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upcoming Tom Petty tributes in NYC (one with Walter Schreifels)

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In the wake of Tom Petty‘s untimely death, there have been multiple tributes to the rock legend, and there’s a few more coming up in NYC…

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch more tributes to Tom Petty with covers by The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cage the Elephant

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch more tributes to Tom Petty with covers by The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cage the Elephant

Tom Petty | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

“It was just like somebody stabbed you in the heart when you heard that Tom Petty died” – Brandon Flowers of The Killers

Over the weekend, several bands paid tribute to the late Tom Petty with covers of some of his classics performed by The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Cage the Elephant.

During their headlining set at Austin City Limits festival on Sunday The Killers covered “American Girl” and “The Waiting.”


See Red Hot Chili Pepper’s performance at ACL Fest below.

See Cage the Elephant cover Tom Petty’s “Mary ...

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Good Cover Version: Elephant Stone does Tom Petty

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Good Cover Version: Elephant Stone does Tom Petty

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

It’s weird thinking that we are now living in a post-Tom Petty world. Petty’s music was engrained into the musical consciousness of a great number of us, from a very early age, and the idea of him being gone feels wrong. What the man did for songwriting, though, will ...

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Phoebe Bridgers covered Tom Petty & played her new LP at Baby’s (pics, video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

After releasing her excellent, heartbreaking debut album Stranger in the Alps (on Dead Oceans), Phoebe Bridgers made her way to NYC for a sold-out release show at Baby’s All Right on Wednesday (10/4). She played every song on the album and honored Tom Petty with a cover of “It’ll All Work Out,” which you can watch a video of…

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Talking Petty with tour videographer George Murphy

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Talking Petty with tour videographer George Murphy

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Newwark | Photo by George Murphy, courtesy of Planet Ten

When I learned of Tom Petty‘s passing earlier this week, one of the first people I thought of was my friend George Murphy. Though I first met George through his band Scantron and his association with Low Cut Connie, I quickly found out about his skills as a multimedia master. One of the most recent projects that George and his team at Planet Ten worked on was the production of on-stage visuals for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary tour.

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Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band pay tribute to rock great Tom Petty with beautiful rendition of “Wildflowers”

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Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band pay tribute to rock great Tom Petty with beautiful rendition of “Wildflowers”

Ryan Tennis & The Clubhouse Band in “Wildflowers” – Tom Petty Tribute performance video

The world lost a rock legend three days ago when Tom Petty shockingly passed away at 66 years old. Musicians everywhere have been mourning his loss in the best way they know how: covering some of Petty’s best records.

Yesterday, the WXPN studio hosted Ryan Tennis and his Clubhouse Band during which they played a gorgeous version of the Petty classic “Wildflowers”. Wildflowers the album was Petty’s second solo album and it gives a more well-rounded look his musical abilities in terms of instrumentation and higher-tech ...

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Watch The National honor Tom Petty with “Damaged by Love” cover

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Watch The National honor Tom Petty with “Damaged by Love” cover

The National | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

In the two days following his passing, fans and other musicians alike have come together in an outpouring of support and appreciation for Tom Petty‘s impact on music. Among the heartfelt tributes are plenty of Petty covers, and this one from indie rock favorites The National, shared by the band on Instagram, features a quiet and intimate interpretation of “Damaged by Love” performed by frontman Matt Berninger and guitarist Bryce Dessner.

The song, which comes from Petty’s 2006 album Highway Companion, fits the somber and reflective mood we’ve all been ...

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Bruce Springsteen began Broadway run, dedicated show to Tom Petty (setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Before his first Broadway show, Bruce shared a tribute to Tom Petty. “A great songwriter and performer, whenever we saw each other, it was like running into a long lost brother. Our world will be a sadder place without him.”

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18 Tom Petty covers by artists we love

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In celebration of Tom Petty’s life, here are some covers of his songs by artists we love, including Sharon Van Etten & Shearwater, Dinosaur Jr, The Mountain Goats, David Bazan, Lucero, and more.

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artists pay tribute to Tom Petty: St. Vincent, Chuck D, Cameron Crowe & more

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We’re all heartbroken at the news about Tom Petty. Tributes have been pouring in on social media from fellow musicians and other artists including ones from St. Vincent, Neko Case, Cameron Crowe, Chuck D, Ryan Adams, Sharon Van Etten

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Tom Petty reportedly pulled off life support after cardiac arrest

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

TMZ is reporting that Tom Petty was found unconscious on Sunday night (10/1) at his home in Malibu, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest. He was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where, according to TMZ’s sources, has been taken off life support.

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Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett made a playlist of their favorite duets (listen)

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Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett‘s album of duets, Lotta Sea Lice, is out in two weeks (10/13) and in anticipation of that, the pair made a Spotify playlist of some of their all-time favorite duets. Their list includes Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty‘s “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell‘s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”…

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers @ Forest Hills Stadium night 1 (pics, setlist, review)

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There are probably people who hate Tom Petty but I have yet to meet any of them. They were certainly not at his and The Heartbreakers‘ first of two nights at Queens’ Forest Hills Stadium, part of their 40th anniversary tour….

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers rocked 40 years of incredible hits at Wells Fargo

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers rocked 40 years of incredible hits at Wells Fargo

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers | Photo by Mike Vasilikos

Last night, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers rolled into Philly at the Wells Fargo Center for two hours, performing one hit after another for an audience that sang along to every word. The last time Petty was in town was June 2016, touring with Mudcrutch. That night though was reserved for the songs he recorded from his reunion with his first band. Last night, however, was reserved for Petty’s incredible canon of songs, stretching back to the band’s 1976 self-titled debut.

Joining Petty on stage for the 40th-anniversary tour were ...

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers & Chris Stapleton @ Wrigley Field (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers whose 40th anniversary tour hit Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Thursday night (6/29). Though their set opened with 1976 deep cut “Rockin’ Around (With You)” the rest of the night was crammed with Petty’s many, many hits.

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