Benmont Tench (second from the left, above) is obviously the coolest of Heartbreakers, playing organ not only behind Tom Petty but for a million other people as well. Last week he was on Marc Maron’s WTF, so listen to him talk shop on Petty, Johnny Cash and his new album. He’s fantastic.
And I suppose it’s fitting to mention that tonight is a full moon and he DID NOT play on Tom Petty’s solo album, Full Moon Fever, despite begging Petty to do so. He talks about it in the podcast.