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Tom Petty’s Estate Shares Previously Unreleased Song ‘Confusion Wheel’

"Confusion Wheel," the first previously unreleased Tom Petty song off the late artist's upcoming Wildflowers & All the Rest box set, dropped today (Sept. 1o). All the Rest,…
Katherine Turman / September 10, 2020

Watch Father John Misty Cover Tom Petty’s “To Find a Friend”

Father John Misty has signed his name in the Tom Petty memorial cover song book. At the Orpheum Theater in Phoenix, Arizona last night, Misty played an…
Anna Gaca / October 5, 2017

Tom Petty by the Numbers: A “Breakdown” of 40 Years of Hits

Tom Petty made his Billboard chart debut in September 1977, alongside his backing band The Heartbreakers, when their self-titled first album opened at No. 190 on the Billboard 200. The debut launched…
Xander Zellner, Billboard / October 3, 2017

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Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks and More Celebrate Tom Petty’s 70th Birthday

Tom Petty would've turned 70 on October 20, and to celebrate the milestone birthday some of the late rockstar's friends, colleagues, and admirers joined forces…
Katrina Nattress / October 25, 2020

Tom Petty’s Wildflowers & All the Rest Offers an In-Depth Look Into One of His Finest Moments

By the early 1990s, Tom Petty was enjoying his second big wave of success. He’d spent two high-flying decades making hits and touring with his…
John Paul Bullock / October 15, 2020

Tom Petty’s ‘Leave Virginia Alone’ Video Gives an Intimate Look at One Woman’s Journey

With Tom Petty's Wildflowers & All the Rest box set arriving in just a couple of weeks, Petty's estate has released a new powerful video for…
Emily Tan / October 1, 2020

Tom Petty’s Wildflowers & All the Rest Due Out in October

The release of Tom Petty's Wildflowers & All the Rest has been discussed for a while now, and finally, the Petty Estate has announced a…
Emily Tan / August 20, 2020

Tom Petty Estate Issues Unreleased Song ‘There Goes Angela (Dream Away)’

In June, Tom Petty's estate announced that the long-awaited Wildflowers box set would finally see the light of day. They shared an unreleased demo of "You…
SPIN Staff / August 5, 2020

Listen to a Demo of Tom Petty’s ‘You Don’t Know How It Feels’

Even before Tom Petty died in 2017, there were talks that his beloved 1994 album Wildflowers (which was produced by Rick Rubin) would be getting a special…
Daniel Kohn / June 26, 2020

Tom Petty’s Estate Rips Trump for Using ‘I Won’t Back Down’ at Campaign Rally

On Saturday night, President Donald Trump had a rally in Tulsa that was sparsely attended. Apparently that wasn't even the worst piece of news of…
Daniel Kohn / June 20, 2020

The Killers Debut New Song ‘Blowback,’ Cover Tom Petty on CBS This Morning

The Killers gave fans a Saturday morning surprise when they debuted a new song, "Blowback," during their performance on CBS This Morning. Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci —…
Katrina Nattress / April 25, 2020

Willie Nelson, Jakob Dylan, Amos Lee, More Cover Tom Petty’s “For Real”

Tom Petty died just over two years ago of what was later revealed to be an accidental overdose, and to commemorate his passing, as well…
Rob Arcand / December 21, 2019

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'
Marc 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
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