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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, an L.A. band, stare at 'Hypnotic Eye'
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, an L.A. band, stare at 'Hypnotic Eye'

Before easing into a conversation about his new album with the Heartbreakers, "Hypnotic Eye," the longtime Malibu beach-dweller Tom Petty has a score to settle. It's in response to an old Times survey of Los Angeles' most enduring rock bands. Specifically: He and the Heartbreakers shouldn't have been disqualified because of his north Florida roots. "We're an L.A. band," says Petty with a good-natured but emphatic tone, puffing on a vapor pen while lounging in his home studio. The Heartbreakers were birthed in this city, he adds. "We're certainly as L.A. as the Springfield were, or the Byrds," he says, then geekily lists Buffalo...

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