In a career that has spanned nearly forty years and won him great acclaim, three Grammy awards, and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tom Petty has had tremendous success--both as a solo artist, and as the lead singer of the Heartbreakers. But he has also faced down great obstacles, including a difficult childhood and a grueling bout with depression. In this essential biography, Andrea M. Rotondo explores every aspect of the icon's career: the sold-out tours, the collaborations with some of the greatest musicians of all time, and the consequences of an emotional breakdown. Tom Petty: Rock 'n' Roll Guardian is a truly intimate look at one of our most beloved artists.
Andrea M. Rotondo has followed thecareer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sincethe band s debut album in 1976 and has seen themperform hundreds of times both in the UnitedStates and abroad. She has written for a variety ofpublications including Mix and Billboard.