Last summer, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis took the stage at a bar in Provincetown, MA and performed an impromptu karaoke cover of Tom Petty…
Will Gottsegen / April 9, 2019

Watch the Trailer for a New Laurel Canyon Documentary Featuring Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, Fiona Apple, and More

A new documentary called Echo in the Canyon, which deals with the pop music scene in Laurel Canyon in the mid-1960s, is set for wide…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 4, 2019

Hear Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Previously Unreleased Song “For Real”

Tom Petty passed away in October 2017, but his legacy lives on. This past October, just over a year after Petty's death, Reprise Records released a career-spanning…
Will Gottsegen / February 15, 2019

Here Is a Funny Story About Cardi B and Tom Petty

We all remember our first Grammy victory: the rush of pride and awe, the deceptively tricky walk through the crowd, the awkward handshake with, like, Luke…
Tosten Burks / February 12, 2019

Gainesville Park Named After Tom Petty

A Florida park was renamed after iconic rocker Tom Petty, who played at that park as a boy. The Gainesville Sun reports that…
Associated Press / October 21, 2018

Watch Kurt Vile Cover Tom Petty’s “Learning to Fly”

Philadelphia's Kurt Vile stopped by SiriusXM to promote his upcoming album Bottle It In with a cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1991 song "Learning to…
Tosten Burks / October 10, 2018

Tom Petty Hits Collection The Best of Everything Announced, Featuring Two Unreleased Songs

An American Treasure, an 60-song collection of unreleased Tom Petty material (demos, alternate takes, unheard songs, so on) was just released a week ago. But today, a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 5, 2018

Watch Fleetwood Mac Cover Tom Petty and Crowded House at Tour Opener

The new Lindsey-Buckingham-less Fleetwood Mac lineup just began their series of North American dates with a show in Tulsa, and set the precedent for what fans…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 4, 2018

Phoebe Bridgers – “It’ll All Work Out” (Tom Petty Cover)

Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers was one of many artists to pay tribute to Tom Petty after his death last year, performing a tender, ghostly cover of…
Israel Daramola / October 2, 2018

Video: Tom Petty – “Gainesville”

This past weekend saw the release of An American Treasure, a collection of 60 songs worth of studio outtakes, demos, live cuts, and unreleased songs…
Israel Daramola / October 1, 2018

Stream Tom Petty’s An American Treasure Box Set Featuring Previously Unreleased Music

It’s been just about a year since Tom Petty’s death, and his legacy is being continued this fall with a box set called An American Treasure, which features…
James Rettig, Stereogum / September 28, 2018
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