(Guitar Recorded Versions). Guitar transcriptions with tab for the dozen driving songs off Petty's third solo album: Ankle Deep * Big Weekend * Damaged by Love * Down South * Flirting with Time * The Golden Rose * Jack * Night Driver * Saving Grace * Square One * This Old Town * Turn This Car Around.
“...the notoriously media-wary Petty responds...about his life, career, and craft…” Publishers Weekly Conversations with Tom Petty is the first authorized book to focus solely on the life and work of the man responsible for some of the most memorable rock anthems of our generation, including: American Girl, Breakdown, Don’t Come Around Here No More, I Won’t Back Down, Free Fallin’, Runnin’ Down a Dream, You Don’t Know How It Feels , and many others. He was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and his work with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, as well as his solo albums and those with the Traveling Wilburys, have been critically acclaimed the world over and have earned numerous Platinum-status awards from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), as well as Grammys, MTV Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and many other honours. Author, Paul Zollo, conducted a series of in-depth discussions with Tom about his career, with special focus on his song writing. The conversations are reprinted with little or no editorial comment alongside rare photographs of the legend and represent a unique perspective on Tom’s entire career.
(Guitar Chord Songbook). 40 of Petty's finest in one collection giving you just the basics you need to sing and strum. Includes: American Girl * Breakdown * Don't Come Around Here No More * Don't Do Me like That * Even the Losers * Free Fallin' * Here Comes My Girl * Into the Great Wide Open * Mary Jane's Last Dance * Refugee * Runnin' Down a Dream * Stop Draggin' My Heart Around * The Waiting * You Got Lucky * and more.
The New York Times Bestseller *One of Rolling Stone's 10 Best Music Books of 2015* An exhilarating and intimate account of the life of music legend Tom Petty, by an accomplished writer and musician who toured with Petty No one other than Warren Zanes, rocker and writer and friend, could author a book about Tom Petty that is as honest and evocative of Petty's music and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write. Born in Gainesville, Florida, with more than a little hillbilly in his blood, Tom Petty was a Southern shit kicker, a kid without a whole lot of promise. Rock and roll made it otherwise. From meeting Elvis, to seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, to producing Del Shannon, backing Bob Dylan, putting together a band with George Harrison, Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne, making records with Johnny Cash, and sending well more than a dozen of his own celebrated recordings high onto the charts, Tom Petty's story has all the drama of a rock and roll epic. Now in his mid-sixties, still making records and still touring, Petty, known for his reclusive style, has shared with Warren Zanes his insights and arguments, his regrets and lasting ambitions, and the details of his life on and off the stage. This is a book for those who know and love the songs, from "American Girl" and "Refugee" to "Free Fallin'" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," and for those who want to see the classic rock and roll era embodied in one man's remarkable story. Dark and mysterious, Petty manages to come back, again and again, showing us what the music can do and where it can take us.
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 23 top hits from this perennial stadium-filling rocker who's been pumping out the hits since 1976. Includes: American Girl * Breakdown * Don't Come Around Here No More * Don't Do Me Like That * Even the Losers * Free Fallin' * Here Comes My Girl * I Won't Back Down * Into the Great Wide Open * Mary Jane's Last Dance * Refugee * Runnin' Down a Dream * Stop Draggin' My Heart Around * You Don't Know How It Feels * and more.
(Guitar Recorded Versions). 17 classics from Petty's vast repertoire, newly transcribed with tab: American Girl * Breakdown * Don't Come Around Here No More * Don't Do Me like That * Even the Losers * A Face in the Crowd * Free Fallin' * Here Comes My Girl * I Need to Know * I Won't Back Down * Into the Great Wide Open * Learning to Fly * Listen to Her Heart * Mary Jane's Last Dance * Refugee * Runnin' Down a Dream * Stop Draggin' My Heart Around.
Tom Petty: Rock 'n' Roll Guardian is the first intimate portrait of one of rock’s most enduring figures. Songs like American Girl, The Waiting and I Won’t Back Down have touched people from all walks of life because he sung about what he knew – love won, love lost and hardship overcome. Tom Petty’s predisposition to find trouble was always matched by his steely determination to overcome it. After shaky beginnings with his first band, Tom Petty steered his way through bankruptcy, drama and personal loss – including the deaths of his bandmates Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein – to forge a lasting impact on the world, selling more than 80 million records worldwide. In the wake of his death, this celebratory Omnibus Enhanced edition now features curated Spotify playlists of his early influences, his collaborations and his greatest songs. Additionally, an interactive Digital Timeline of his life charts his uncertain path with video footage of interviews, live performances and more. Born too late to be in the vanguard of rock ’n’ roll first time round, he has nonetheless proved a truly memorable keeper of the flame. This is his remarkable story...
A collection of 18 songs in chronological order. Contains photos from Tom's personal archives plus his comments about each song! Includes: Breakdown * Refugee * Don't Do Me Like That * Here Comes My Girl * Don't Come Around Here No More * I Won't Back Down * Runnin' Down a Dream * Free Fallin' * Mary Jane's Last Dance.
A definitive portrait of the troubled singer/songwriter combines two hundred close-up photographs and interviews with those who knew him best to chronicle his influential musical career and often turbulent life, including his tragic death in 2003, in a volume enhanced by ephemera, handwritten lyrics, and a live CD of unreleased solo acoustic performances. 20,000 first printing.
A tour diary of life on the road with one of Minnesota’s greatest bands—with nearly 100 never-before-seen photographs “Don’t bore us, get to the chorus” is Bill Sullivan’s motto, which will come as no surprise to anyone who opens Lemon Jail. A raucous tour diary of rock ’n’ roll in the 1980s, Sullivan’s book puts us in the van with the Replacements in the early years. Barreling down the highway to the next show through quiet nights and hightailing it out of scandalized college towns, Sullivan—the young and reckless roadie—is in the middle of the joy and chaos, trying to get the band on stage and the crowd off it and knowing when to jump in and cover Alice Cooper. Lemon Jail shows what it’s like to keep the band on the road and the wheels on the van—and when to just close your eyes and hit the gas. That first van, dubbed the Lemon Jail by Bill, takes the now legendary Replacements from a south Minneapolis basement to dive bars and iconic rock clubs to college parties and eventually an international stage. It’s not a straight shot or a smooth ride, and there’s never a dull moment, whether Bob Stinson is setting a record for the quickest ejection from CBGB in NYC or hiding White Castle sliders around a hotel room or whether Paul Westerberg is sneaking gear out of a hostile venue or saving Bill’s life at a brothel in New Jersey. With growing fame (and new vans) come tours with REM and X (what happens when the audience isn’t allowed to stand?), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the Violent Femmes (against their will), and Saturday Night Live, where the band’s televised antics earn the edict You’ll never play on NBC again. Fast forward: You’ll never play Washington, D.C., again. Or Moorhead. Hiding in fans’ backyards while the police search the streets and pelted with canned goods at a Kent State food drive, the Replacements hit rough patches along with sweet spots, and Lemon Jail reveals the grit and glory both onstage and off, all told in the irrepressible, full-throttle style that makes Bill Sullivan an irresistible guide on this once-in-a-lifetime road trip with a band on the make.
The Eagles are the bestselling, and arguably the tightest-lipped, American group ever. Now band member and guitarist Don Felder finally breaks the Eagles’ years of public silence to take fans behind the scenes. He shares every part of the band’s wild ride, from the pressure-packed recording studios and trashed hotel rooms to the tension-filled courtrooms, and from the joy of writing powerful new songs to the magic of performing in huge arenas packed with roaring fans.
The ultimate anthology of Steely Dan, one of the defining and bestselling rock acts of the last half-century At its core a creative marriage between Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Steely Dan has sold over 45 million albums and recorded several of the cleverest and best-produced albums of the 1970s—from the breathlessly catchy Can’t Buy a Thrill to the sleekly sinister Gaucho—making them one of the most successful rock acts of the past fifty years. More than ten years after their break-up in 1981, they returned to remind fans of how sorely they had missed their elegance and erudition, subsequently recording Two Against Nature and Everything Must Go during the following decade, touring continuously, and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Major Dudes collects some of the smartest and wittiest interviews Becker and Fagen have ever given, along with insightful reviews of—and commentary on—their extraordinary songs. Compiled by leading music critic and writer Barney Hoskyns, Major Dudes features contributions from Chris Van Ness, Steven Rosen, and the late Robert Palmer, and pieces including rare interviews and reviews of Steely Dan’s early albums from Disc, Melody Maker, and Rolling Stone. With an afterword examining the musical legacy of and memorializing the late Walter Becker, who since his passing Rolling Stone has heralded as the “brilliant perfectionist behind one of rock’s most eccentric bands,” Major Dudes is the most comprehensive anthology of Steely Dan ever compiled and will be the centerpiece on every fan’s shelf.
(Ukulele). Get ready to strum, sing and pick along with 17 Tom Petty tunes! Includes: American Girl * Breakdown * Don't Come Around Here No More * Don't Do Me Like That * Free Fallin' * I Won't Back Down * Into the Great Wide Open * Learning to Fly * Mary Jane's Last Dance * Runnin' down a Dream * Stop Draggin' My Heart ARound * Wildflowers * You Don't Know How It Feels * and more.
Created in cooperation with the surviving Beatles and Yoko Ono, this anthology of personal memorabilia, documents, photographs, and other items from personal archives chronicles the band's Liverpool origins, rise to fame, and breakup.