renegadebusdallas.com
renegadebusdallas.com October 21, 2017


Tom Petty Music Sales Surge 6216 Percent

06 October 2017, 12:44 | Marta Robbins

Tom Petty died Monday at age 66 after suffering a cardiac arrest in his Malibu home

Tom Petty died Monday at age 66 after suffering a cardiac arrest in his Malibu home

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are the quintessential American individualists. Petty's Traveling Wilburys bandmate Jeff Lynne tweeted "Tom Petty was the coolest guy I ever knew". Years later, I wonder if he died - on Monday in California at age 66 - pushing that boulder uphill. In fact, she posted photos and videos from her father's final performances a couple of weeks ago. He approached his songwriting with a director's eye for a compelling narrative, explaining to Billboard previous year, "A good song should give you a lot of images, you should be able to make your own little movie in your head to a good song". Some of those are Free fallin', I Won't Back Down or American Girl.

Last night saw one of contemporary folk rock's most accomplished acts, Fleet Foxes, take their turn to pay respects. It's a song that keeps me moving, and lets me know I've got more to give than I realize.

In this context, the death of a beloved rock and roller might seem like a small thing. I Love his band, his approach, his music, his [demeanor, ] his wonderful songs [and his] exquisite recordings. "He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I'll never forget him". The release of his next album, Hard Promises, was delayed by a month by another dispute. "I think faith is very important just to get through life".

Petty was both a musician and obsessive fan, one who met his childhood heroes and lived out the fantasies of countless young rock lovers.

Along with his band the Heartbreakers, Petty helped weave the fabric of American rock-and-roll for decades. Lewis had interviewed Petty before and the rocker sounds relaxed, easily breaking into laughter, yet eager to discuss the future.

Thousands in United Kingdom left stranded after #Monarch airlines cancels flights
Your stories will help our journalists have a more complete picture of these events and we will use them in our reporting. Administrators KPMG have said 1,858 employees of the collapsed travel firm Monarch have been made redundant.

Later on, he developed close relationships with the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and George Harrison, who looked upon Petty as their equal even though he initially was awed by their presence.

Several other big-name stars from the world of music have paid tribute to Tom - who was also known for his group Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - including fellow music legend Billy Idol, 61.

A moment now to remember one of rock music's most-beloved musicians.

The utterly surreal music video for "Don't Come Around Here No More", in which Petty plays Alice In Wonderland's Mad Hatter, is a ideal example of his sense of humour.



Other News

Trending Now

Nawaz Sharif's party set to elect him chief
The bill was presented by Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid in the parliament where it was smoothly passed by the lawmakers.

New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins: 2017 AL Wild-Card Prediction, Odds
For him to turn in the type of great performance he's capable of, he's probably going to have to avoid giving up the long ball. Miguel Sano , the Twins' hulking third baseman, was left off their roster for the one-game playoff, which begins 8 p.m.

Resurgent Arsenal seals 2-0 win against Brighton
It's very hard to be very expansive here, particularly when you are a team like we are that's just been promoted. Arsenal now have to wait until October 14 for their next match, away to Watford in the Premier League .

Derek Carr out 2 to 6 weeks with back injury
At 2-2, the Raiders have no cushion, and yet they're going to start a quarterback who hasn't won a start since September 2014. Carr remained on the ground for several moments as team trainers and medical personnel came on to the field to tend to him.

Two accused plead not guilty in Kim Jong Nam murder trial
The Vietnamese Thi Huong and the Indonesian Siti Aisyah is on trial for the assassination of Kim Jong-nam. Mr Kim died in February at Kuala Lumpur's airport in a mysterious case that has gripped the world.

Google reveals the Pixelbook, a high-performance Chromebook
As you might know, the Active Edge feature lets a user carry out certain tasks by squeezing the smartphone's frame from the sides. Moreover, Google repeatedly focused on Google Home Mini being a means of turning your standard home into a "smart" home.

Vijayan responsible for violence in Kerala: Amit Shah
"The bloodstains of more than 120 BJP and RSS workers killed in political violence in Kerala are on your (Vijayan's) clothes". The attack took place around 9:30pm when the BJP workers were decorating a part of the National Highway 66 for the march.

Vegas shooter had 200+ reports of suspicious activities, large financial transactions
Officials think Paddock brought the weapons into the hotel by himself but did not provide specifics. New details are emerging about the accused mass shooting suspect Stephen Paddock .

Wal-Mart buys NYC delivery service
That's why my team spends a lot of time thinking about ways we can make deliveries faster and more convenient for customers. Now with the announcement of the Parcel acquisition, how Walmart will facilitate these deliveries has become more clear.

Oscar Movie: Reeva's parents say they weren't even consulted
Pistorius says the film is a "gross distortion of the findings of the court" and was not a "true reflection" of events. The minute-long trailer ends with Pistorius tearfully telling a court: "I truly loved her".