Five guitars belonging to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have been stolen from the Soundstage in Culver City, California where they have been rehearsing for their US tour which will start next week. Police in Culver City are investigating the burglary.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are offering a $7500 reward with no questions asked to anyone with information leading to the recovery of the guitars. The stolen guitars are as follows: Tom Petty’s 1967 blonde Rickenbacker 360/12 (serial no. GH 3747), Petty’s 1965 Gibson SG TV Junior (serial no. 318533), Scott Thurston’s 1967 Epiphone Sheraton, Ron Blair’s Fender Broadcaster and one of Mike Campbell’s Duesenberg Mike Campbell Signature Models.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of these stolen guitars call the Culver City Police Department, Detective Grant at (310)-253-6305. You can also email and info to: [email protected] For visuals of the guitars and more info go to the official website: www.tompetty.com
Some valuable and rare Alice Cooper memorabilia was stolen recently from a Los Angeles storage facility that houses the shock rocker’s archives. Among the collectibles stolen included a bunch of vinyl LPs, a macabre sculpture that appeared on the ‘Hey Stoopid’ album cover and a leather jacket Cooper wore during his appearance in the movie ‘Wayne’s World.’
A message on Alice’s website requests, “If anyone sees anything suspicious or hears anything about these stolen items — especially on the internet or in Los Angeles — please let us know at [email protected]”
The note also points out that since Cooper’s storage unit wasn’t the only one broken into, it’s not believed that the culprits were specifically trying to rip off the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.