Tom Petty breaks hearts one last time

Commentary: Yesterday sucked and today hurts

Watch the final two songs Tom Petty ever played live

He wrote on Facebook: "More sad news today with Passing another great Rocker Tom Petty, Great Writer with classic songs that marked a time in many peoples lives, loving fans who he also loved".

When Petty's death was announced earlier this week, Springsteen was one of the many musicians to pay tribute to the late star.

"It's hard enough for any of us to share ourselves, to articulate in tone and content, to even one other individual", Penn wrote of Petty. Then we argued about whether Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were the best American band of all time, since the Stones, the Beatles, and Led Zeppelin were all British bands.

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Some, like Imagine Dragons, do it by playing one of Petty's most beloved hits, 1989's "I Won't Back Down" from the singer's first solo album, Full Moon Fever. From "Breakdown" to "Listen to Her Heart" to "Free Fallin" to "You Don't Know How it Feels, " Petty and his band, the Heartbreakers, produced a soundtrack of our lives for a couple of generations of music enthusiasts. Petty, 66, died Monday after going into cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, California. Maybe that's just the way all of Petty's songs will come across over the next few days as music fans continue to make peace with the loss of a hero. "I always felt sympathetic with her".

"This year has been a wonderful year for us", Petty told the Los Angeles Times of the tour in what was his final interview. I was lucky enough to see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers during the tour for their most recent album, Hypnotic Eye, in Tampa-never before have I experienced such a freakish and wonderful mixture of nostalgias, plural.

Angry with the news coverage which erroneously pronounced him dead, she simply continued to share her own story with the world as she sat by his bedside in the hospital.

We had a mutual friend who recommended me for the directing job. I have a granddaughter now I'd like to see as much as I can. Tom Petty may be an exception to this rule.

As it got late and the needle of my turntable reached the last groove of the final track - "Louisiana Rain" - I chose to keep the record on for the night.

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