Tom Petty. Seriously.

The last few years, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have been what the record companies would call a ‘legacy’ act–ie, they sell based on their legacy–ie, their back catalogue–ie, don’t expect them to put out anything decent again.

(Before you get mad, realize that Jagger doesn’t really seem to mind.)

But back to Petty. Last year, he released THIS.

Bam. Shades of Zeppelin, some heavy ’70s radio rock and even Big Sugar in this track. Watch for the solo you don’t often get with Heartbreakers tunes. I haven’t heard the rest of the album, but the classic-rock radio guys must be scratching their heads at having to play a modern song… even if the band’s been around for 40 years or so.

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