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Classic Rock Songs Sung by the Other Guy: Gimme Five

Classic Rock Songs Sung by the Other Guy: Gimme Five

Most bands have an acknowledged lead singer. But what about when others took over for the Rolling Stones, Heartbreakers, Queen, Doors and Faces?

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “You’re Gonna Get It” (1978)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “You’re Gonna Get It” (1978)

Petty began to take control of his vocal gifts on the second Heartbreakers album.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “American Girl” (1976): Into the Great Wide Open

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “American Girl” (1976): Into the Great Wide Open

Decades later, this is still one of the absolute best songs Tom Petty ever wrote, and one of the best tracks that the Heartbreakers ever recorded.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” (1976)

For as long as rock ‘n’ roll has been around, there have been songs celebrating the genre. In the ’50s, there was “Rock And Roll Music,” “Twenty Flight Rock,” “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay,” “Seven Nights To Rock,” and “Rock Around The Clock,” among many others.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Rockin’ Around [With You]” (1976): Into the Great Wide Open

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Rockin’ Around [With You]” (1976): Into the Great Wide Open

Tom Petty kicked off things with a song that was harmony driven, uncomplicated – and unlike any other the Heartbreakers would ever create.

New iPad app will take you inside George Harrison's private guitar collection; preview it here!

Ever wondered which guitar “gently weeped” for George Harrison? Now can you find out — right on your iPad.

Mudcrutch – Mudcrutch (2008)

Mudcrutch was the ancestor band to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers that was fronted by Petty and included future Heartbreakers Benmont Tench, and Petty’s steadfast lead guitar sidekick, Mike Campbell. The lineup also included drummer Randall Marsh and early on, Tom Leadon on second guitar (Tom is Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon’s brother). This Jacksonville, Florida bar band never laid downRead More

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