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unique songwriting, unique guitars, and a
commendable work ethic. He will be missed."
- Willie G. Moseley
"My favorite Tom story was related to me by
former Creem photographer Robert Matheu,
and perfectly captures the wit and humanity
that came through in Tom's songwriting.
"In 1989, the Replacements had an infamous run of opening dates for Petty and the
Heartbreakers. One night, they had taken
the stage after the contrarian rockers had
finished a ramshackle warm-up set, even by
their standards. Robert recalled how Tom,
in his classic nasal drawl, said, 'I'd like to
dedicate the next song to the opening act.
Let's have a big hand for the Replacements!'
Then they launched into 'Even the Losers.'''
- Dennis Pernu

"Tom was always cordial,
developing a mentor/friendship with Pete. He'd occasionally poke his
head in our dressing room and make us
feel right at home. During our set Mike
Campbell and his tech, Steve Winstead,
would sometimes hand me one of his guitars
to play. That was quite a charge! One of the
top experiences of my life.
"Tom had it all. From rock-and-roll rebellion to King of Cool to speaking to your
deepest emotions. And The Heartbreakers
are the role model of a real band. Their
music takes you to a unique place. Tom will
be missed, and I will miss Heartbreaker
shows." - Peter Stroud
"For those of us who grew up in the late
'70s and '80s, Tom represented a one-man
resurgence in great, straightforward rockand-roll songcraft. 'Don't bore us, get to
the chorus' was his North Star, guiding his
music over the trends for 40 years, rendering
it timeless.
"One of my favorite Tom memories was
being backstage with Mike Campbell before
a show, and hearing Tom warming up in the
next room. To this day, the thought brings a
smile to my face, just as Tom's songs brought
joy to millions." - Tom Guerra

"Tom made us all believe we could play
rock and roll. His songs were the staple of
almost every band I played with in the '80s
and '90s. They were easy enough to play,
catchy as hell, and immediately recognizable.
Never before or since has an artist created so
much with so little.
"On that little radio in our heads, Tom
will forever sling a cool vintage guitar, sound
like no one else, and rock out." - Will Kelly
"When Tom passed, fans immediately remembered the Heartbreakers' classic albums
or a concert, but I recalled his battles with
record-company officials regarding album
prices and artist rights instead of Damn the
Torpedoes, etc. ("I Won't Back Down" indeed).
"His first albums were released during the
dark days of disco. Any artist or band that
could claw its way to prominence during
those times obviously deserved respect. His
dynamic performance at Live Aid was one of
the better presentations of the day.
"The first song I recalled was 'Handle
with Care' by the Traveling Wilburys; being in that group validated and underlined
his status. He created unique sounds using
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"I really admire that Tom kept the Heartbreakers together for over 40 years, retaining
several original members. At any time, he
could have become a solo artist with topnotch studio players, but Tom grew up with
the Beatles, Byrds, and Stones, and knew the
power of a great rock-and-roll band. With
Tom's witty lyrics and edgy voice out front
- along with Mike Campbell's economical
guitar licks and a churning beat in the back -
these musicians delivered Petty's music better
than anyone else could have. I'm grateful that
Tom understood this critical aesthetic and, for
four decades, kept the Heartbreakers runnin'
down a dream." - Pete Prown
"The Tom Petty bug first bit me with Damn
the Torpedoes. Rock and roll was fading a bit at
that point and it stuck out like a sore thumb.
He leaves an astounding catalog that can be
taken for granted until you go back and really listen. He had the coolest look, coolest
tunes, covered the coolest songs in concert,
and he and Mike Campbell had the coolest
guitars. Rock and roll has a huge void at this
point." - John Heidt
"The first time I heard Tom and the Heartbreakers was on Damn The Torpedoes - the
sound immediately embodied pure, raw
American rock and roll for me. I was continually impressed by how he maintained not
only the quality of songwriting throughout
the years, but the edge and vitality, too. One
of the biggest thrills of my career occurred
when I was interviewing Mike Campbell in a
London hotel room; there was an unexpected
knock on the door and in walked Tom. Even
his speaking voice could send chills up your
spine." - David Hunter


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