News Worms
News Worms

Vermont Musician Reflects on Tom Petty's Music Career, Life and Death

Vermont Musician Reflects on Tom Petty's Music Career, Life and Death

"We're playing in Tom Petty's memory", she said. Forgive me if this seems like an impossibly tall order. "R.I.P. Tom Petty. Thank you for your lovely music and inspiration". His songs are in the atmosphere.

The reports led to the scheduling of a memorial at Petty's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but that was canceled.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers sold some 80 million records since breaking through in the 1970s.

If you like what you hear, please subscribe to Celebration Rock on iTunes, Audioboom, or Stitcher.

MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: I want to talk to you about the Heartbreakers.

Officials say that Petty died after he suffered cardiac arrest in Los Angeles. "He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I'll never forget him".

"Growing up a kid in suburban CT in the late '80s, Tom Petty's music was the only thing like it, both on the radio and on MTV", he writes.

The 66-year-old was found unconscious in his home Monday night and was rushed to UCLA Medical Center.

She also revealed that Petty's Heartbreakers bandmates arrived at the hospital before his death, calling them the "sweetest, coolest people".

"He had that Bob Dylan flavor in him, but he was able to develop something really special out of it", Rich Engler said.

Ringo Starr, who was featured in the video for Petty's "I Won't Back Down" with the late Harrison, tweeted a simple, "God bless Tom Petty".

On Tuesday, he told 41 Action News that he still finds time to play his favorite Petty tracks. Being a Country musician myself, I admire what he did for the genre. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was thinking this might be the last big one. "This just came along through Herb and Tom Petty". Petty's unique voice, rebellious spirit and warm heart made him a true rock and roll hero whose influence on the music world as a songwriter, performer and philanthropist can not be underestimated.


editors' picks

October 05, 2017
Ford's new "Team Edison" is all about electricity
Hackett and his executive team spent the summer reevaluating Ford's operations after former CEO Mark Fields was ousted in May. The same day, Ford announced it had formed an independent unit, dubbed Team Edison, to create a business case for EVs.

October 04, 2017
United States to expel almost two-thirds of Cuban embassy staff: U.S. sources
Cuba said during the second and third visits, it let the U.S. import special equipment and granted access to all facilities. He said he would not lift the US trade embargo on the Caribbean island until it made "fundamental reforms".

October 04, 2017
Gunman's father was bank robber wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
His son, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock , killed himself Monday as police broke into his room at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino. Police in Las Vegas say he did not hear his name until the attack, because it was not in their records.

October 04, 2017
Keith Urban describes telling his daughter about the Las Vegas shooting
Police say 64-year old Stephen Paddock killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500 others. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and CMA CEO Sarah Trahern and Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

October 04, 2017
Attack on BSF camp near Srinagar global airport, 1 militant killed
Indian policeman stands guard near the site of gunfight between suspected militants and Indian government forces in Srinagar . The educational institutions in the area were closed for the day by authorities as a precautionary measure.

October 04, 2017
LaVar Ball's latest: Will home-school, home-train youngest son LaMelo
LaMelo said he's not anxious about missing out on traditional high school life and not going to school with his friends. LaMelo Ball is now committed to the 2019 UCLA recruiting class and according to LaVar Ball , he is "on track for UCLA".

October 04, 2017
Tesla Confirms Model 3 Shortfall
A "handful" of its manufacturing machines have taken longer to move into a higher production rate than expected, said the company. During second quarter, Tesla reported slightly better results as the company booked $100 million in ZEV credit sales.

October 04, 2017
Microsoft to close Groove Music Pass and move users to Spotify
It will not, however, be migrating playlists, so you'll probably be wanting to think about how you're going to recreate those. And if you paid for Music Pass beyond December, you'll get a refund for the amount of time you didn't get to play.

October 04, 2017
Palestinian PM In Rare Gaza Visit As Rift With Hamas Eases
An estimated 40 percent of the territory's 2 million residents are unemployed and have limited access to electricity and water. In a significant concession, Hamas has agreed to turn over all governing responsibilities to Hamdallah.

October 03, 2017
New Roku Streaming Players Launched
More importantly, the Streaming Stick+ now comes with full 4K HDR support, which can be run at a steady 60 frames per second. In the jump to the Roku Streaming Stick , we see the addition of a new voice remote that's also compatible with some TVs.