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SLQ: Oracle Appreciation Event Sponsored by CSC, Intel, and NetApp, Inc. On Wednesday night, Treasure Island becomes legendary. Few concerts you've attended can match the musical magic of this one, featuring music industry-award winners Sting, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. There'll be unlimited refreshments at this private concert, plus games to add to your experience. It's our way of saying thanks to you for supporting Oracle and our flagship conference. Complimentary shuttle service to and from Treasure Island will be provided, so all you have to worry about is having a legendary night of your own. When: Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Where: Treasure Island, San Francisco Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their debut album in 1976. They have since sold more than 60 million records. Between the Heartbreakers' recordings and his solo work, Tom Petty has won two Grammy awards and been honored with lifetime achievement awards including induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Billboard's Century Award, and MTV's Video Vanguard Award. Tom Petty, with the Heartbreakers at his side, has become a rock and roll icon lauded by fellow musicians and music lovers worldwide. Petty's SiriusXM radio show, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, is one of the most beloved and popular shows on satellite radio. It features Tom Petty spinning favorite tunes from his extensive private music collection. A philanthropist as well as a musician, Petty and his wife, Dana, were honored on May 9, 2011, at the 11th Annual Golden Heart Awards for their work with The Midnight Mission, a human services agency offering emergency services, drug and alcohol recovery, and transitional programs for homeless men, women, and children in Los Angeles. . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.oracle.com/openworld/connect/face-to-face/appreciation-event/index.html

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Voldar: Tom Petty to Release Live Album, Play Benefit Concert 'Live Heartbreakers' LP will come out on Record Store Day's Black Friday Tom Petty famously railed against the corporate takeover of the record industry with his 2002 album The Last DJ, and he hasnt stopped fighting. Rolling Stone has learned that to mark Record Store Days Black Friday on November 25th, which supports independent record stores, Petty and the Heartbreakers will release a live vinyl LP consisting primarily of tracks from last years Mojo. It will also include a new version of his obscure "Sweet William," a heavy blues stomper that was a originally a B side to 1999s Echo track "Room at the Top." Petty revived the track on the road in 2008. Theres more good news for Petty fans. On October 29th, the Heartbreakers will perform a rare intimate show to benefit Cal State University Northridge's noncommercial, public FM public radio station KCSN. The struggling station lost federal funding last year because it did not meet the Corporation of Public Broadcastings minimum audience and fundraising requirements, causing them to lose their weekday hosts and drastically change programming. "I remember when radio meant something," Petty told Rolling Stone in 2002. "We enjoyed the people who were on it, even if we hated them. They had personalities. They were people of taste, who we trusted. And I see that vanishing." The gig may be Pettys only show of 2011, and his last for a while. "I kind of don't want to get on the same merry-go-round again," he told Rolling Stone recently, adding that hes working on new album with his band. "But I don't know. It's early." http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-petty-to-release-live-album-play-benefit-concert-20111012

Voldar: Tom Petty on lending a hand to underdog radio station KCSN-FM Even the losers, Tom Petty sang in his 1979 song by that title, get lucky sometimes. That tune could become a theme song at radio station KCSN-FM (88.5) at Cal State Northridge, where Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Petty, a longtime champion of underdogs of every stripe, and his band the Heartbreakers will play at an Oct. 29 benefit for which tickets will be sold as part of the stations fall pledge drive. Tiny KCSN lost federal funding last year because it wasnt able to meet minimum fundraising requirements set by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Enter a new program director, radio industry veteran Sky Daniels, who has landed Petty to play the benefit show, and also has lined up some primo donations from U2, Coldplay, Mick Jagger, Sheryl Crow and others as outlined in a story appearing in Thursdays Calendar section. I feel like theyre the underdog in this, Petty told me Tuesday. Theyre trying to do something different and that means a lot." Daniels, who championed Pettys music early on, said hes trying to build KCSN into a station with a broad-based format closer to the way FM radio existed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, where formats were less rigidly compartmentalized than they are on todays commercial stations. A big emphasis, he said, will be discovering and developing new talent: To find the next Tom Petty and evangelize for that artist to the Los Angeles market, is how Daniels put it in his open letter seeking Pettys support. And to continue to evangelize the new music of artists like you. Who else will in L.A.? The idea clearly struck a chord with Petty, who quickly agreed to be part of the show in the university's 500-seat Performance Theater. Tickets will be offered up during the pledge drive that starts Friday. (Details are available at the stations website.) I come from a time when young musicians knew that new music could be heard on the radio, said Petty, who also has his own satellite radio show, "Buried Treasure," each week on Sirius XM. Now there is college radio, but even thats gotten a bit predictable. Public radio is about the only thing left -- the last man standing. He was echoing one of the key themes in his 2002 album The Last DJ, in which he raged against the dying of the light in the record and radio industries, but also held out hope for better days. For them to try to go forward with this concept of playing new music is great, he said. Theres a lot of great new music still being made. So we look forward to playing this show. We like to play small theaters -- I think its going to be a lot of fun. KCSN isn't the only underdog Petty's stumping for right now. He's also just announced that his first two albums -- "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" and "You're Gonna Get It!" -- will be reissued next spring in limited-edition vinyl releases in conjunction with National Record Store Day activites that help promote independent brick-and-mortar record retailers. A total of 4,500 copies of each title will be pressed, 2,500 for the U.S. and the rest for distribution in Europe and Asia. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2011/10/tom-petty-kcsn-benefit-concert.html

Voldar: Tom Petty Autographed Guitar Auction To Benefit Doctors Without Borders Tom Petty has signed two beautiful guitars generously donated by Rickenbacker and Fender which are currently being auctioned off to benefit Doctors Without Borders. The auction was initiated in conjunction with Petty Fest and if you were at the October 6 Petty Fest at Bowery Ballroom you saw these autographed guitars displayed on stage. http://www.tompetty.com/news/title/tom-petty-autographed-guitar-auction-to-benefit-doctors-without-borders

Voldar: Gaslight Anthem "Refugee" (Tom Petty cover) Although Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has been keeping busy with his side-project the Horrible Crowes, the New Jersey rockers found some time to record a new EP. As previously reported, the iTunes Sessions was to be released on December 13, but "due to an overzealous member of the press who leaked the album," the eight-track album will be available next Tuesday (October 18), and right now you can stream their version of Tom Petty's "Refugee" off the release. The EP features four covers, one new song, new reworked Gaslight Anthem tracks and an interview with the band. You can check out the group's cover of Tom Petty's "Refugee" below. The other tracks covered on the iTunes Sessions are the Who's "Baba O'Riley," Pearl Jam's "State of Love and Trust" and classic folk song "House of the Rising Sun." http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/gaslight_anthem-refugee_tom_petty_cover

Voldar: 'Kiss My Amps (Live)' Vinyl-Only Coming November 25 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are excited to announce the November 25th vinyl-only release of Kiss My Amps (Live). This limited edition, individually numbered album will only be available at independent retailers in support the Back To Black Friday Record Store Day event. Kiss My Amps (Live) features 6 tracks from Mojo recorded during the 2010 Mojo Tour and also includes "Sweet William," a fan favorite recorded live during the 2008 Tour that has previously only been released as a b-side to "Room At The Top" from Echo. The release of Kiss My Amps (Live) will be limited to 5,000 individually numbered pressings. Each copy will include a unique code to allow purchasers to also download the album at no extra charge in High Resolution FLAC or 320k MP3 formats. For information on where to find this special release on Back To Black Friday Record Store Day (November 25), click here. **Please note: Although these albums are exclusively available at a limited number of independent record stores we have made a special arrangement to provide a small quantity of Kiss My Amps (Live) for sale to members of the Highway Companions Club. Members should stay tuned closer to the release date for more information on how to order. Kiss My Amps (Live) Track Listing: Side One: "Takin' My Time" - July 22, 2010 - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI "I Should Have Known It" - June 16, 2010 - Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta "Sweet William" - June 14, 2008 - Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA "Jefferson Jericho Blues" - Aug 1, 2010 - Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA Side Two: "First Flash Of Freedom" - Aug 1, 2010 - Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA "Running Man's Bible" - Sep 18, 2010 - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, NC "Good Enough" - July 31, 2010 - Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA http://www.tompetty.com/news/title/kiss-my-amps-live-vinylonly-coming-november-25-

Voldar: ! Happy Birthday, Tom Petty: 5 Petty moments ts hard to believe that that skinny blonde kid who emerged on to the rock scene the 1970s is in the over 60 sector now. Tom Petty, that Heartbreaker, is 61 years old on October 20th. Here we take a look back at five of our fave Tom Petty moments. 8.98 Debate Back in 1981, Petty raised all kinds of hoopla when he protested the rising cost of record albums. When MCA wanted to release his Hard Promises album at the list price of $9.98, Petty refusedand even threatened to change the album title to "8.98." He won in the end, but so did the record company: Hard Promises went platinum. Stop Draggin Stevie Around That same year, diehard Petty fans may have been a tad miffed when he teamed up with songbird Stevie Nicks for the duet, Stop Draggin My Heart Around back in 1981. Why? Because the song was featured on Nicks Bella Donna album, not on a Petty album. Side Gig What do you get when you take Tom Petty and add a Dylan a Harrison and an Orbison? The Traveling Wilburys, of course! The all-star bands Handle Me With Care was a surprise hit before Orbisons death in 1988. Video Killed the Radio Star Petty tapped Hollywoods elite for some of his greatest music videos. Johnny Depp starred in Into the Great Wide Open and Kim Basinger starred in Mary Janes Last Dance. And in 1997 Petty himself appeared in the movie The Postman. Check out his scene with Kevin Costner here. Walk of Famer! In 1999, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Location: South side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard. Check out a pic of it here. Tom Petty last performed in the Philadelphia area in August, 2010. Happy Birthday, Tom! http://www.examiner.com/pop-culture-in-philadelphia/happy-birthday-tom-petty-5-petty-moments

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Voldar: . Second KCSN Benefit Show At Cal State Northridge, CA Added For October 30 We are pleased to announce that Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will play a second benefit show for KCSN 88.5 on Sunday, October 30. Like the first show on October 29, the second engagement on October 30 will take place at the 500-seat Plaza del Sol Performance Hall, on the campus of Cal State University, Northridge, CA. http://www.tompetty.com/news/title/second-kcsn-benefit-show-at-cal-state-northridge-ca-added-for-october-30

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Voldar: Jakob Dylan to join Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for two KCSN/LA Benefit shows! The Benefit Concerts will be held Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th, at the 500 seat Plaza del Sol Performance Hall on the campus of California State University, Northridge. Tickets for this second show will be available by listening to KCSN on Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd. When KCSN listeners hear the cue-to-call they will call to make Pledge For Petty. Joining Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on this bill will be Jakob Dylan as well as breakout new artist, Lissie. Jakob Dylan will be joined by Russ Pollard, Jason Soda, and Eli Thomason from the Los Angeles-based band Everest. Proceeds from the Pledge Drive will be used to support growth initiatives for KCSN, including signal improvements and community outreach. A portion of proceeds will also go to benefit National Public Radio's Music Initiative. KCSN launched its "Smart Rock" format on July 15th, 2011. Tickets to see Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will be available through supporting pledges to KCSN. The station will offer the chance to pledge for tickets at random times throughout the Pledge Drive, beginning on Saturday October 15th. Orchestra Pit tickets will be made available to KCSN members only via the station's Pledge Auction taking place between October 14 and October 23 at auctions.kcsn.org. The auctions will also include one-of-a-kind autographed memorabilia from U2, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Mumford & Sons, Mick Jagger, and more. All ticketing and KCSN membership details are available at kcsn.org and by listening to 88.5 FM KCSN. Jakob will also be out on the road this fall for an upcoming Mid West tour. The tour is set to kick off at The Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri on November 9th, making multiple stops in Missouri and Oklahoma before wrapping up in Bloomington, Illinois on November 14th. https://www.jakobdylan.com/news/jakob-dylan-join-tom-petty-heartbreakers-two-kcsnla-benefit-shows

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SLQ: Live: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bring a rebel spirit October 30, 2011 | 7:53 pm Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers band tie in last week's firing of longtime L.A. DJ Jim Ladd as part of the anti-indie pressures in radio today. How's this for a screenplay idea? Rock superstar with a soft spot for underdogs swoops in to headline a benefit for an idealistically ambitious but woefully underfunded public radio station in the same week that corporate overlords at a bottom-line-conscious media conglomerate fire a beloved veteran DJ at a crosstown station -- the same iconoclastic DJ who had championed the rock star when he was a nobody. It sounds laughable even by Hollywood standards if things hadn't played out exactly that way this past week leading to Saturday and Sunday's fundraising shows Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played for tiny Cal State Northridge-based station KCSN-FM (88.5). After Atlanta-based Cumulus Media acquired Citadel Broadcasting and laid off dozens of Citadel employees last week, including L.A. rock radio stalwart Jim Ladd from his longtime post at KLOS-FM (95.5), both Petty and KCSN program director Sky Daniels pounced on the news Saturday as further evidence of why fans need to support a rock radio station with an independent voice. "I should say something about why were doing this," the 61-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member told onlookers who had pledged support to KCSN for the chance to see him and the Heartbreakers in the university's intimate 500-seat theater. "Jim Ladd was fired this week," Petty said, referring to the man he has cited as an inspiration for the title character in his 2002 concept album "The Last DJ" and who was slated to appear at Petty's second KCSN benefit Sunday night at the campus' Performing Arts Theater. "What is so tragic about what is going on is that we're seeing acts breeded by record companies to go on game shows and win. "We're all for KCSN," he said. "We think people can understand a lot of different kinds of music. When we started out, people in radio took a chance on this band, and I'll tell you what -- we would not have won on American Idol.'" Fans cheered, and in a segue that couldn't have been crafted any more effectively on the silver screen, Petty and the band revved up his 1989 solo hit "I Won't Back Down," in which he sings: "Gonna stand my ground, won't be turned around/ And I'll keep this world from dragging me down," lyrics drawn from his own battles over the decades with forces that would squelch creativity in the pursuit of profit. For the most part, however, Petty and his colleagues chose to celebrate rather than commiserate, taking the opportunity to dig into their estimable song catalog. "We're going to play a lot of deep tracks tonight," Petty said early on and made good on his word, pulling up songs including "Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)," "Have Love Will Travel," "Angel Dream," "Good Enough," "I Should Have Known It" and "To Find a Friend" to supplement the smattering of cornerstone numbers such as "Listen to Her Heart," "Refugee" and "Running Down a Dream." "We've never played this one [live]," he said before taking a swing at "Lover's Touch," from 2010's blues-rooted "Mojo" album, which he dipped into for several numbers. Those allowed the Heartbreakers to stretch out, both referencing and transcending their foundation as a first-rate bar band. Through the evening they acknowledged primary influences such as Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry while filtering their heroes' songs through their own fertile musical imaginations. Jakob Dylan also came aboard to, in the words of one of the songs from his 35-minute set that preceded Petty's, "Lend a Hand." He was backed for the evening by the three members of young L.A. rock group Everest, who supplied tight and powerful support on three songs from last year's "Women + Country" album and a handful of others from his Wallflowers and solo outings. "You'd like to help everybody, but obviously you can't. But since this is my own backyard and I like radio, I'm happy to be here." Singer-songwriter Lissie opened the show with a set of soul-infused rock that made her seem ideally positioned to capitalize on whatever fallout Adele-mania may have for sandy-voiced singers who can reach to the gut. Lissie exhibited an impressive stylistic range that runs from foot-stomping rock to emotion-drenched gospel -- just the kind of artist Hollywood might cook up for an upstart radio station to get behind

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Voldar: Pettys Tirade Against Corporate Radio Rings Hollow Few musical artists have benefited from FM radio more than Tom Petty. Can you hit the scan button on your car radio and not hear something from the nasal singers canon? And bully for that. Petty with and without the Heartbreakers has been delivering consistently great rock music for decades. Long may he reign. ut Pettys recent comments concerning corporate radio werent music to our ears. The band was playing a pledge-drive benefit for KCSN, Cal State Northridges public radio outlet. The longtime classical music station switched to a genre-mixing smart rock format this year, and its fall pledge drive is aimed at boosting the station power to reach a much wider audience. Petty mixed in some deep cuts along with standard hits like Refugee. But he also sided with public radio versus the model which cant stop playing his songs. I guess I should say something about why were here, Petty said about a half-hour in. First of all, nothing scares corporate radio like public radio. He then addressed the big story of the week on Los Angeles airwaves: The sacking of Petty pal and The Last DJ inspiration Jim Ladd from Cumulus-owned KLOS. Jim Ladd was fired this week for having an imagination, he said. No one likes to see talented deejays head for the unemployment line. Terrestrial radio continues to endure growing pains due to both the lousy economy and the changing nature of todays media. That too often means listeners lose the locally produced shows they had enjoyed for decades. So why doesnt Petty put on more shows for public radio? Why dont his peers? It still feels odd to hear Petty slam a media outlet which has done so much to spread his music to the masses. But if he really wants to support public radio, he should do more than an occasional benefit concert for the cause. http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/hollywoodland/2011/10/31/pettys-tirade-against-corporate-radio-rings-hollow/