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  • Tom Petty apologizes for flying the Confederate flag on 1985 tour

    07/16/2015 3:18:31 PM PDT · by dennisw · 73 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 16 July 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Florida-born rocker used the flag for song Rebels about southern heritage But he now admits he had not fully thought through the flag's history He implores all Americans to denounce the flag as it offends black people It comes after South Carolina took it down following Charleston attack Fellow rocker Kid Rock, from the Midwest, has defended the Confederacy Tom Petty has apologized for displaying the Confederate flag during his Southern Accents tour of 1985. The Florida-born rocker has spoken out to denounce the controversial banner after South Carolina removed it from their statehouse and conceded that to many it...
  • Tom Petty: ‘No one’s got Christ more wrong than the Christians’

    07/24/2014 1:29:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tom Petty says that no one has interpreted Jesus Christ’s teaching more incorrectly than Christians, as he was asked to explain the history behind his new song “Playing Dumb.” In an interview with Billboard, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explained his inspiration behind the song, which will be featured as a bonus cut on the accompanying vinyl release of “Hypnotic Eye.” “Catholics, don’t write me,” Mr. Petty said. “I’m fine with whatever religion you want to have, but it can’t tell anybody it’s OK to kill people, and it can’t abuse children systematically for God knows how many...
  • Tom Petty Demands Michele Bachmann Stop Playing His Song

    06/28/2011 2:46:59 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 115 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6/28/11 | Jim Newall
    The management for rock and roll star Tom Petty didn't waste any time after Bachmann's campaign launch yesterday to send a cease-and-desist letter, demanding that she never use his song "American Girl" at campaign events again. These requests are not uncommon for Republican candidates, and it's one of the things that genuinely sucks for them. They can never use the easygoing, overplayed songs that they enjoy on FM radio, and they learn that their favorite artists despise them. Democrats' problem, on the other hand, is that they have to feign gratitude to all the musicians who write bad songs for...
  • Tom Petty tells Michele Bachmann to stop using his music

    06/29/2011 11:34:22 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 136 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06/29/11 | Sean Michaels
    Tom Petty has told US presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to stop using one of his songs as part of her campaign, insisting he did not give the rightwing politician permission. Within 24 hours of the televised launch of Bachmann's 2012 campaign, Petty's lawyers reportedly pounced on the press-conference soundtrack, which used the song American Girl as exit music. "Petty isn't pleased," reported NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, while Rolling Stone confirmed the singer's lawyers had sent the Minnesota congresswoman a cease and desist order. It's not even the first bump of Bachmann's campaign: during her announcement speech, the Tea Party supporter confused...
  • Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?

    11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 947+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity
    We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance? Me? Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?
  • American Girl teams with pro-abortion, pro-lesbian group

    10/12/2005 8:45:34 AM PDT · by Kentucky · 96 replies · 8,548+ views
    American Family Association | Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
    American Girl teams with pro-abortion, pro-lesbian group Possibly some of you have daughters who play with the American Girl dolls or read their books. You may even be thinking about buying a doll or books for Christmas. Well, it turns out American Girl (owned by Mattel) is partnering with a group called Girls Inc. to sell a bracelet, the "I Can" band, which financially supports Girls Inc. Seventy cents of every purchase goes to Girls Inc. The band is sold on the American Girl webpage with a large ad and a link to the Girls Inc. webpage. In addition, the...
  • Tom's 9:30 am Interview upcoming on KPCC Radio audio link.

    08/13/2003 9:35:54 AM PDT · by Paul8148 · 13 replies · 213+ views But beware it is public radio.
  • Former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein dies of possible overdose

    02/25/2003 4:21:55 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 1,125+ views
    AP | 2/25/03
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Howie Epstein, a former bass player for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died of what authorities suspect was a drug overdose. He was 47. Investigators were told Epstein had been using heroin, said Maj. Ron Madrid of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department. Epstein was driven to St. Vincent Hospital by his girlfriend, who described him as "under distress." He died Sunday. Epstein was taking antibiotics for an illness, and he had recently suffered from flu, stomach problems and an abscess on his leg, friends said. "Apparently he passed out in the bathroom, and (his...

    12/08/2002 5:53:40 PM PST · by Partisan Hack · 115 replies · 396+ views
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  • Petty runs down, and over, American dream

    10/22/2002 6:38:20 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 64 replies · 291+ views
    USA Today ^ | 10/18/02 | Edna Gundersen
    <p>MALIBU, Calif. — Embattled and embittered, Tom Petty takes on the music industry and corporate America on The Last DJ, the rocker's battle cry for moral reform.</p> <p>He targets money-grubbing moguls, tour sponsorships, radio's homogenized playlists and apathetic fans, all metaphors for grander crimes rampant in a profit-driven society. On Money Becomes King, a fan sees rock 'n' roll idealism trampled under a greed stampede. The title track bemoans the personality-free monotony on airwaves. Joe studies revenue gluttons who poison art.</p>