WMMO Music News 

Heartbreakers Play for First Time Since Petty’s Death

  • 3:54 pm Monday, April 23rd, 2018 by hildiwmmo

It’s been over 6 months now since we lost Tom Petty (on October 2).

This past Saturday night, Heartbreakers Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Steve Ferrone played together, along with other musicians Patti Smith, Beck and Stephen Stills, who invited the band to play the “Light Up the Blues” event in Los Angeles, an autism awareness benefit.

FULL STORY HERE. 

Gainesville Asks: How Best to Honor Tom Petty

  • 4:58 pm Friday, March 16th, 2018 by hildiwmmo

As soon as Tom Petty passed, the Gainesville artists, residents and students created tributes on the famous 34th Street Wall and the walls of businesses all over town.

The City of Gainesville would like to do something more permanent, on a larger scale.

They’re asking the public what they think would be most fitting.

You can take the survey here.

Stevie Nicks Remembers Tom Petty In Emotional Speech

  • 10:53 pm Sunday, January 28th, 2018 by Joe Rock

Stevie Nicks remembers Tom Petty in emotional speech at Musicares Person of the Year awards ceremony.

Catholic Priest Shreds Petty’s “Runnin’ Down a Dream”

  • 6:05 pm Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

Tom Petty’s impact continues to be realized by people from every walk of life.

Below, a YouTube video of Father Kenneth Petrie. Wait til you hear the solo!

You Could Live in Tom Petty’s Lake House

  • 5:29 am Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

Not only is this one of the most spectacular homes you’ll ever see, but how cool would it be to live in a place one of our favorite people lived in?!

Tom Petty must have found so much inspiration here. Take a look inside…

An Appropriate Tom Petty Song For Halloween About Cassadaga Plus The Legend Of The Devil’s Chair

  • 1:29 am Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 by Joe Rock

Discover a little known Tom Petty song about a spiritualist Camp that is also home to “the Devil’s Chair” and many legends.

Remembering Tom Petty On His Birthday

  • 10:22 am Friday, October 20th, 2017 by Joe Rock

We remember Tom Petty on what would have been his birthday with some of his groundbreaking videos.

Tom Petty’s Daughter Shares Sweet Images from Funeral

  • 1:09 pm Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by hildiwmmo

Beloved rocker Tom Petty was laid to rest yesterday during a private funeral attended by his family and inner circle.

Petty was buried at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, California – the same location where his friend and Traveling Wilbury’s bandmate George Harrison, was memorialized.

Petty’s daughter, AnnaKim, has been sharing some lovely images on Instagram you can see below. The first 3 are from the funeral yesterday.

Our thoughts are with with his family, band, friends, and all the fans who adore and miss him…

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Mellencamp, Jagger, Rock World Pay Tribute to Tom Petty

  • 4:21 pm Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 by hildiwmmo

Love the poetic way John Mellencamp paid tribute to Tom Petty on his Facebook page:

“Tom Petty was the Edward Hopper of American songwriters,” it begins. “He was a certain kind of bird that had no legs, so he could never land on this earth; he lived his whole life in the sky. And now he will spread his wings and sleep on the wind. His name is written in the stars. John Mellencamp.”

Bob Dylan:

“It’s shocking, crushing news,” Bob Dylan said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “I thought the world of Tom. He was a great performer, full of the light, [More]

Celebrating Tom Petty’s Life With His Music

  • 10:13 am Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 by Joe Rock

Videos of Tom Petty and some of his greatest songs.