Benmont Tench Says LA Solo Show Is Still On, Reflects On Grieving Tom Petty’s Death

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench has posted a message announcing his plans to go through with a solo performance later this month in Los Angeles and reflecting on the ongoing process of grieving Petty, who died last week at age 66. Tench begins by voicing appreciation for all the support during … More »

Poder A La “Gente”: The Latin Pop Resurgence Is On

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“Mi Gente” is the perfect name for it, really. More »

Watch Cloakroom’s Slowcore Cover Of Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream” In A Stereogum Session

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Cloakroom are currently in the midst of a tour in support of their recent album, Time Well, and they stopped by our offices to perform a Stereogum Session. In a stripped-down setup comprised of just lead vocalist Doyle Martin and bassist Bobby Markos, they performed two songs off their new album — the More »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »

Our Favorite Tom Petty Songs

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It’s the songs. People who love music love Tom Petty, and the songs are why. It’s not because he was a dominant personality, a stylistic innovator, or a monster performer. He didn’t necessarily turn every head when he walked into the room. He didn’t remake his genre. He didn’t make it OK to be weird. More »

American Standards: Why Everybody Loves Tom Petty

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Tom Petty wrote great rock ‘n’ roll songs for 40 years. His 1993 Greatest Hits album has 18 tracks, and you know at least 16 of them. He could play a two-hour-plus concert and have the audience singing along with every song, and still not manage to fit in all of his hits. More »

KAABOO: Festival Review

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Ten days have past, the music has stopped, the food has been eaten, and the laughs have finally settled. KAABOO has ended, but the memories have not been forgotten. As an avid festival attendee, I wasn’t sure what to expect heading into KAABOO. I have attended festivals all over the world, of all shapes, sizes,

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KAABOO Festival, Del Mar [Event Preview]

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Each year hundreds of thousands of people google their favorite artists to find which festivals they are performing. Most fans have one common expectation; to see live music. Most music festivals offer the same thing. A solid lineup, a few stages, and some food trucks and things to keep you busy between sets. Very rarely

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Tom Petty Announces 40th Anniversary Tour In Fake Fallon Interview

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Tom Petty And The HeartbreakersTom Petty has been performing with his backing band the Heartbreakers for four full decades now, and next year, the classic-rock institution will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a big North American tour. Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh will open most of the dates, but a few lucky crowds will get burly country superstar Chris Stapleton … More »