Tom Petty’s estate has shared the unreleased song “Confusion Wheel.” The track comes from Wildflowers & All The Rest due out October 16th.Read More “Tom Petty – “Confusion Wheel””
Tom Petty – “For Real”
An unreleased Tom Petty song, called “For Real,” will be featured on the upcoming greatest hits collection.
Petal Cover Tom Petty
Petal have shared their cover of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky.”
Tom Petty’s Death Ruled Accidental Overdose
Tom Petty’s cause of death has be been determined to be an accidental prescription drug overdose. You can read the full statement from his family below.
Jason Isbell Covers Tom Petty
Jason Isbell covered Tom Petty’s “Refugee” at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
Artists Pay Tribute to Tom Petty
Quite a few artists have covered Tom Petty over the past few days, here’s some of the ones I liked:
- Against Me! – “Runnin’ Down a Dream”
- Miley Cyrus – “Wildflowers”
- Father John Misty – “To Find a Friend”
- Phoebe Bridgers – “It’ll All Work Out”
- Kesha – “Into the Great Wide Open”
How Tom Petty Taught the World to Fly
Tom Petty is the sound of summertime. “American Girl.” “Learning to Fly.” “Wildflowers.” “Free Fallin’.” Losing him is like losing summer, forever.
That was one of the first thoughts I tweeted out yesterday afternoon, following the deluge of bad news about Petty. It was already a hard day. Between waking up to news of the Las Vegas tragedy and spending the entire day thinking about my grandfather, who passed away on October 2, 2014, it was a lot to handle. Losing Petty out of nowhere, less than two weeks after he wrapped another summer-conquering tour, felt like the devil playing a trick. When news broke that Petty was not in fact dead and was “clinging to life,” I dared to hope that he might pull through—even as the sounds of Southern Accents and Into the Great Wide Open filled my living room.
Alas, those hopes were for naught. Last night, at 8:40 PST, Tom Petty passed on, surrounded by his family, friends, and bandmates.
You’d think that after 2016, we’d be used to losing legendary rock stars. After a year that took Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, and a slew of others, we’d be a little more prepared to say goodbye to our heroes. That’s not the case. Losing Petty hurts especially for me, not just because I adored his art, but also because without him, so much of the music I love wouldn’t exist.
Videos From Tom Petty’s Final Concert
A variety of fan shot videos from Tom Petty’s final concert have been uploaded to YouTube. I’ve collected some of them into a playlist.
Coldplay Cover Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'”
Coldplay were joined on stage last night by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck for a rendition of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’.”
Tom Petty Reportedly on Life Support
TMZ is reporting that Tom Petty has been put on life support following a cardiac arrest in his home.
Update: The latest report is that Tom Petty has passed away. He was 66.
Update #2: TMZ is now reporting that “[t]he singer is not expected to live through the day, but he’s still clinging to life.”
Update #3: Tom Petty’s manager has confirmed that Mr. Petty has passed away.