From "Don't Come Around Here No More," to "Mary Jane's Last Dance," Petty helped shape the world of music videos.
The actor will now be the BBC car show's lead host, replacing Chris Evans.
Audience figures for Top Gear have plummeted since the controversial presenter left the show.
Who should join Matt LeBlanc on the racecourse? We weigh the options...
There is no bad blood between the "Top Gear" duo, says "Friends" star.
Funding cuts and new online competitors might make it harder for the BBC to justify its license fee.
In the latest controversy to hit the BBC show, its two new stars have reportedly fallen out.
The show's new lead presenter is "mortified" by the disrespectful scenes.