Friday would have been Tom Petty’s 67th birthday. And at his show in Broomfield, Colorado last night, Bob Dylan paid tribute to his late Traveling Wilburys bandmate by closing his encore with a cover of Petty’s 1991 song “Learning To Fly.” Watch below via Pitchfork. More »
On Oct. 1, the United States was rocked by the largest mass shooting to date, leaving nearly 60 concertgoers in Las Vegas dead and more than 500 injured. Just one day later, rock and roll legend Tom Petty died after being found in full cardiac arrest.
In light of both of these events, Canadian duo FKYA has composed a touching cover of one of Petty’s biggest hits, “Free Fallin,” and plans to donate all proceeds raised by the cover to the American Red Cross. The emotional cover features Maria Lynn on vocals.
“To us, Free Fallin is one of the greatest songs ever written. After hearing the news of Tom Petty’s passing we decided to release our cover of Free Fallin with Maria Lynn’s vocal as a tribute to one of music’s greatest. In Tom’s honor we are donating all proceeds raised by the cover to The American Red Cross to help aid the victims of the recent Las Vegas terror attacks.”
Today is Tom Petty’s birthday. If we hadn’t lost him a couple of weeks ago, he would’ve been 67 today. And last night, a group of Petty fans in Sherman Oaks, California paid Petty homage by holding a “Vampire Walk” in the San Fernando Valley. The event was, of course, a goofy reference to … More »
In 1979, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers recorded their song “Don’t Do Me Like That.” It ended up being one of the most important songs in Petty’s career. It was his first top-10 hit, and it served as the lead single from Damn The Torpedoes, the album that made Petty a star. But … More »
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench has posted a message announcing his plans to go through with a solo performance later this month in Los Angeles and reflecting on the ongoing process of grieving Petty, who died last week at age 66. Tench begins by voicing appreciation for all the support during … More »
Margo Price covered Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” during her opening set for Chris Stapleton in Moline, Illinois on Thursday, and afterwards, Stapleton performed a tribute of his own. “When I found out he passed away I just drove around and listened to my favorite record of all time, Wildflowers,” he said after … More »
After Tom Petty died, Margo Price told us that her favorite Petty song is “Have Love, Will Travel.” But she’s been working the more well-known “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” into her opening sets for Chris Stapleton lately — first on Thursday in Moline, Illinois, then on Friday in Des Moine, Iowa, and finally on … More »
Tom Petty died about a week ago, and since then, a whole lot of bands have been working one of his songs into their setlists. Last night, when they were headlining the Austin City Limits festival, the Killers worked in two of Petty’s classics. They opened up their set with a version of “More »
In the wake of Tom Petty’s death, Jason Isbell was one of the many, many artists to post a small tribute on social media. “I can’t think of an important moment in my life without an accompanying Tom Petty song,” he wrote on Twitter. “Every night we walk off stage to his music. So sad.” … More »