You don’t find Tom Petty on the pages of supermarket tabloids cavorting with supermodels, doing mountains of drugs (though he has apparently), and punching paparazzi…he’s the sort of rocker who’d rather spend his time rocking, on stage and especially in the studio. Not surprisingly, little has been written about him…until now. The former guitar player of an early 80’s band chock full ‘o Petty fans who once got to open for the Heartbreakers on tour now has a phD, is a rock writer, and got Tom to agree to the first authorized biography ever written about him….with him…with actual stuff he said in it.
Scott Vanderpool chats with Warren Zanes, the former Del Fuegos guitarist who’s written Tom Petty: The Biography.
“Imagine a long ride on the tour bus with Tom and the Heartbreakers where everyone was feeling loose enough to tell all their stories. What a historic night that would be. This book is that.” –Eddie Vedder