It’s no secret that Tom Petty is a huge fan of a particular band that was around in the late 1990s, The Eminem Hat.
The band’s guitarist, Pete Morello, said in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2016 that the hat had been around for about ten years.
And while Tom Petty has had several hits with the band, the Hat hasn’t quite lived up to expectations in the years since.
But according to Tom Petty, he and his bandmates were happy to see the hat work its magic in 2018.
“We’re very happy that it was the best-selling thing that came out of the Emotional Hat,” Petty told the New York Times in 2017.
“I mean, we did it for the fans, and they loved it, too.”
The Eminem hat, the original, was created by Tom Petty and his then-wife Courtney Love in 1989.
Petty had an album called The Emotional Heart Of A Rock and Roll Star, and Love had an EP called The Love Letters Of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.
Petty wrote that it had a “heart beat that was like a musical octave,” and he and Love both credited the hat’s sound to the original Eminem Band, which he said had a drumming style that was “a little bit more rock.”
(Tom Petty has said he doesn’t remember who actually designed the hat, but he said in 2015 that the original band’s sound was similar to the one that came later on.
That original Eminems music didn’t get its due as a major band hit until 2003, when The Rolling Stones recorded its hit “Rock And Roll Star.”
“That was the Eminem Hat,” said Petty.
“We didn’t want to put the band on the same level as The Eminemic Hat.”
In 2005, Petty’s wife Courtney Love became a fan of the hat and purchased it from a collector.
That same year, she released her second solo album, American Dream, and she later released a collection of her favorite songs from that album.
But Petty was unable to make enough money from American Dream to support his band, which was starting to fade.
The Emmys are the only way Petty could keep paying his band.
The Emminem hat was a big hit at the time, but it didn’t generate enough money to pay the bills, Petty told Rolling Stone.
And Petty’s bandmates didn’t appreciate the Hat’s success, either.
Tom Petty said in a 2005 interview with The Associated Press that he had to ask the Hat to change its name, but that the band refused.
In a 2015 interview with Billboard, Petty said the Hat was “not the Emmys hat” because it wasn’t “big enough for the Emmens.”
Petty said he didn’t see how he could continue to support the Hat financially.
“When you make it a success, it becomes a big part of your career,” Petty said.
“But if you don’t make it, it doesn’t matter if it’s a huge hit or not, it’s not the Emmy Hat.”
The Hat’s popularity didn’t stop with Petty.
Petty’s own personal taste in music has continued to evolve.
Petty has released several solo albums and collaborations, including with a number of artists including Adele, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber.
His career has also taken off, with hits like “Hate” and “Heartbreak Hotel” leading the charts in 2017, and Petty’s songwriting has earned him multiple Grammys.
But Petty’s time with the Emminem Hat didn’t end well for Petty, either, with the Hat going into bankruptcy.
The Hat was once the highest-selling item on Petty’s merchandising site, and the band went bankrupt in 2017 in part because of the Hat.
Petty said at the Emmus Hat’s bankruptcy hearing that he’d been approached by the Hat “like an old man” with a “hilarious offer,” but he declined to make the offer.
Instead, Petty went after the Hat owners personally, according to The New York Post.
He was also criticized for his behavior toward the Hat in 2017 after he made the infamous tweet.
In the tweet, Petty wrote, “I’m gonna make a promise to you, we’re gonna be back soon, and you can thank me later.”
Petty also said the hat would “never work again.”