April 16th, 2012
04:10 AM ET

Thieves snatch Tom Petty guitars

For classic rocker Tom Petty the waiting is the hardest part after five guitars were stolen from a soundstage where the Heartbreakers were rehearsing for their upcoming U.S. tour.

A $7,500 reward is being offered for the return of the guitars, including a vintage 1967 Rickenbacker, a 1967 Epiphone and a 1965 Gibson.

"Sometimes people make mistakes, but we'd like these back," Petty said on his Twitter account Friday. "no questions asked."

Police in Culver City, California, are investigating the theft.


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  1. raven

    Hey m.s., didn't even notice in your first post that you mentioned the piano chick...thats the scene I think of every time RM is brought up. That, and the evil "pushers" going to "headquarters" to get stocked up...cracks me up!

    April 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO ©

    Poor guy. He must be heartbroken.

    April 16, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Petty Tom♛

      One month ago today
      I was happy as a lark
      But now I go for walks
      To the movies – maybe to the park
      And have a seat on the same old bench
      To watch the children play (huh)
      You know, tomorrow is their future
      But to me, just another day
      They all gather around me
      They seem to know my name
      We laugh, tell a few jokes
      But it still doesn't ease my pain
      I know I can't hide from a memory
      'Though day after day I've tried
      I keep sayin' she'll be back
      But today again I lied
      Oh, I see her face everywhere I go
      On the street, and even at the picture show
      Have you seen her?
      Tell me, have you seen her?
      Oh, I hear her voice as the cold winds blow
      In the sweet music on my radio
      Have you seen her?
      Tell me, have you seen her?
      Why, oh, why
      Did she have to leave and go away (oh, yeah)
      Oh-oh-oh, I've been used to havin' someone to lean on
      And I'm lost
      Baby, I'm lost (Oh)
      Oh, she left her kiss upon my lips
      But left that break within my heart
      Have you seen her?
      Tell me, have you seen her?
      Oh, I see her hand reaching out to me
      Only she can set me free
      Have you seen her?
      Tell me, have you seen her?
      As another day comes to an end
      I'm lookin' for a letter or somethin'
      Anything that she would send
      With all the people I know
      I'm still a lonely man
      You know, it's funny
      I thought I had her in the palm of my hand
      [Repeat to fade:]
      Have you seen her
      Tell me, have you seen her (tell me, have you seen her?)

      y'all help me git mah girls back 🙁

      April 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    I'll bet if Tom Petty comes face to face with the thief, he won't back down.

    April 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kellyintulsa

    You know Lee was a fan of Tom Petty as am I. The man has paid his dues, given all of us great music and this is how someone repays him. He earned the right to have those guitars and he can afford to have them. They have sentimental value to him and right now that means more than anything. After losing Lee I know what sentimental value means. It's more than just having something it's a memory and a feeling that you never want to lose. I hope he gets them back and that the person or people who took them are arrested .

    April 17, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
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