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From left: Ron Blair, Benmont Tench, Tom Petty, Mike Campbell. Their new album is Hypnotic Eye.
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August 4, 2014 Petty says his new album, Hypnotic Eye, takes an observational look at the American dream: "I don't really take a side," he says. "I just invented characters that had their points of view."
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' new album, Hypnotic Eye, comes out July 29.
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July 20, 2014 An air of mystery has helped keep Petty relevant for nearly 40 years. At 63, the rock legend's cynicism works hand-in-glove with his hard-earned cragginess.
Clockwise from top: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Adult Jazz, Lana Del Rey
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June 17, 2014 On this week's All Songs Considered: Classic rock from a classic band, a dramatic and cinematic turn for singer Lana Del Rey, the strange, off-kilter sounds of Adult Jazz and more.
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February 1, 2008 The three decades Tom Petty has spent in the music business have led to this Sunday: a performance during halftime of the Super Bowl. He talks about his long career, over which he and The Heartbreakers have sold more than 50 million records, what radio has meant to him, and why he won't sell his songs to advertisers.
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November 17, 2007 Along with his band The Heartbreakers, Tom Petty has long personified the sound and spirit of good, strong, American rock 'n' roll music. A new documentary by Peter Bogdanovich tells the story of the band's lengthy career. It's four hours long.
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December 27, 2006 It's been thirty years since the Heartbreakers debuted with their album Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Petty's most recent album, and his first solo album in 12 years, is Highway Companion. It has been four years since he's released an album with the Heartbreakers. This interview originally aired on Jul. 27, 2006.
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December 5, 2006 NPR music reviewer Meredith Ochs shares her picks for the year's best CDs. Ochs is host of Sirius Satellite Radio's "Outlaw Country" channel, a contributing editor for Guitar World magazine and a regular contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. She's also the vocalist and guitarist for the rock band The Damn Lovelys.
July 27, 2006 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are marking their 30th year in the business with a U.S. tour, and Petty has a new solo album, Highway Companion. It's been 12 years since Petty has released a solo album, and four since he's released an album with the Heartbreakers.
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