"Heartbreakers" Guitarist Shares Origin of "Stop Dragging My Heart Around"

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell is sharing a new version on the band’s classic 1981 duet with Stevie Nicks, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.”

“This song has a little bit of a story to it,” he says in the clip ahead of the performance. “It started with the music and the music was inspired by the drum intro to ‘Honky Tonk Women,’ if you can believe that. I just put different chords to that feel. And, of course, gave it to Tom and he wrote these great words.” 

He adds, “Today, I just thought I’d show you how the germ of the song started. It’s a swampy blues song, really.”Check it out below. Photo: Getty Images. Video: Instagram. Source:Mike Campbell

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