Former Tom Petty and Heartbreakers member Mike Campbell still mourns Tom Petty.
The 73-year-old guitarist, who co-wrote many of the band’s hits with Petty, including “Refugee,” “Here Comes My Girl,” “You Got Lucky,” and “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” turned 66 in 2017. It was “bittersweet” to hear the songs from the band’s Live at the Fillmore 1997 compilation, which was being prepared for release last year in honor of the rock legend who died in .
Asked if it was “bittersweet,” he told Guitar Player magazine: It touches on some grief I’m still processing. But I’m a big boy.
I can handle it There’s a lot of material out there, and I think that’s the important thing. Because some young people may never have heard of the old catalogs.
Campbell also revealed that there are some tracks in the archives that have never been released, but not enough for the album.
He said: “No. There are some extra tracks here and there. Many of them are already out. But no, there is no mysterious album sitting on the floor. Streets, there are also live, these are the main ones that I have never heard before.”
Campbell previously said he was grateful for the opportunity to truly “connect” with his friends on his last tour.
he said: He couldn’t communicate, but he may have heard me.
“It’s hard to put into words, but towards the end of the last tour, I had the opportunity to connect with him several times on the plane and tell him everything I really wanted to say.
“We were able to touch on the basics to identify our bond and friendship in a very powerful way. I was lucky to have him with me, who knows what can happen.”