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AudiobookStand Discount Audiobooks on Disc. It goes on to tell how heroin played 'dirty tricks' on him as he battled with depression. Inside the vacant rock mansion with a tragic past:
One could argue we should have put words on one or two other songs, but I really like it the way it is. All of the songs flow together very nicely, and it does really feel like a cohesive final statement.
It's saying goodbye to the whole thing. It's not me saying goodbye.
I'm going to have a solo record next year, hopefully. I'm not quite ready to say goodbye permanently. Some of them really sound like they were made around the time of Dark Side of the Moon or "Echoes. Those pieces came out of Rick, me and Nick just jamming away together. You can hear the echoes of s Pink Floyd in this record. When The Division Bell tour ended in did you intend for the band to go away for a long time, or did that just sort of happen naturally? I'm not even sure that I know the answer to that. I mean, we just never got around to doing it again, so that must say something.
I think we had really pretty much done all that we'd wanted to do at that point.
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You were only 48 and you'd just finished the biggest tour of all time. Many people in your position would have been tempted to keep the machine rolling, but you obviously didn't feel that way. Going bigger was something that I was definitely moving away from.
I've done those tours. I've enjoyed those tours, loved them. But to me, that whole thing was becoming bigger than I liked.
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I wasn't enjoying the size of it so much, the lack of connection with people that are a long, long way away from you. I was slightly itching to get into slightly smaller places and play to crowds where you can see them. I wanted to see each individual, more or less. I felt that was something I could do much better as a solo artist than a part of Pink Floyd. Life gets in the way sometimes. After that tour I was remarried.
I had more children to raise.
I took them to school in the morning and I was keen to spend more time with them. Having done that huge tour I didn't feel there was any hurry to start getting back to it. So many of your peers say their biggest regret is not spending more time with their kids when they were young. When you're in your twenties, just starting out, you are fighting the world to get your career off the ground, to make something of yourself.
Sacrifices have to be made, and people suffer. You have to choose what you want. When you're a bit older and you've had that sort of success you can take a different perspective and alter your life priorities. That's what I was doing. Also, how much bigger could that band get after that last tour? How all that talent came out of that time period and interlinked is astounding. Petty is a master craftsman, but also a driven businessman. By Bobbie on October 18, I've been a fan for years and enjoy biographies.
This book rambles, it's hard to keep track of the different people, sometimes Zanes uses first names, sometimes last names. The author talks about himself a lot. But when it comes to Tom Petty it's petty. Gregg Allman's book was awesome. It had laugh out loud stories and you could almost hear the way he talks. The page printing wasn't dark enough, poor printing. By Jack Lokensky on October 6, By Christopher witteman on March 14, Overall its a really great book; it's a Tom Petty biography!
How can it not be? A must read for any true fan, or even a casual fan. Personally, I've been a fan for 25 years and just wanted a little more i guess, otherwise I would've given it 5 stars. By Blaine Butcher on December 4, I learned a great deal about Tom Petty as an artist and as a human being. I am a casual fan of his music. I like his hits, but have never listened to a whole album before. His story made me compare my life to his. I am not famous or even remotely talented musically, yet I could relate to Petty's emotions and outlook on life.
By double D on August 14, I really enjoyed this book. It was honest and at times uncomfortable to read. Because this account was constructed from many interviews and represented the points of view from all of the band members, family and friends, and critics; it provided a pretty balanced portrayal of Petty and his music.
In spite of the many conflicts, hurt feelings and jealousies, there appears, in the end, to be a steady common thread of respect and various degrees of love for Petty, his musical vision and his songs. See all customer reviews newest first. See all customer images. Most recent customer reviews 5. Published 1 day ago by Jay A Brett. Published 1 day ago by mikman. Published 1 day ago by Regina Hymer. Published 1 day ago by susanp. He was always one Published 2 days ago by mo.
Published 3 days ago by Mark Day. Electrifying but never flashy and always in service of the song — Zanes tells the story with artful brevity and a keen sense of the necessary. Zanes brings a depth and empathy to the narrative that never veers toward sensationalism Though it attests to the artist's singularity, this incisive, illuminating biography also serves as an elegy to one of the golden eras of the classic rock band-of the days when 'a band was everything, a shield and a shelter.
Petty is the star of this book, obviously.David Gilmour: 'There's No Room in My Life for Pink Floyd'
But the hustlers and disgruntled band members; hometown haters and kinfolk; wives and ex-wives; famous friends and fiercely loyal employees Zanes introduces us to all play a significant role in the story of the man responsible for some of the most enduring music of our time.
More than any other source, this book digs deep Petty is likely to stand as the definitive work. The Biography reads less like a traditional rock bio and more like a historically researched novel that chips away at brilliant and flawed characters Scroll down for video. The emotion of that influential music made his songwriting relevant and took him to the top of the charts. They broke up in and Petty formed the group Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers that same year with former members, Tench and Campbell.
This was the first song that Petty wrote with Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics and it had a psychedelic sound, a first for Petty. A man with tremendous wreckage in his personal life, a man divorcing his longtime wife, a woman who was struggling with delusional thoughts and a mind that was turning on her. Zanes, and even his close friend, singer Stevie Nicks, didn't realize that Petty had slipped into heroin addiction.
InPetty formed a band in Gainesville, Florida that was popular locally but received little notice from the mainstream audience. Realizing that he wasn't going to get an education in that household, he escaped into television. None of the families on television were like his. He and his younger brother, Bruce, were basically on their own. Nothing like Ozzie and Harriet's warm and fuzzy life existed in their world.
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But he did see that everything great was coming from California — television city, Hollywood. Man, that's where I need to be,' he thought. But he still had to escape from the land of the lost in Florida and his father's idea of what his son should do in life.
Petty liked art, clothes and wearing his hair long after the Beatles arrived on the music scene. Kitty Petty, his mother, acted as a buffer between Earl and Tom, until she came down with epilepsy and cancer.
Tom Petty reveals being abused by his father as a child, then entering into a marriage with a woman who was mentally ill and even threatened suicide in a new biography. The name 'Mudcrutch' was the Gainesville farm where Marsh and Campbell lived. The guys hosted gig after-parties here and had guitar jam sessions that lasted six to eight hours there. The band in Germany in This concert was recorded live after the release of their first album which contained the hit 'Breakdown', that became a Top 40 hit in the US.
He got straight F's in school subjects in which he wasn't interested. But he did love the girls and didn't let that on to his father. If a girl in junior high school didn't show him the same attraction he felt for her, he was traumatized and felt paralyzed.
My throat clamped up, and I just wanted to die'. I was very sensitive, too delicate. When it came to emotional stuff, I could break like a twig'. The Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in was the road map for Petty's exit from the deep south and he started forming a band in Gainesville, the Sundowners and then Mudcrutch.
While members of the band were changing and evolving, Petty lived with Jane Benyo. Smoking cigarettes and 'herb,' playing songs and talking about how to make a record demo was a daily ritual with band members. The plan evolved to head for the promised land — Hollywood. Jane insisted they get married before they left Florida.Tom Petty 1999 VH1 Behind The Music (RIP 1950-2017, great tribute to his life)
A year-old Tom Petty married Jane Benyo in He tells how that marriage fell apart when Jane, who struggled with mental illness, became verbally abusive to him and their two daughters.
The two spent time together on tour, in addition to smoking pot and doing cocaine together. Tom didn't want to, but honored his mother's request to do 'the right thing'.
Los Angeles was everything he dreamed it would be. Mudcrutch cut an album and critics helped build up the momentum so it was getting airplay.
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Petty rented a small house in Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley and Jane started having babies, two girls, but this wasn't the life that she envisioned. It was a lonely existence with Tom rarely home. So she got high and drank to ease her loneliness and isolation.