Singer Goes on Hiatus
By Marilyn Beck
The Victoria Advocate — November 8, 1989
HOLLYWOOD — Tom Petty is taking a hiatus from his music career.
“I’ve been working for two years straight without a break,” says the rocker — who just completed a worldwide tour and whose debut solo “Full Moon Fever” has been one of the best sellers of 1989. “I just want to live life a little bit. You can’t write songs if you don’t live life sometimes. So I’m not doing anything for the time being — much to my management’s distress.”
Petty expects his next album — whenever he puts it together — to reunite him with his Heartbreakers band. “Maybe down the road I’ll do another solo album,” he tips.
Meanwhile, Petty isn’t ruling out the possibility of a second album by the all-star Traveling Wilburys. The group — which consisted of Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne (and the late Roy Orbison) — “would like to do another album,” says Petty.