From the archives: Matt Bubala talks with Tom Petty biographer Warren Zanes: ‘Tom Petty hasn’t lost any of his fire’

Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performs in concert during their "40th Anniversary Tour" at The Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

Warren Zanes wrote the definitive, Petty: The Biography, in 2015.  In this interview, Matt Bubala chats with Warren about Tom’s troubled childhood and the influence of the 60’s on his life, his emergence from the Florida rock scene, struggles with relationships and substance abuse as well as his prolific career as a songwriter and musician.