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Friday, December 15, 2017

Steve Ferrone: Drummer, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

It was an honor to meet Steve Ferrone, drummer with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, this week. 

Reflecting on the sudden death of his longtime friend and bandmate, Steve recalls the moment he heard the tragic news and explains how Petty's death has brought the Heartbreakers closer together as they comfort each other. 

"Tom Petty was one of the most prolific, one of the greatest songwriters ever - he had a way of turning a word and touching people with just a word."

In our interview with Rhod Sharp on BBC 5 LIve’s Up All Night, Steve shares his thoughts about Petty, who he describes as “a great leader.”

December 15, 2017 | LISTEN

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