Mike Campbell: "The Dirty Knobs are all about having fun. At least 95% of the solos were recorded live on the floor"

Mike Campbell
(Image credit: Sheva Kafai)

Sure, Wreckless Abandon is the debut album from the Dirty Knobs, but the band, headed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Fleetwood Mac guitar great Mike Campbell, is hardly a new concern. 

Rather, they’ve existed for going on 15 years now; it just took a while for the four-piece - Campbell on guitar and vocals, Jason Sinay on guitar, Lance Morrison on bass and Matt Laug on drums - to find the time to cut a record.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.