Tom Petty

Suge Knight Is Reported Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run: Morning Mix

Bianca Gracie | January 30, 2015 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: Suge Knight was reportedly involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Compton yesterday (January 29), where the former Death Row Records CEO was behind the wheel. The city’s law enforcement is now on the lookout for Knight, who is wanted for questioning for murder. More »

Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne Given Credit, Royalties For Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” Due To “Won’t Back Down” Similarity

Robbie Daw | January 26, 2015 - 8:12 am

You may recall that when the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2006 hit “Dani California” arrived and sounded not unlike Tom Petty’s “Last Dance With Mary Jane,” Petty was pretty laid back about the whole thing. “If someone took my song note for note and stole it maliciously, then maybe [I’d sue],” More »

Tom Petty Lands First Chart-Topping Album Of Nearly 40-Year Career With ‘Hypnotic Eye’

Robbie Daw | August 6, 2014 - 9:30 am

If you can somehow wrap your head around it, Thomas Earl Petty has never hit the top of the Billboard 200 until this week. His first LP, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, arrived in 1976, and made it to #55 on the main album chart. And after that he’s come close to the top —… More »

Drake’s ‘Thank Me Later’ Debuts At #1, Posts Third Highest Sales Week Of The Year

Robbie Daw | June 23, 2010 - 9:48 am

Despite the fact that his debut LP leaked weeks ahead of its release date, Drake’s Thank Me Later still managed to land at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and become the third highest debut of the year (with 447,000 copies sold). As the trade publication notes, only Sade’s Soldier Of Love (502,000) and Lady… More »

FRIDAY VIDEO TIME: The Highly Subjective Totally Debatable List Of The Best Songs That Start With The Letter “F”

Erika Brooks Adickman | May 7, 2010 - 11:25 am

Welcome back to our weekly series where we highlight the top songs over the last 50 years that start with a specific letter of the alphabet. This week, we move on to the letter “F”. This playlist includes some songs about “freedom” and another hit about “feelin'”, but if you think we’re making any stops… More »

MTV Panders To The “Remember When MTV Showed Music Videos” Crowd With Throwback Video Music Awards Category

Maura | August 4, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Perhaps realizing that a good chunk of the people who still care about its brand wouldn’t know a 3OH!3 from a GaGa, MTV has added a new, retro-tastic category to this year’s Video Music Awards: Best Video That Should Have Won A Moonman, in which an overlooked clip from years gone by gets its space-statue… More »

John Mayer Wants To Write Her Name In The Snow

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 1:00 am

John Mayer’s cover of “Free Fallin’,” as covered on his Where The Light Is CD/DVD, just missed the Hot 100’s top 50 in its first week as an iTunes download. Between this and that cheesy Bucket List song, it’s clear Mayer isn’t going to stick solely to Da Blooze any time soon, for better or… More »

Maura | February 25, 2008 - 5:02 am

And the festival announcements and rumors continue to pile up: Radiohead, Jack Johnson, and Tom Petty are rumored to be headlining the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which is slated to take place Aug. 22-24. More »

Workin’ On A Mystery: Tom Petty Is This Week’s Stealth Chart Star

Chris Molanphy | February 15, 2008 - 1:00 am

Ed. note: Chris “dennisobell” Molanphy, our resident chart guru, looks at the upward, downward, and lack of movement on this week’s Billboard charts:

You won’t find one of the biggest-selling artists of the past week on the Billboard Hot 100, because chart rules make him and his band ineligible. But one week after Tom… More »

Tom Petty’s Completely Passable, If Somewhat Snoozeworthy Halftime Show

Maura | February 4, 2008 - 8:38 am

Raise your hand if you thought Tom Petty’s halftime show was, well, fine, although the momentum of it was killed by stacking two midtempo songs right in the middle. (Perhaps Fox nixed “Refugee” for being too political?) More »

Is Tom Petty A Big Enough Draw For Super Bowl Audiences?

Maura | January 30, 2008 - 2:55 am

There are a few things that are looking wobbly in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLII–cough cough, Tom Brady’s ankle, cough cough–and programmers on cable networks are betting that the ratings power of Tom Petty is one of them. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that networks are in a “counterprogramming frenzy” thanks to… More »

Grammy-Nominated Artists Officially “Conflicted” About Appearing On Strike-Plagued Broadcast

Jess Harvell | January 21, 2008 - 8:54 am

As the Writer’s Guild of America strike drags on and the writer-free Grammy broadcast shapes up to be tremendously boring/tremendously terrifying, musicians are being forced to decide whether or not they will cross the proverbial picket line come the big night now that the Guild has refused to grant the show a waiver, though someMore »

Eagles Defeated In Super Bowl Hafltime Stakes

jharv | December 3, 2007 - 9:30 am

So a few months ago it looked like Henley and Frey Ltd. were going to ruin the year’s most expensive TV time slot, with the Eagles rumored to be the entertainment for the 2008 Super Bowl halftime show. Well fear not, one-day-a-year football fans, because although the Eagles are still on track to outsell just… More »

The Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files: Tom Petty Takes A Trip To The Zoo

Brian Raftery | March 26, 2007 - 5:21 am

Once again, we raid our cassingle casselection. looking for an overlooked song: Artist: Tom PettySong: “Zombie Zoo,” 1989What happened: Even though Petty wrung a remarkable seven* singles out of Full Moon Fever, the album-closing “Zombie Zoo” wasn’t one of them. More »

Stuck At Eleven: Tom Petty Gets Saved

Maura | December 13, 2006 - 4:34 am

Compiling a year-end Top 10 list means making plenty of painful nips, tucks, and tweaks. And so, as we prepare our Jackin’ Pop singles lists, we present “Stuck At Eleven,” a daily look at the songs that came thisclose to making the final cut. More »