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2008-10-13 09:00:30

Warner Bros. Records will release cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich's film Runnin' Down A Dream: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers as a two-disc DVD, complete with previously unreleased bonus performances, on October 28th. Formally sold as a four-disc package exclusively at Best Buy, this newly released two-disc package of the film will be available everywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Premiered to unanimous praise at the 2007 New York Film Festival, Runnin' Down A Dream brings Tom Petty and...

2006-03-18 20:01:09

By Melinda Newman and Ray Waddell LOS ANGELES/NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Tom Petty is putting the finishing touches on a new solo album, "Highway Companion," expected to be released in June. Also in the works is a documentary about Petty and his longtime bandmates the Heartbreakers, with director Peter Bogdonavich chronicling their career for a film due later this year, their 30th together. Petty previously said the solo disc would be released by Rick Rubin's American Recordings label,...

2005-10-17 05:27:44

By Melinda Newman LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award to George Harrison in 1992. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. The Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement, will be presented to Petty December 6 during the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The awards will be telecast live on Fox. "This award comes at a particularly nice time, as the Heartbreakers and I go into...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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