About six months before Tom Petty died, the rock star sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss an upcoming tour with the Heartbreakers. The tour was meant to highlight the future tour for the fortieth anniversary of the first album. Petty sat down with senior writer Andy Greene to talk about the tour.
Clearly, there was no indication that Tom Petty would pass away six months after this interview, which makes it all the more interesting. In addition, Petty wasn’t starting up a tour for money, but for the love of the music. Instead, he was gearing up for a chance to perform for fans and live as a rock star once again.