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Tom Petty, legendary rock star, dead at 66
« on: October 03, 2017, 10:23:54 AM »

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/10/03/legendary-rock-star-tom-petty-dead-at-66.html

Not at the top of my personal list of favorite artists he was undeniably a major player in the music industry for a long, long time.  He was getting popular about the time I was getting home from the Army and getting married and starting a business so somehow I never became a major fan...   besides we had Seger and Springsteen so maybe it was just a geographic thing.  I actually spent the night in Gainesville (his hometown) just a week or so ago.  Wonder how long before they have a large memorial park or something for him?

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Re: Tom Petty, legendary rock star, dead at 66
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 01:56:45 PM »

Now, he's not dead.  He suffered a full cardiac arrest and he's in ICU (and probably a veg), but he's alive...sort of.

Fake news.... again
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Re: Tom Petty, legendary rock star, dead at 66
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 02:12:41 PM »

Now, he's not dead.  He suffered a full cardiac arrest and he's in ICU (and probably a veg), but he's alive...sort of.

Fake news.... again

Do you have a source for your 'fact'?

My article was from Fox News and I've seen the same info on a LOT of other sources so if it is 'fake' news it's big time fake news!
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Re: Tom Petty, legendary rock star, dead at 66
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 02:17:57 PM »

Do you have a source for your 'fact'?

My article was from Fox News and I've seen the same info on a LOT of other sources so if it is 'fake' news it's big time fake news!

Just read it on the .net on the Horn News website.
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Re: Tom Petty, legendary rock star, dead at 66
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 02:29:55 PM »

Just read it on the .net on the Horn News website.

You must need new glasses...


I just went to their website and this is one of their top stories!!!


https://thehornnews.com/rock-legend-tom-petty-dies-66/

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Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,′ “Refugee” and “American Girl,” has died. He was 66.

Petty died Monday night at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles a day after he suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, California, spokeswoman Carla Sacks said.

Petty and his longtime band the Heartbreakers had recently completed a 40th anniversary tour, one he hinted would be their last.

“I’m thinking it may be the last trip around the country,” Petty told Rolling Stone last year. “We’re all on the backside of our 60s. I have a granddaughter now I’d like to see as much as I can. I don’t want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that’s a lot of time.”

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Usually backed by the Heartbreakers, Petty broke through in the 1970s and went on to sell more than 80 million records. The Gainesville, Florida, native with the shaggy blond hair and gaunt features was loved for his melodic hard rock, nasally vocals and down-to-earth style. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted Petty and the Heartbreakers in 2002, praised them as “durable, resourceful, hard-working, likeable and unpretentious.”

“I’m shocked and saddened by the news of Tom’s passing, he’s such a huge part of our musical history, there’ll never be another like him.” Eric Clapton wrote in a statement.

Petty’s albums included “Damn the Torpedoes,” ″Hard Promises” and “Full Moon Fever,” although his first No. 1 did not come until 2014 and “Hypnotic Eye.” As a songwriter, he focused often on daily struggles and the will to overcome them, most memorably on “Refugee,” ″Even the Losers” and “I Won’t Back Down.”

“It’s sort of the classic theme of a lot of the work I’ve done,” he told The Associated Press in 1989. “I think faith is very important just to get through life. I think it’s really important that you believe in yourself, first of all. It’s a very hard to thing to come by. But when you get it, it’s invaluable.”

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Petty didn’t just sing about not backing down, he lived it. In 1979, he was enraged when his record label was sold and his contract transferred. Stating that he would not be “bought and sold like a piece of meat,” he self-financed what became “Damn the Torpedoes” and declared bankruptcy rather than allowing his label, MCA, to release it. He eventually reached a new deal with MCA, for better terms. In the early 1980s, he was again at war with MCA, this time over the label’s plans to charge extra money, a dollar higher than the standard $8.98, for his album “Hard Promises.” He again prevailed.

Petty was both a musician and obsessive fan, one who met his childhood heroes and lived out the fantasies of countless young rock lovers. He befriended Byrds leader Roger McGuinn and became close to George Harrison, who performed on “I Won’t Back Down” and joined Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne in the impromptu super group the Traveling Wilburys. Petty inducted Harrison into the Rock Hall in 2004; two years earlier Dylan’s son Jakob inducted Petty. In the 1980s, Petty and the Heartbreakers supported Bob Dylan on a nationwide tour.

He would speak of being consumed by rock music since childhood, to the point where his father, whom Petty would later say beat him savagely, thought he was “mental.” Awed by the chiming guitars of the Byrds, the melodic genius of the Beatles and the snarling lyrics of Dylan, he was amazed to find that other kids were feeling the same way.

“You’d go and see some other kid whose hair was long, this was around ’65, and go, ’Wow, there’s one like me,’” he told The Associated Press in 1989. “You’d go over and talk and he’d say, ‘I’ve got a drum set.’ ‘You do? Great!’ That was my whole life.”

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By his early 20s, Petty had formed the group Mudcrutch with fellow Gainesville natives and future Heartbreakers (guitarist) Mike Campbell and (keyboardist) Benmont Tench. They soon broke up, but reunited in Los Angeles as the Heartbreakers, joined by bassist Ron Blair and drummer Stan Lynch. Their eponymous debut album came out in 1976 and they soon built a wide following, fitting easily into the New Wave sounds of the time.

The world changed more than Petty did over the past few decades. In 2014, around the time he received an ASCAP Founders Award, he told The Associated Press that he thought of himself as “kind of a music historian.”

“I’m always interested in the older music, and I’m still always discovering things that I didn’t know about,” he said. “To be honest, I really probably spend more time listening to the old stuff than I do the new stuff.”

The Associated Press contributed to this article.


Interesting that they even acknowledge that the AP 'contributed' to this article!
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Re: Tom Petty, legendary rock star, dead at 66
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 08:13:08 PM »

Now, he's not dead.  He suffered a full cardiac arrest and he's in ICU (and probably a veg), but he's alive...sort of.

Fake news.... again


Apparently it was your Horn news that was the one spreading the fake news...  just from their name and logo I think I'd be checking them regularly for 'BS' articles.

Apparently your 'source' fell for the same error that several others did (one of the reasons a reporter needs to vet their sources for each and every story).  Seems many reporters and news outlets have fallen into the theory that it is better to be first than it is to be accurate. 

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A number of outlets, TheWrap among them, mistakenly reported that Petty had died Monday afternoon, after CBS News cited a Los Angeles Police Department source. LAPD later said that report was inaccurate, and that “initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources.”

On Monday night, longtime Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers manager Tony Dimitriades confirmed that Petty had died at 8:40 p.m. on Monday, after suffering cardiac arrest.

“On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived,” Dimitriades said in a statement. “He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”


Quote above is from http://www.thewrap.com/tom-pettys-death-leads-to-coroner-inquiry/

At least the Wrap has actually sort of retracted their error...   I didn't see where the Horn had done that yet.

So, Petty passed at 8:40 Monday night and your 'Horn' still had his not having passed as 'fact' after 2:00 PM this afternoon...   I think I'd be looking for different sources if I were the Horn...   or at least following some of their competition to see what is 'really' happening in the world.
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Re: Tom Petty, legendary rock star, dead at 66
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 08:15:10 PM »

Gone WAY too soon.

One of my favorite artists to sing along with - and sound MOSTLY good.

I'm learning to fly..........  but I aint got wings........

I'll miss his stuff.

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Re: Tom Petty, legendary rock star, dead at 66
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 08:17:04 PM »

'The Boss' comments on Petty passing:

http://www.thewrap.com/bruce-springsteens-tom-petty-tribute-just-might-make-you-cry/

For the record I must not be a real sympathetic type of guy because it didn't make me cry!
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Re: Tom Petty, legendary rock star, dead at 66
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 08:19:52 PM »

Gone WAY too soon.

One of my favorite artists to sing along with - and sound MOSTLY good.

I'm learning to fly..........  but I aint got wings........

I'll miss his stuff.

You think he was gone way too soon...

I'm a year and a month older than he is (I looked up his birthday earlier today and it seems like it is October 20th). 
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Re: Tom Petty, legendary rock star, dead at 66
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2017, 08:27:36 PM »

You think he was gone way too soon...

I'm a year and a month older than he is (I looked up his birthday earlier today and it seems like it is October 20th).

And if you went - I would think you went way too soon too!

Even if you didn't write anything that is easy to sing along to.

Coming down.....   Is the hardest thing.......

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