Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their fans happy twice over this morning with the announcement of a new album and a slew of North American tour dates taking place in late summer. The album, Hypnotic Eye, due out on Reprise Records July 29, is Petty's 16th studio album and his first in four year ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park wondered Saturday afternoon: Is the "unknown teen" named Robert Patterson heard singing "Tell Me How" and "Dear Debbie" on this purchased-this-morning Future Records single none other than the Bobby Patterson? Why, yes, yes it is; just listen to that voice. Said Bobby when ... More >>
Chris PhelpsAfter an eight-year run at Warner Bros., Tyler's Eisley will now call Equal Vision Records home.Today, after a two-year battle with Warner Bros. Records, Eisley, the Tyler-based, indie rock family band, is moving forward with plans to release their long-awaited third record. And, for ... More >>
The Fab...Six? Trini Lopez joined The Beatles and French singer Sylvie Vartan at the Olympia Theatre in Paris in January 1964. Last week, The Dirty Dozen's returned on DVD in a double-disc special edition--which wouldn't mean much to Unfair Park (well, it is one of my dad's favorite movies) except i ... More >>
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