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Jimmy Fallon and Stevie Nicks perform 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around'

Jimmy Fallon and Stevie Nicks perform 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around'

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Jimmy Fallon plays Tom Petty as he and Stevie Nicks recreate the classic music video for "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" on the Tonight Show.
Aileen Graef
Kesha appears at Petty Fest for her first performance since rehab

Kesha appears at Petty Fest for her first performance since rehab

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Kesha appeared at Petty Fest last week and performed a surprise cover of "Free Fallin'."
Annie Martin
Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform during Super Bowl show

Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform during Super Bowl show

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars has invited the rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers to join him during next month's Super Bowl halftime show in New Jersey, the NFL announced.
Katey Sagal covers Jackson Browne, Tom Petty on new album

Katey Sagal covers Jackson Browne, Tom Petty on new album

(UPI) --The "Sons of Anarchy" star is currently promoting her new album, "Covered."
Kate Stanton

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
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Bruno Mars will be Super Bowl halftime performer

Bruno Mars will be Super Bowl halftime performer

RUTHERFORD, N.J., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Pop star Bruno Mars will perform at the next Super Bowl halftime show, the NFL announced Sunday.
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McCartney, Mumford & Sons, R. Kelly to play Bonnaroo

McCartney, Mumford & Sons, R. Kelly to play Bonnaroo

MANCHESTER, Tenn., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons and R. Kelly are among the artists booked to perform at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, organizers said Tuesday.
Johnny Depp performs at Petty Fest charity show

Johnny Depp performs at Petty Fest charity show

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Actor Johnny Depp played guitar at a Los Angeles charity event for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.
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Grohl to direct 'Sound City' documentary

Grohl to direct 'Sound City' documentary

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Musician Dave Grohl announced Tuesday he plans to direct and produce a documentary about the famed Sound City recording studio in Van Nuys, Calif.

Reward for Petty's stolen classic guitars

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- Tom Petty has attached a $7,500 "no questions asked" reward for the return of five classic guitars stolen from a California soundstage, his Web site said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011.
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Rocker seeks full rights to 'Eye of Tiger'

CHICAGO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Chicago rocker Jim Peterik says he is striking a blow for songwriters everywhere by pursuing the full rights to his 1982 hit "Eye of the Tiger."
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Tom Petty
Tom Petty performs in concert, at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre , in West Palm Beach, Florida, on June 8, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch. He has also performed under the pseudonyms of Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. and Muddy Wilbury.

He has recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which remain heavily played on adult contemporary and classic rock radio. His music, notably his hits, have become popular among younger generations as he continues to host sold-out shows. Throughout his career, Petty and his collaborators have sold 60 million albums.

Petty and his band the Heartbreakers celebrated their 30th anniversary with a tour in 2006, though Petty has occasionally released solo work, such as 2006's Highway Companion, on which he performed most of the backing instrumentation. Members of the Heartbreakers have played on each of his solo albums and the band has always backed him when touring in support of those albums. He has also toured with Mudcrutch in order to promote their debut album.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Tom Petty."
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