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Tom Petty

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Tom Petty was awarded with an honorary Ph.D. from the University Of Florida, as the Associated Press reports.

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He never attended the University of Florida – but was once a groundskeeper there. Continue reading…

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Late Heartbreakers rocker – whose “I Won’t Back Down” has become the Gators football team’s anthem – was born and raised in Gainesville For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Performers team up for Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty classic during night six of Isbell’s Ryman Auditorium residency For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Mary Wharton's 'Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers' gets to the heart of the late legend's most personal album. Continue reading…

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Hey, here’s something weird! The late Tom Petty was never anybody’s idea of a high-fashion superstar, but Rodarte, the fancy clothing company founded by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, has just launched a new Tom Petty capsule collection. The Mulleavy sisters worked with Petty’s daughters, Annakim Violette and Adria Petty, on the collection, which they’re selling through their Radarte casualwear line. It’s all tied in with Petty’s album Wildflowers, which was reissued last year. Introducing the line, the sisters behind Rodarte have lined up a bunch of prominent musicians to model those clothes.

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Movie will screen for one night only, on what would have been his 71st birthday. Continue reading…

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An ornate stage design served as the Heartbreakers' backdrop. Continue reading…

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He and the Heartbreakers loaded set lists with fan favorites, but these great tracks never made it to the stage. Continue reading…

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Keyboardist admits birth of his daughter two months after bandmate died wasn’t the “circle-of-life lesson that I wanted.” Continue reading…

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