Today, November 29, is the 11th anniversary of George Harrison's death at age 58. It also happens to be the 10th anniversary of the Concert for George, an event that was co-organized by Harrison’s widow, Olivia, and his close friend Eric Clapton that took place at a packed London's Royal Albert Hall in London.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers reported yesterday that five vintage guitars belonging to the band were stolen from a sound stage in Culver City, California, where they've been rehearsing for an upcoming U.S. tour. Police in Culver City are investigating the burglary. Petty and the band are offering a $7,500 reward -- with no questions asked -- to anyone with information leading to the recovery of the guitars.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have announced a series of North American shows in 2012 -- prior to heading out on their first European tour in 20 years. The North American tour includes the band's first-ever show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where they will headline the first weekend of the annual event on April 28.