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Benmont Tench Releases Solo Debut, Talks Next Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Album

The keyboardist enlists some famous friends — including Petty, Ringo Starr and Ryan Adams — for his first solo effort

After 40 years of recording, first with Mudcrutch and then — and for much longer — with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, keyboardist Benmont Tench finally got around to making his own album. {…}

Meanwhile, Tench is in the studio with Petty and the Heartbreakers as well, working on the follow-up to the group’s 2010 release “Mojo.”

“I think it’s really good, and that’s kind of all that I know,” Tench reports. “I think it’s close to finished, and I think it’s really good. And when Tom feels like it’s the right batch of songs that fit together right, we’ll have us a record… There’s a couple of ways it can go depending on how, I think on how Tom decides to shape the record with the material we have. Then I think there’s a couple of ways it can go. This is a very versatile band, and we have a lot of different interests, musically. So I’m actually curious to see what he’s going to pick and how he wants to represent it.”

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