Tom Petty: 10 Great Performances

From classic Heartbreakers gigs to duets with Stevie Nicks, Bob Dylan and Axl Rose

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"Free Fallin'" With Axl Rose (1989)

Thanks to the gargantuan success of Full Moon Fever, when Tom Petty arrived at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards he was undeniably one of the hottest musical acts on the planet. So were Guns N' Roses, whose Appetite for Destruction had made a huge impact a few years before. It was a mega-surprise then when at the end of the night GN'R singer Axl Rose joined Petty and the Heartbreakers for "Free Fallin'" before Petty and Rose closed out the night with a legendary rendition of "Heartbreak Hotel."

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