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Tom Petty: 10 Great Performances

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

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"Like a Rolling Stone" With Bob Dylan (1986)

Three weeks into their 1986 True Confessions world tour, Bob Dylan and Petty hired a professional camera crew to film a two-night stand at Sydney, Australia's Entertainment Centre for an HBO concert special. Dylan had first played with Petty and the Heartbreakers at the inaugural Farm Aid, in 1985, but years later he'd look back at their joint tour with dismay. "Tom was at the top of his game and I was at the bottom of mine," he wrote in his 2004 memoir Chronicles. Petty felt differently: As he noted in the 2005 Paul Zollo book Conversations With Tom Petty, "There was never a night when the audiences weren't incredibly ecstatic about the whole thing," he said. Most nights the pair shared the stage for several songs including Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and a rollicking "Like a Rolling Stone."

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