Tom Petty Heads Down New 'Highway'
Tom Petty has settled on the track list for "Highway Companion," his first solo album since 1994's Rick Rubin-produced "Wildflowers." Fittingly, the set is due July 25 on Rubin's American Recordings iTom Petty has settled on the track list for "Highway Companion," his first solo album since 1994's Rick Rubin-produced "Wildflowers." Fittingly, the set is due July 25 on Rubin's American Recordings imprint via Warner Bros.
First single "Saving Grace" can be streamed from Petty's Web site and will be available July 4 via digital download retailers.
"It's just really a nice collection of songs," Petty told Billboard earlier this year of the album, produced by longtime collaborator Jeff Lynne. "I think it does have an underlying theme of time and what it does to you."
Petty played most of the instruments on "Highway Companion," although Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell handled the lead guitar parts and Lynne chipped in on keyboards, bass and backing vocals.
Petty and the Heartbreakers just launched a summer tour and will perform tomorrow (June 16) at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. Additional dates are expected to be announced in the coming days.
Here is the track list for "Highway Companion:
"Flirting With Time"
"Turn This Car Around"
"Damaged by Love"
"This Old Town"
"The Golden Rose"