Steven Van Zandt and his 15-piece band open with Tom Petty's "Even the Losers" and turn the next two hours into a heart-punching, horn-fueled revue that reclaims the best songs he wrote for Southside Johnny, covers James Brown and Etta James, and revives such '80s solo classics as "Until the Good Is Gone" and "Out of the Darkness" that prove The Boss may be the heart of the E Street Band - but Van Zandt has always been its soul #littlesteven#majestictheaterdallas#livemusic#riptompetty
On October 2, 2017, one of my favorite artists and music inspirations, Tom Petty, passed away from cardiac arrest. Tom Petty's music has always been a HUGE part of my life, especially this song. So this is my tribute to one of my biggest influences with his song, I Won't Back Down. I could never do this song as amazing as Tom, but I did my best.
Song- I Won't Back Down by @tompettyofficial
Guitar- Taylor GS6 by @taylorguitars
In a world full of guns, and a country that refuses to endorse strict control on their availability to madmen- I just want to think about heartbreaker muses and troubadours #stevienicks & #tompetty and maybe that one night that they may or may not have. "Petty, meanwhile, was once asked by the Toronto Sun to summarize their friendship. “Have you got a couple of hours?” he said. “She’s a good friend. I’ve known her since 1978 and she’s insisted on being in my life. Some of my best musical memories of her are sitting on the couch and just playing the guitar while she sings.”
But as to whether there was anything more than friendship? Petty biographer Warren Zanes told Salon in 2015, “I pushed on this question, saying to [Tom], after he told me they weren’t a couple, ‘You sure sound like a couple.’ Tom looked at me and said, ‘We had our times.’” David Canfield. #rip#riptompetty#stopdragginmyheartaround#70s#music#instamood
Thanks to everyone who danced, sang, and celebrated with us last night at Sunsets as we payed tribute to the legendary Tom Petty. So much amazing music and many memories. It's been an amazing weekend of music and friends for us! Thanks to all that have been apart of it and. . . Happy Sunday Party People!