Tom Petty hailed as a musical giant

Tom Petty hailed as a musical giant

"It's shocking, crushing news", Petty's friend and Traveling Wilburys bandmate Bob Dylan said. "To me, American music was all about listening in the vehicle", Petty told Rolling Stone. I might have spoken to him, might have even requested some radio hit that my 19-year-old self thought was great. So we felt the best thing to do would be to just send our love or your love into the world before we start the concert.

"I'm fine with whatever religion you want to have, but it can't tell anybody it's OK to kill people, and it can't abuse children systematically for God knows how many years". "There is a reference to him in everything I've ever written".

"We always went on the theory that if we made really good music, we might attain stardom, but it was never the primary goal".

The Instagram post is one of many AnnaKim has shared online since her father passed, majority celebrating his legacy and sharing how much she loved him. Rest In Peace brother.

Joe Walsh: SAD SAD. day. "I think faith is very important just to get through life".

Jon Bon Jovi: I'm crushed... Praying for all those affected by Vegas last night.

The Los Angeles Police Department on Twitter denied providing any such information and one of the rocker's daughters, artist Annakim Violette Petty, flatly denied he was dead. Musicians such as Juliette Lewis, Courtney Love, Talib Kweli, Kid Rock, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Stanley and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among those posting remembrances.

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To which Petty responded, "That's pretty wild, right?" "I love his class, honesty and how odd and amusing he is". "We're playing in Tom Petty's memory", she said.

Rolling Stone reported that Petty's final concert on September 25 was the culmination of a 53-date tour that kicked off in April.

Steven Van Zandt, a member of Springsteen's E Street Band, tweeted: "Man this can not be happening".

Your tributes to Tom Petty Share your stories, photos and videos. Love to his family. Thanks for all the great rockin' music, hard to believe you're gone.

Sheryl Crow was in a similar frame of mind. I was able to pass on the passion I had for music to younger relatives. We will miss you.

Petty and his band ended each show on their final tour with the song, which the rocker first recorded in studio on July 4, 1976.

He was all shook up by Elvis Presley's music as a teenager and used that platform to escape the drudgery of his family life.