On today's "Rock Gossip"…Tom Petty owed his career to the Beatles, and pot and kettle. Photo: Evan J. Thomas/PRPhotos.com.

On today's "Rock Gossip"…U2 hips up their song in concert (or hip-hops their song), and Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers likes Steely Dan. Photo: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com....
Boston guitarist and sometime keyboardist Tom Scholz celebrates his 73rd birthday today (March 10th). He says he risked losing a finger to create the effect at the end of the organ solo on the song “Hitch a...
On today's "Rock Gossip"…Jackson Browne thinks his song is cool, and John Lennon's child-like lyrics. Photo: Tom Walck/Photorazzi.com....