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  • Family: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

    01/19/2018 4:56:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 64 replies
    AP via The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 19th, 2018 | Unattributed
    NEW YORK - Tom Petty's family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty's autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page Friday night. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner's office earlier in the day that the overdose was caused due to a variety of medications. The statement was posted moments before the Los Angeles coroner's office issued its official findings, which confirmed that Petty had a variety of medications, including fentanyl and oxycodone in his system. They say Petty suffered...
  • Thank You Tom Petty 1950-2017

    10/03/2017 11:48:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/17 | Jim O'Neill
    Thanks Tom, thanks a lot – and may God guide, bless, and protect you on your way to your next port of call, and upon your arrival. Well it’s all right, even if they say you’re wrong
 Well it’s all right, sometimes you gotta be strong
 Well it’s all right, as long as you got somewhere to lay 
Well it’s all right, every day is Judgment Day Well it’s all right, riding around in the breeze
 Well it’s all right, if you live the life you please
 Well it’s all right, even if the sun don’t shine
 Well it’s all...
  • Heartbreaker: Tom Petty Checks Out

    10/03/2017 7:24:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-3-17 | MOTUS
    Three little Injuns out on a canoe, One tumbled overboard and then there were two Sadly, it turned out to be true after all. After a full day of misinformation and premature rumors of death it appears that Tom Petty did indeed reach the end of the line last night. There have undoubtedly been weeks that have gotten off to a worse start than this one has, but Im hard pressed to recall one right off hand. And so we remember TomI know he offered up dozens of great songs, with and without his Heartbreakers, but I was always...
  • Tom Petty was one of the few guys Trump fans, Bernie bros, and Hillary supporters all loved

    10/02/2017 10:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Quartz ^ | October 2, 2017 | Jenni Avins
    As the comedian Marc Maron pointed out in his new standup special, Too Real, Tom Petty was the rare artist who both liberal bohemians and cultural conservatives could agree upon. Everybody loves Tom Petty and burritos, said Maron, though he added that even Petty might not be able to help him communicate with Trump supporters. I dont think Petty is enough to bridge this gap. I just dont think that he has this power at this juncture. Petty, the beloved American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, has passed away at 66 years of age. He was hospitalized following a heart attack...
  • Tom Pettys Daughter Posts To Instagram, Confirms Her Father Is NotDead

    10/02/2017 6:37:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    ETCanada ^ | October 2, 2017
    Initial reports Tom Petty had died at age 66 were inaccurate. The LAPD tweeted to clarify earlier reports: _______________________________________________ Pettys daughter posted to Instagram on Monday evening confirming her father is not dead. (Warning for language)
  • Report: Tom Petty, Rock Iconoclast Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66

    10/02/2017 2:39:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    rolling stone ^ | October 2 2017 | Kory Grow, Andy Greene
    Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, went into full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night, with conflicting reports on whether the Hall of Fame musician died on Monday. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his home, according to TMZ, and rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision was made to pull life support. CBS originally confirmed Petty's...
  • LAPD clarifies it cannot confirm Tom Petty's death

    10/02/2017 2:25:38 PM PDT · by Kazan · 25 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | October 2, 2017, 3:59 PM
    Tom Petty, the rocker best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is clinging to life in a Los Angeles hospital, according to TMZ. An earlier LAPD report which confirmed the singer's death, and which CBS reported, has since been clarified. Follow LAPD HQ ✔ @LAPDHQ (1/2)The LAPD has no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty. Initial information was inadvertantly provided to some media sources 4:55 PM - Oct 2, 2017
  • CBS News Retracts Story That Tom Petty is Dead. TMZ Says Petty, 66, May Not Survive the Day(NewTitle

    10/02/2017 12:57:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 230 replies
    The Santa Monica Observer ^ | October 2, 2017
    Tom Petty died Monday morning after life support was terminated, reports TMZ. The singer was found unconscious Sunday night after a massive cardiac arrest. Paramedics were able to restore a pulse, says TMZ, but his family accepted the inevitability of the singers death, and support was terminated this morning. The Rock and Roller was known for his rhythmic Florida style. He was famous as early at 19. He transplanted himself to Southern California, where he was known for songs that celebrated Southern California living, such as "Free Falling."

    10/02/2017 12:26:36 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 116 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2 Oct 2017 | Staff
    Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after he was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. EMTs rushed to his Malibu home and were able to get a pulse. He was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and our sources say he was put on life support. Petty's condition is unknown but was critical from the moment he was found.
  • Tom Petty apologizes for flying the Confederate flag on 1985 tour

    07/16/2015 3:18:31 PM PDT · by dennisw · 73 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 16 July 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Florida-born rocker used the flag for song Rebels about southern heritage But he now admits he had not fully thought through the flag's history He implores all Americans to denounce the flag as it offends black people It comes after South Carolina took it down following Charleston attack Fellow rocker Kid Rock, from the Midwest, has defended the Confederacy Tom Petty has apologized for displaying the Confederate flag during his Southern Accents tour of 1985. The Florida-born rocker has spoken out to denounce the controversial banner after South Carolina removed it from their statehouse and conceded that to many it...
  • Tom Petty: No ones got Christ more wrong than the Christians

    07/24/2014 1:29:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tom Petty says that no one has interpreted Jesus Christs teaching more incorrectly than Christians, as he was asked to explain the history behind his new song Playing Dumb. In an interview with Billboard, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explained his inspiration behind the song, which will be featured as a bonus cut on the accompanying vinyl release of Hypnotic Eye. Catholics, dont write me, Mr. Petty said. Im fine with whatever religion you want to have, but it cant tell anybody its OK to kill people, and it cant abuse children systematically for God knows how many...
  • Tom Petty Demands Michele Bachmann Stop Playing His Song

    06/28/2011 2:46:59 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 115 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6/28/11 | Jim Newall
    The management for rock and roll star Tom Petty didn't waste any time after Bachmann's campaign launch yesterday to send a cease-and-desist letter, demanding that she never use his song "American Girl" at campaign events again. These requests are not uncommon for Republican candidates, and it's one of the things that genuinely sucks for them. They can never use the easygoing, overplayed songs that they enjoy on FM radio, and they learn that their favorite artists despise them. Democrats' problem, on the other hand, is that they have to feign gratitude to all the musicians who write bad songs for...
  • Tom Petty tells Michele Bachmann to stop using his music

    06/29/2011 11:34:22 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 136 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06/29/11 | Sean Michaels
    Tom Petty has told US presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to stop using one of his songs as part of her campaign, insisting he did not give the rightwing politician permission. Within 24 hours of the televised launch of Bachmann's 2012 campaign, Petty's lawyers reportedly pounced on the press-conference soundtrack, which used the song American Girl as exit music. "Petty isn't pleased," reported NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, while Rolling Stone confirmed the singer's lawyers had sent the Minnesota congresswoman a cease and desist order. It's not even the first bump of Bachmann's campaign: during her announcement speech, the Tea Party supporter confused...
  • Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?

    11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 947+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity
    We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance? Me? Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?
  • American Girl teams with pro-abortion, pro-lesbian group

    10/12/2005 8:45:34 AM PDT · by Kentucky · 96 replies · 8,548+ views
    American Family Association | Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
    American Girl teams with pro-abortion, pro-lesbian group Possibly some of you have daughters who play with the American Girl dolls or read their books. You may even be thinking about buying a doll or books for Christmas. Well, it turns out American Girl (owned by Mattel) is partnering with a group called Girls Inc. to sell a bracelet, the "I Can" band, which financially supports Girls Inc. Seventy cents of every purchase goes to Girls Inc. The band is sold on the American Girl webpage with a large ad and a link to the Girls Inc. webpage. In addition, the...
  • Tom's 9:30 am Interview upcoming on KPCC Radio audio link.

    08/13/2003 9:35:54 AM PDT · by Paul8148 · 13 replies · 213+ views But beware it is public radio.
  • Former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein dies of possible overdose

    02/25/2003 4:21:55 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 1,125+ views
    AP | 2/25/03
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Howie Epstein, a former bass player for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died of what authorities suspect was a drug overdose. He was 47. Investigators were told Epstein had been using heroin, said Maj. Ron Madrid of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department. Epstein was driven to St. Vincent Hospital by his girlfriend, who described him as "under distress." He died Sunday. Epstein was taking antibiotics for an illness, and he had recently suffered from flu, stomach problems and an abscess on his leg, friends said. "Apparently he passed out in the bathroom, and (his...

    12/08/2002 5:53:40 PM PST · by Partisan Hack · 115 replies · 396+ views
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  • Petty runs down, and over, American dream

    10/22/2002 6:38:20 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 67 replies · 291+ views
    USA Today ^ | 10/18/02 | Edna Gundersen
    <p>MALIBU, Calif. Embattled and embittered, Tom Petty takes on the music industry and corporate America on The Last DJ, the rocker's battle cry for moral reform.</p> <p>He targets money-grubbing moguls, tour sponsorships, radio's homogenized playlists and apathetic fans, all metaphors for grander crimes rampant in a profit-driven society. On Money Becomes King, a fan sees rock 'n' roll idealism trampled under a greed stampede. The title track bemoans the personality-free monotony on airwaves. Joe studies revenue gluttons who poison art.</p>