(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — "Conversations with Tom Petty," written by Paul Zollo, will be released this
Fall by Omnibus Press. The book precedes the 30th anniversary of Tom
Petty & The Heartbreakers' first album and will be the first chronicle to
focus solely on the life and work of Petty, responsible for some of the
rock's most memorable anthems, including: "American Girl," "Breakdown," "Refugee," "The Waiting," "Don't Come Around Here No More," "I Won¹t Back Down," :"Free Fallin'," "Runnin' Down a Dream," "You Don¹t Know How It Feels," "Mary Jane's Last Dance," and many others.
Zollo conducted a series of in-depth discussions over a six month period with Petty about his career, with special focus on his songwriting. The book will feature rare
photographs and the conversations will be a Q-and-A- format, essentially presenting
Petty "in his own words."
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers kick off their summer tour June 7 in Fort Myers, FL, marking the band's first major North American tour in nearly three years. The 40-date tour runs through early September. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner