Eat it Bieber
They're not exactly the Betty White of music, but Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are close.
The band is arguably hotter than ever — even as their lead man approaches 60. Tom Petty's crew closed out the Saturday Night Live season last night, an honor usually reserved for the latest and greatest pop sensations. So in way, old Tom Petty trumped Justin Bieber.
Petty and the Heartbreakers rocked "I Should Have Known It" and the "Jefferson Jericho Blues" from their new album "Mojo" — and Petty made a brief appearance in a skit with a signing cocaine-addict (not Petty in the skit). Petty wasn't competing with host Alec Baldwin for laughs though.
The highlight might have been Petty banging out on a tambourine during a musical set though.
Originally, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were supposed to be in Houston (or at least, the Woodlands) this weekend of course. Their planned May 16 concert at the Cynthia Woods Pavilion was postponed to Sept. 24 back in mid April.
The good news is that Houston-area fans now have four months to brush up on nearly 35 years of hits including past favorites like "American Girl," "Refugee," and "You Don't Know How It Feels" so they can sing along when the band finally gets here. This also give local fans some time to get acquainted with the band's new album, "Mojo", which arrives in stores June 15.
If you had tickets for the show originally scheduled for tonight, they will be honored on Sept. 24. Tickets are also still available.