Tom Petty and Heartbreaker Have Different Take On New Album

( Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are readying a new record for this summer, according to Rolling Stone. The magazine reports that Hypnotic Eye will include eleven songs; some of the titles are, at press time, "American Dream Plan B," "Faultlines," "Red River," "Burn Out Town" and "Shadow People," and that the album has been in the works since 2011.

The article says that the album harkens back to the early Heartbreakers sound of their first two albums, 1976′s Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and 1978′s You're Gonna Get It. Petty says that his songwriting partner, Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, told him, "You sing like you did on the first two albums." The article notes that Petty decided against using songs that were too close to "the blues bag" of their last effort, 2010′s Mojo.

But earlier this year, when spoke with Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, promoting his solo debut, You Should Be So Lucky, denied that the album is a reaction to the sound of Mojo: "I don't really have a 'take' on how it sounds. I don't really. It sounds like the Heartbreakers to me. I don't think the Heartbreakers need to be pinned down. It's a very versatile band. If you catch us when we're just in a room messing around, or if you hear some of the songs that don't make it to a record, they encompass a really broad spectrum. It's a broad spectrum of things that [Petty] wrote, and that he and Mike have written for this record. How things are sequenced, and which songs are chosen will determine the nature of the record. I'm curious, too. It's going to be a bit of a surprise to me, because I'm not producing the record."

The article also notes that there are some archival Petty releases in the works. One is a live album culling performances from Petty's New York and Los Angeles residencies last year. The other will be a deluxe reissue of his 1994 solo classic, Wildflowers. Tench told us that he loves that album, but bristles at the idea that it is a Petty "solo" record.

"I'm sure there's a reason that Tom called it a solo album. Maybe it's a mental state he was in, you'll have to ask Tom," he says. "The fact is, it's the first Heartbreakers album with the new drummer," referring to Steve Ferrone, who has been in the band ever since. "At the time, the idea wasn't to replace [original Heartbreakers drummer] Stan [Lynch]. Tom set out, I believe, to make a solo record, but very quickly we were all on it except for Stan. It's a Heartbreakers record… It's a really good record, I think it's one of our best." more on this story is an official news provider for
Copyright Local - Excerpted here with permission.


Tom Petty CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Tom Petty T-shirts and Posters

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article



News Reports
Day in Rock:
Robert Plant Talks Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary Celebration- Jimi Hendrix Previously-Unreleased Track Streaming- Foo Fighters Brit Awards Performance Streaming Online- more

Recap: KISS Spark Retirement Speculation With The End Of The Road Move- Slipknot Star Says He Will Never Go Back On Tour Again- Foreigner Announce Very Special Release- more

Stone Temple Pilots Stream New Song The Art Of Letting Go- Judas Priest Preview New Song Traitors Gate- The Monkees Stars Reuniting For Tour- Halestorm, In This Moment Tour- more

Eagles Add More New Dates To North American Tour- Billy Corgan Reveals New Smashing Pumpkins' Song Details- Foreigner Announce Live Orchestra Tour Dates- more

Page Too:
Quincy Jones Apologizes for Shocking Interview Comments- Ed Sheeran Addresses Secret Marriage Rumors- Maroon 5 Headlining NFL Hall of Fame Legends Concert- more

Page Too Rewind: Drake's Generous Money Giveaway All Part Of 'God's Plan'- Troy Gentry's Widow Sues Over Husband's Death- The Chainsmokers Release 'You Owe Me' Video- Demi Lovato Unplugs- more

Migos, Arcade Fire, James Bay Going 'Saturday Night Live'- Rihanna Looks Back And Thanks Mother As She Turns 30- Carrie Underwood Donates $10K To Injured Police Officer- more

Ed Sheeran Sparks Secret Wedding Speculation- Former One Direction Star Zayn Malik Previews New Music- Kesha Forced To Postpone Shows Due To Concert Fall Injury- more


Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2018 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.