Happy Birthday today to guitarist and Hall-of-Famer' Mike Campbell. From the pages of Classic Brands, it seems he paid tribute to his late friend and bandmate Tom Petty last weekend at a benefit concert in Anaheim. Campbell played with his side band,"The Dirty Knobs, at the Anaheim Center for the Performing Arts. The show benefited folks that were formerly homeless around L.A.
He made a heartfelt speech to the crowd saying: “I want to do something for my friend–your friend–who we lost about four months ago. I want to explain why I want to do this tonight. I never play Heartbreakers songs with the Dirty Knobs out of respect. But I was talking to a friend of mine… and I told her how sad I was that I’ll never play these songs again with my friend. And she said, ‘That’s right; you won’t. But some night you’ll play them for him. So tonight, these two songs are for my friend Tom. We all miss you Tom.”
Here's some fan-shot footage of their set with Mike on lead vocals.