Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is an American rock band, formed in 1976.
"Breakdown" was re-released in the USA and became a Top 40 hit in 1978, after word filtered back to the States that the band was creating a firestorm in the UK.
In 2008 the members of Petty's prior band, Mudcrutch, including Heartbreakers Petty, Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, along with Randall Marsh and Tom Leadon, got together to record a Mudcrutch album. In late 2008 a live album featuring Mudcrutch was released.
Petty's current amplifer setup features 2 Fender Vibro-King 60 watt combos