As Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell (left) notes, “Without Fender amps there would be no rock ‘n’ roll guitar. There would be no Buddy Holly. There would be no Jimi Hendrix. There would be no Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It is the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll guitar sound.”

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Mike Campbell is best known as Tom Petty‘s right-hand man for the past 40 years. He played with Petty in the pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch and co-wrote, co-produced and played the searing guitar leads on some of Petty’s greatest songs. But Campbell also produced, played with and wrote songs for artists that range from Roy Orbison to the Wallflowers to the Dixie Chicks. Our list of the Top 10 Mike Campbell Songs focuses on the songs he’s written, and most likely performed on, over the…

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell Tour Rig Mike Campbell has been Tom Petty’s lead guitarist for almost 40 years – his axe cases are full of guitar history with some quirky gear

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Hear the world premiere of a new track from Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives forthcoming album "Way Out West" produced by Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at 6 pm ET today on SiriusXM Outlaw Country, Channel 60.

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