Former Heartbreaker guitarist (and Petty's right hand man) Mike Campbell is back with a new band ,the Dirty Knobs. It began as a side project 15 years ago when he was still active with Tom +Co. Campbell used this as an outlet for material he was working on between tours and albums with Petty.
Following the sudden passing of his musical brother in 2017, it obviously took him some time to rekindle the creative fires again. IN this article from UCR, Mike says :
"For a while, it was hard to imagine playing in my own band again, let alone one where I’m the frontman. Tom was always my beacon. But everything I've been doing since Tom passed, including this album with the Dirty Knobs, is in the spirit of honoring what we did together."
Below you'll find the first single and title track for the album Wreckless Abandon which is due out March 20th. Joining Campbell will be guitarist Jason Sinay (Neil Diamond, Ivan Neville) , Lance Morrison (Don Henley) on bass and Matt Laug (Slash,Alanis Morissette) on drums. Prior to the album release, the Dirty Knobs kick a support tour with area stops March 21st in Derry, NH at the Tupelo Music Hall and March 23rd at the Brighton Music Hall.
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