artists pay tribute to Tom Petty: St. Vincent, Chuck D, Cameron Crowe & more
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, Robyn Hitchcock, John Cusack, Stephen King, Laura Jane Grace, Marc Maron, Greg Dulli, and more. Read those below.
Coldplay (along with Peter Buck of R.E.M.) and Matthews Caws of Nada Surf performed covers of Tom Petty in his honor, as well.
If you’re looking to celebrate Tom Petty’s amazing musical legacy, the great 2007 documentary Running Down A Dream, all four essential hours of it, is streaming on Netflix.
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What a day for weeping. Los Vegas. Puerto Rico. Tom Petty. Etc. etc. etc.
— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) October 2, 2017
At a Tom Petty show in Austin walking toward it, a full 3/4 of a mile to the stage every single person living was singing every word. That's the kinda powerful love you don't see everyday, but the kind we all long for when we think about our society and togetherness ❤️
— Neko Case (@NekoCase) October 2, 2017
My ❤️ goes out to all the people affected by the horrible shooting in Las Vegas, & to family,friends & fans of Tom Petty, of which I'm one.
— Carole King (@Carole_King) October 2, 2017
Damn ….Tom Petty I remember standing backstage w him & he tells me 'Go Get Em at a. Presentation #rockAnointed
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) October 2, 2017
“Don’t it feel like tonight might never be again..” pic.twitter.com/zY4qrzndPg
— greg dulli (@MrGregDulli) October 2, 2017
— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) October 2, 2017
damn we love you Tom Petty. incredible songwriter. "free fallin" is truly one of the greatest pieces of american art. so perfect & sad
— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) October 2, 2017
RIP Tom Petty
Thank you for giving so much, a lifetime of inspiration and love. Your music has changed this world for the better. pic.twitter.com/jZsjIN5Xu3
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) October 2, 2017
RIP Tom Petty. Thanks for all the great rockin' music, hard to believe you're gone.
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) October 2, 2017
— marc maron (@marcmaron) October 2, 2017
Tom petty – what a day –
— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 2, 2017
Awful, awful news about Tom Petty: I saw him in April, so warm and alive. Love and sorrow to The Heartbreakers, to his family, and his fans.
— Robyn Hitchcock (@RobynHitchcock) October 2, 2017
man i really love tom petty. + i hate guns. + please donate time/$$$ to puerto rico and virgin islands. oh + neil young better live forever
— Cloud Nothings (@cloudnothings) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty gone? That’s just so wrong. What a bad day this has been, in so many ways.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 2, 2017
My first CD was 'Full Moon Fever'… my first live performances were strumming a tennis racket while singing along. Tom Petty forever.
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) October 2, 2017
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) October 2, 2017
Safe travels, TP. You made my favorite record of all time. It’s the first thing I see every morning. pic.twitter.com/YPbtEfYeFh
— Jon Wurster (@jonwurster) October 2, 2017
RIP Tom Petty
"You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won't back down." pic.twitter.com/R7lmRb6CMk
— The Pop Group (@ThePopGroup) October 2, 2017
I am so grateful for Tom Petty's music.
Feels selfish to want more, but I always will. Rest in peace. https://t.co/EBOt6J38zx
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 2, 2017
I've just heard the news about Tom petty….I can't fully comprehend this news. Tom petty was everything to me. I'm devastated.
— lanzo (@babyhaim) October 2, 2017
and it's now only hitting me that I've been a heavy listener to Tom Petty's Buried Treasure radio show for years. He had such good taste.
— Tim Heidecker (@timheidecker) October 2, 2017
The Tom Petty doc "Runnin' Down the Dream" is over 4 hours long and I wish it was twice that. RIP one the last true greats.
— Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri) October 2, 2017
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty. So sad.
— superchunk (@superchunk) October 2, 2017
Seeing Tom Petty at Madison Square Garden when I was ten years old made me want to be a musician. Thank you for everything
— Chris Baio (@OIAB) October 2, 2017
RIP TOM PETTY https://t.co/DyqHqlFD6F
— Titus Andronicus (@TitusAndronicus) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty was one of the biggest inspirations for me as a musician. This one will hurt for a long time. Truly one of the sweetest people on earth. Rest In Peace brother.
— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) October 2, 2017
Shit. Rip Tom Petty. No more awful news pls
— django django (@thedjangos) October 2, 2017
❤️ Tom Petty ❤️
— La Sera // Katy (@iamkatygoodman) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty appeared in my dreams repeatedly for a year during a very heavy period in my life and I always wanted to meet him to say thanks.
— Greys (@greysband) October 2, 2017
RIP Tom Petty. You gave us so much.
— Eternal Summers (@EternalSummers) October 2, 2017
— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) October 2, 2017
Heaven for me is the idea that Tom Petty is playing to 58 or so people from Las Vegas right now in the great wide open.
— Dave Hause (@hausedave) October 2, 2017