Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Another reason to love the DBTs

Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers wrote a summer tour diary/blog about touring with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers on Flagpole, an entertainment magazine/web site for Athens, Georgia. His most recent entry had a few sentences that killed me:

Woke up to the news that Kings of Leon had to cancel the St. Louis venue (that we played last week with Petty) due to a pigeon shitting in the bassist’s mouth. I saw Mike Campbell (from The Heartbreakers) collapse on stage in 100 degree heat, get carried off (still clutching his guitar) and come back on to FINISH THE SHOW.

That’s what you do. Kings of Leon walk off after three songs.

What a bunch of pussies.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! You tell 'em Pat!

Mike Campbell is one of the most underrated guitarists in America.  And clearly, he is one of the most bad-ass.

Drive-By Truckers - Rebels.mp3 (Tom Petty cover)
Buy: The Fine Print (A Collection Of Oddities And Rarities 2003-2008) (2009)

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