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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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Spoon Covers Tom Petty’s ‘Breakdown’ and ‘A Face in the Crowd’

Spoon recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of Girls Can Tell and seem like they're up to something with regards to new music. But for now, a…
Daniel Kohn / March 12, 2021

SPIN’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

COVID-19 brought the concert industry to a screeching halt in 2020. But all that disposable income music fans generally spend on concert tickets…
Ron Hart / December 13, 2020

Watch Tom Petty’s New Video for ‘Something Could Happen’

A new video for Tom Petty's "Something Could Happen" premiered during a one-hour livestream on the Tom Petty YouTube channel last night (12/8). It was…
Katherine Turman / December 9, 2020

The 35 Greatest Concerts of the Last 35 Years

We know, we know — the best concert of all-time is your friend’s obscure indie-punk band playing a sweaty neighborhood basement back in ‘94. We admit…
SPIN Staff / November 28, 2020

Sheryl Crow Covers Tom Petty’s ‘You Don’t Know How It Feels’

Wildflowers remains one of Tom Petty's best and most beloved albums. When the expanded edition of it was released last month, naturally, it received rave reviews,…
Daniel Kohn / November 26, 2020

Tom Petty’s Last Dance

Some of the most shocking nights in music are the ones that seem the most normal. My parents were in town for my son’s third…
Daniel Kohn / November 7, 2020

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
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