Contact Us

Upcoming Album Tom Petty. “Not Not Like Anything We Have Ever Done”

YouTube

Tom Petty says he and The Heartbreakers are “nearly done with” their next studio album, which he’s expecting to release sometime early next year.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says, “I’m tremendously excited about this record and it’s not like anything we’ve ever done.”

Petty points out that he decided not to play any of the new material on his recent tour because “I’ve worked so hard on the sound of the record, I don’t want people’s first impression to be over YouTube.”

Asked to explain what so different about the upcoming album, he notes that while some of the tunes are reminiscent of songs from 1979′s Damn the Torpedoes or 1994′s Wildflowers, “it’s really got its own thing.”  Petty also says the new music “comes from a blues place and it’s much more distorted.”

Petty also gushes about how creative The Heartbreakers are in the studio.  He explains that he usually introduces the new songs by playing them to his band mates on an acoustic guitar and letting them work out their own parts.

“We’ve never really had rehearsals for records,” notes the 62-year-old rocker.  “It’s gotten where it’s so instinctual.  They’re so ridiculously good.  If I play them a song that I just wrote, they’ll do the first take and it’s suddenly a whole different thing than I pictured.”

Meanwhile, Petty reveals that he’s also planning to record a sophomore album with his pre-Heartbreakers group Mudcrutch, whose lineup includes Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench.  The band, which formed in the early 1970s, reunited a few years ago and released its debut record in 2008.  Petty says he hopes to record the new Mudcrutch album sometime between releasing his next studio effort with The Heartbreakers and heading out on tour with the group.

 

More From Eagle

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kygl.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Eagle 106.3 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Eagle 106.3 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!