10/4/17: Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”

No surprise here, but I can’t stop thinking about Tom Petty. One of the giants of rock n’ roll music, who passed away late Monday. I’ve been listening to a lot of Tom Petty music, remembering the lives and times those sounds are so easily associated with, and remembering just how much I liked that guy. He performed with a lot of different artists over the years, and I’m sure one of his favorite collaborators was Stevie Nicks. In fact, he and Stevie were extremely closer friends. They were similar ages, and had a lot in common… Nicks even called Petty her “go-to person” when she needed to talk or get another perspective on something, even when she had her heart broken by someone. She once said that if she could be in any other band besides Fleetwood Mac, she’d like to be in the Heartbreakers, working alongside Tom Petty.

The duo did a song together that’s been in my head a lot lately, and I know that you know it. It’s “Stop Dragging My Heart Around.”

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After playing a show at The Cat’s Cradle in July and at Local 506 in August, and The Carrboro Music Festival in September; the School of Rock students’ next public performance will be Sunday, October 29th on the Southern Village Green!

The School of Rock Chapel Hill is a music school for kids of all ages located in the 501 Diner location on Fordham Blvd in front of Eastgate Crossing.

Locally owned, locally operated, locally staffed, locally sourced instruments, and locally built!

You are invited to stop in for a tour or schedule a free demo session. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 3PM-9PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM!  

Learn how to play a real rock and roll song in just 30 minutes!

School of Rock Grand Opening

AND, through a partnership with the Public School Foundation; they’ll donate 1% of their gross revenue to support music in the local public schools, so help bring music to our community and enroll today!

Click Here to See Photos of the Grand Opening Celebration!

Sign-up at chapelhill.schoolofrock.com, or call 919-338-1011.


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