“So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers covering The Byrds

A HUGE day in music history. No longer will new albums be released on Mondays in Europe and Tuesdays in the U.S. From now on, new albums will hit the shelves (virtual and physical) on Fridays around the world. Supposedly the the music industry thinks this will help prevent piracy and leaks. I say good luck with that.

Anyway, one of my favorite songs about the music industry, originally performed by The Byrds, which has been covered wonderfully by many bands. My favorite is likely a 2006 Denver performance by Pearl Jam. There is video of that night, but it’s shot from the crowd and has pretty terrible audio. I highly recommend the official bootleg audio. What makes that performance so great is Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of The Heartbreakers joining Pearl Jam. So I guess this is the next best thing.