The Petty Archives
NWR: What’s the worst misquote that’s ever been printed?
Tom Petty: The most repercussions I’ve ever had from a quote was when I said to somebody – it was a chick – in some interview that came out over in England; it was like the end of a day of interviews and she said "Why are you in this business?” I said “I’m in this business for the chicks.” They said, “Oh really?” and I said, “sure,” and then indulged: “Yeah, I don’t care about anything except the chicks.”
So it comes out in big, bold type: HE’S ONLY IN IT FOR THE CHICKS. So we get to England, and by the time we got off the plane they were there. I mean every hotel. Chicks everywhere. It was really crazy and every day I had to say, “No, really, I like music too.”
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