Here’s a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers set list from May 2001 (Gill Coliseum, Oregon) that Mary Klauzer of East End Management faxed to Mitch Schneider back then to share with the press. Mitch always dug when Tom played the slow + moody “It’s Good To Be King” like he did on this night. When Mitch first heard his ‘Wildflowers’ album, he told Tom that he thought “…King” could be a really big hit.  Mitch remembers Tom saying, very matter-of-factly,  “that won’t happen.” Tom explained that the song’s double minor chords right at the top (E minor, A minor) worked against it being a big hit. He was right, but the song, released as the album’s third single, still made a pretty good showing. It reached No. 6 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart + peaked at No. 68 on the Billboard Hot 100.  “It’s good to be king, if just for a while/To be there in velvet, yeah, to give ’em a smile.”