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  2. Rolling Stone: Remembering Tom Petty

    Thanks for posting this, Nurk!!
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    Bo Diddley Mavis Staples
  5. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/tom-petty-heartbreakers-springsteen-remember-late-friend-w509226 http://people.com/music/tom-petty-laid-to-rest-funeral/
  6. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    ^ How well said!
  7. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    I've been thinking a lot about this over the past week. It's hard to know what was really going on behind the scenes, and maybe we'll never know. TP was such a private person, and kept extremely tight reins on his image and public persona. He was incredibly shrewd — much more than he ever gets credit for — at presenting only what he wanted in the public sphere. Think back to his divorce or heroin habit or temper or depression. None of it was public knowledge; it was always kept out of the public's eye. He was also really good at hiding pain. He just knew how to present himself publicly. Not phony mind you — he was never phony or anything but authentic. But he knew which notes to hit. He knew that his natural charisma and a well-timed broad smile told a story that dovetailed with his reputation, even if there was pain or turmoil behind the scenes. That's why, it's easy to say "Tom Petty was all smiles at the Hollywood Bowl;" it's true, but it doesn't tell the whole story. He was the quintessential performer, and never let his fans see behind the curtain. To a casual onlooker, he probably came off as the same ol' SoCal super cool rock star TP as ever. It's only super obsessive, overly observant fans who have studied the man to extreme degrees for years and years that would dig deeper to get a different vibe. I don't for a second believe he "knew he was going to die" or was "ready to die" or anything like that. At the same time, I would not be surprised at all if more was going on that nobody knew about, whether it be emotionally or physically or chemically or what have you. Granted, I didn't attend any shows on this tour in person. But from everything I've seen and studied in depth, he did seem a bit off to me, a little unsteady, a little unfocused. The performances were fine. But he could do them from muscle memory. It was like he was reading from a script, for fear of losing his grip if he ventured off. Gigantic mega tours can create that feeling. I was really looking forward to what he had to offer once he wound himself down and was back in a comfortable, relaxed environment, and I am very sorry and heartbroken that we'll never get to see what lay ahead. But there's no doubting he put 100% into whatever he did, including the grueling tour this summer. We may never know what toll that took.
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    also Del Fuegos and Georgia Satellites
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    Steve Winwood Allman Brothers but WTF was with Maroon 5 or My Morning Jacket??
  10. Rolling Stone: Remembering Tom Petty

    "I'm just so sad," Campbell says now, "to think that I'm not going to play those songs again." It's been two weeks, but this is still not sinking in.
  11. Rolling Stone: Remembering Tom Petty

    Very nice, detailed article. It's the first we've heard publicly from Mike Campbell.
  12. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    Thank you! It's good to see everyone here too!
  13. Rolling Stone: Remembering Tom Petty

    The last time Campbell talked to Petty was after the band's September 17th concert in San Diego, aboard the flight to Los Angeles ahead of the Hollywood Bowl shows. "Tom got up and made a little speech," the guitarist says, "like, 'This has been the best tour. You guys were great. We're not going to do any more long tours like this, but we have a lot of stuff we're gonna do, because this is the best the band has ever been.' "When he walked past me," Campbell continues, "I put my arm out, I pulled him close to me and said, 'I'm so proud of you. I know your leg has been killing you. You've been up there like a soldier, man.' We had a nice hug and said we loved each other." After that, at the Bowl, "it was backstage, 'Hi, how you doing?,' a little patter between songs."
  14. Rolling Stone: Remembering Tom Petty

    Bits of info are coming out... Very few people beyond the Heartbreakers' immediate circle knew that Petty was suffering, at each gig, from a hairline fracture in his left hip, which he planned to deal with after the tour. "I don't know how it happened," says his longtime manager Tony Dimitriades. "I don't think he even knew when it happened." At one point, Dimitriades told Petty, "You can't tour like that." The singer responded, "Why not? I'll do it in a chair if I have to."
  15. The Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks and more pay tribute to a genius craftsman who never stopped believing in the power of rock & roll http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/tom-petty-heartbreakers-springsteen-remember-late-friend-w509226
  16. Five Lettered Word Game

    Glory lasts anytime someone sings. GRIEF
  17. ECHO - the most real, honest, genuine heartfelt album.

    "Jack and Diane" by John Mellencamp I'm pretty sure. Great song too.
  18. Question of the day 10/14/17

    I'm really sorry, Szafira. This band in their prime on stage was exhilirating to experience. Really something amazing. I'm sorry you didn't get to experience that in person.
  19. I've been looping Echo in my car, to and from work. I've always loved this record.
  20. ECHO - the most real, honest, genuine heartfelt album.

    I heard a song on the radio during a crappy point of my life "life goes on way after the thrill is gone" not tom petty thought it was t on echo became an instant tom petty fan. Haven't listened to echo since his death. rip echo is goimg to be hard to listen to when i try
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  22. Question of the day 10/14/17

    None. Until the end I believed in European tour.
  23. ECHO - the most real, honest, genuine heartfelt album.

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    Was this from the Fillmore shows? What did you think of Frank Black and the Catholics opening for TPATH? cheers
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