Heartbreakers Mini-Reunion: Stan Lynch On Tour With Mike Campbell
Mike Campbell‘s Dirty Knobs have enlisted the aid of former Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch to fill in for their usual drummer who’s otherwise booked on the road. Lynch, who quit working with Tom Petty back in 1994 after the sessions for the band’s 1993 Greatest Hits compilation spent 18 years with the band. Campbell posted on social media announcing that Lynch would be filling in for drummer Matt Laug through the end of June.
Campbell, who’s been receiving good notices for the Dirty Knobs’ second album, External Combustion, admitted to us that carrying on in the wake of Tom Petty’s 2017 death is still tough for him: “I don’t know if you’ve ever lost a brother or a family member, but it’s. . . I’ll never get over it completely. I’m still, y’know, going through the grief stages. But there was a short period of just, kinda, shuttin’ down and shock. And then you pick yourself up and go, ‘What and I gonna do? Sit around and be sad about this or get on with my music, y’know?’ And so, that’s what I’m doing.”