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Old 10-02-2017, 12:47 PM
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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.

We're told after Petty got to the hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life support.

Petty, who became famous with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1978 with "Breakdown," is 66.

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Old 10-02-2017, 12:47 PM
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Found last night in full cardiac arrest, decision just made to pull life support.

Just TMZ so far, but I haven't seen anyone challenge the report. Fuck.

EDIT: Confirmed by CBS.

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Old 10-02-2017, 01:36 PM
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Nobody wrote a pop hook like Tom Petty did. Nobody.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:44 PM
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Oh fuck no. This one hits me hard.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:56 PM
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Prince stole the show, but this is still my favorite live song involving Tom Petty:



I'm always smiling by the end.
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:03 PM
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Fucking terrible. The guy was still going on strong.
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:21 PM
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The fuck? Man, I was not expecting this. What a bummer.
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:32 PM
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Still no official confirmation, actually. It's still not looking good but he hasn't been declared dead yet. Sorry to source TMZ, who were being shitlords as usual.
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:49 PM
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can we edit the thread title? he's not officially passed yet.
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It's official now, unfortunately.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:57 PM
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This is a major drag. Tom Petty (and the Heartbreakers) put out a ton of great songs.
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:04 PM
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Tom Petty has been one of my favorites for a long time. I will mourn his passing.
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:51 PM
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Tom Petty (both with and without Heartbreakers) is one of those musicians who fades into your subconscious until one of his songs on the radio or in your playlist jolts him back into your short-term memory. You remember how much you like his work, and wonder why you hadn't thought about it for so long. Then, after thirty minutes of warm nostalgia, Petty retreats to the dark corner of your mind, and the cycle repeats. I suspect that's going to continue for years and years after his death.
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Bill Sienkiewicz is such an amazing artist, but that's like saying water is wet.

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Tom Petty (both with and without Heartbreakers) is one of those musicians who fades into your subconscious until one of his songs on the radio or in your playlist jolts him back into your short-term memory. You remember how much you like his work, and wonder why you hadn't thought about it for so long. Then, after thirty minutes of warm nostalgia, Petty retreats to the dark corner of your mind, and the cycle repeats. I suspect that's going to continue for years and years after his death.
Man, I disagree. So many of his albums (and even his more recent stuff) are in my playlists constantly. I saw him live a few years ago and followed Mudcrutch for a while although their sound wasn't to my taste.

I took out Full Moon Fever last night. It's just an amazing album.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:36 AM
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I wasn't that into Mudcrutch's sound either, but I love that he shared the wealth and time in the spotlight like that with the non-Heartbreakers members of his original band. Super classy.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:50 AM
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Tom Petty (both with and without Heartbreakers) is one of those musicians who fades into your subconscious until one of his songs on the radio or in your playlist jolts him back into your short-term memory. You remember how much you like his work, and wonder why you hadn't thought about it for so long. Then, after thirty minutes of warm nostalgia, Petty retreats to the dark corner of your mind, and the cycle repeats. I suspect that's going to continue for years and years after his death.
This is has also been my experience, but I'm not a really a fan of his type of music - I like it, but not enough to delve deeper. I suspect it would be different for people who super love his work.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:26 AM
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I've never counted myself a Tom Petty fan in the sense of feeling compelled to seek out his work, but I never turn away from his music when it plays on the radio. A good, solid, no-nonsense rock writer. I'm disappointed to hear about his passing and, as always happens when a good musician passes, I ordered an LP of one of his albums this morning in memoriam.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:45 AM
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Yeah, it's a shame. His work is probably best sampled with a Greatest Hits album (no-risk bet that there's definitely been several over the years), and going forwards from there if you decide to delve deeper into his catalog.

Bit of a funny story: Back in my grocery retail days, the store manager accidentally switched the store station from blando 90's/00's pop and rock to the 80's dad rock station for a few weeks, at least half of which by volume was Tom Petty music. For some reason, most workers in the store's morale improved quite a bit for those weeks until it got switched back and we were all saddened.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:48 AM
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I gotta be honest, even looking up a lot of his discography, I can't really say that much of it registers with me. Still, American Girl is a pretty damn great tune.

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I've never counted myself a Tom Petty fan in the sense of feeling compelled to seek out his work, but I never turn away from his music when it plays on the radio. A good, solid, no-nonsense rock writer. I'm disappointed to hear about his passing and, as always happens when a good musician passes, I ordered an LP of one of his albums this morning in memoriam.
This is exactly my thought. He's not the musician i sought out, but he was the texture of my radio life, and his songs were always just *there*, as exactly what you wanted out of a rock song when you wanted it. His music was solid, dependable, and reliable, and just damn good.
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I couldn't manage to mourn his passing yesterday because of the enormity of Las Vegas, but he will be missed. Dude was a hell of a songwriter.
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This is my favorite song of Tom's. It perhaps suits the situation; I feel in retrospect that his music had the effects he describes of his protagonist's observations and journey in the song. I will miss him greatly.
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This is my favorite song of Tom's. It perhaps suits the situation; I feel in retrospect that his music had the effects he describes of his protagonist's observations and journey in the song. I will miss him greatly.
I can't pick a favourite, but this stands out from his later songs. The progression of the song is just amazing.

I'm so glad I got to see him live when I was in Colorado, it was the first time I heard this song and made me buy the album. I'd forgotten until now that Pearl Jam opened for him, which was amusing.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:41 PM
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This is my favorite song of Tom's.
Nice. Mine is probably either



or



But there are so many great ones. And, of course, we should also link to this because it's awesome over and above Prince's amazing solo turn:
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:28 PM
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Prince stole the show, but this is still my favorite live song involving Tom Petty:



I'm always smiling by the end.
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And, of course, we should also link to this because it's awesome over and above Prince's amazing solo turn:
I'm glad this got posted twice, one for Petty and one for Prince.

In addition to the ones posted, I want to point out Wildflowers.



It's so peaceful and positive and sounds so different from just about anything else he wrote. You could possibly compare it to Alright For Now, but I find that song much darker than most people do.

Reminds me that when I saw him live he switched guitars (electric, acoustic and different ones of each) constantly, more than many other concerts I've been to and at least once within a single song.
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Tom Petty had some awesome music videos.



I guess this one spooked countless people too.
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I guess this one spooked countless people too.
Seeing a living Alice turned into a cake and then being sliced apart and being eaten by Tom Petty and co. was pretty terrifying as a kid.
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:19 AM
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I watched the video for Runnin' Down a Dream yesterday for the first time. Has some groundbreaking animation tricks in it.

VV - Wildflowers is a great song. That whole album is pretty stellar to be honest. This is possibly my favorite off of that one:



Just an amazing song start to finish. Man, I'm really gonna miss him.
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Definitely my favorite. Everything about it just feels like a classic for the ages.
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