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Tom Petty's Biographer Looks Back on Their 30-Year Friendship -

Traditionally, the opening band shouldn't have the best weed on the tour. That's just not good form. But in 1987, when my group, the Del Fuegos, was first on a bill of three as part of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Rock 'n' Roll Caravan, we defied ...and more »

Tom Petty's Cause of Death Under Investigation: Report -

The cause of Tom Petty's sudden death is still under investigation. The Los Angeles County coroner's office completed an autopsy on the late singer Tuesday, but the cause of death will require further examination, department spokesman Ed Winter told ...and more »

Tom Petty: musical giant, but not a lock to be lionized through the ages -

In the days since the shocking cardiac-arrest death of rock titan Tom Petty, I have read numerous appreciations, essays, remembrances, etc., all of which are pretty much in agreement: By any measure, he was one of the all-time greats of American ...and more »

Running down a dream - Los Angeles Times

I was on my way to photograph rocker Tom Petty at his home in Malibu, and I was driving down Pacific Coast Highway with a grin on my face. As I hummed all the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers songs that I could from memory, I reflected on the first time ...and more »

Tom Petty: A rock classicist from the beginning - The Herald Journal

NEW YORK — Given the leather jacket and sneer Tom Petty wore on the cover of his 1976 debut, many people assumed he was one of those cheeky punks bent on tearing down the walls of rock 'n' roll. He wasn't. It's not that Petty and his band, the ...and more »

Los Angeles County Coroner Investigating Tom Petty's Death - The Daily Telescope

Officials from the Los Angeles County Coroner's office announced today that they will determine the cause of death for, singer and songwriter, Tom Petty. Petty, 66, passed away on Monday October 2, 2017 at the UCLA Medical Center after being found ...and more »

Tom Petty Proteges the Shelters Remember Their Mentor -

The Malibu home studio where Tom Petty worked featured a sign reading "Beware: Cranky Hippie." Every time Shelters frontman Chase Simpson arrived there, however, that's hardly the man he encountered. "He was that great, genuine, loving person that you ...and more »

Tom Petty's Music Genome And His Legacy-Defining Traits -

Following Tom Petty's passing on Monday, numerous obituaries and remembrances have been released, often similarly describing his music as a 'soundtrack for the road." Here we look at some of the traits most common to Petty's music and which helped to ...and more »

Tom Petty's Americana felt stranger than the rest -

"My musical quest (is) to get more and more purity into the music." That's something Tom Petty told me over the telephone once. Years later, I wonder if he died — on Monday in California at age 66 — pushing that boulder uphill. Because it was always ...and more »

Bring your tissues. Local legend Tom Petty will be honored at UF's homecoming game - Miami Herald

Bring your tissues, you'll need them at the end of the third quarter Saturday when the Gators go up against Louisiana State University for their homecoming game. Tom Petty will be honored after the University of Florida band plays "We Are the Boys from ...and more »