Music News: Tom Petty tributes pour in


Tom Petty performs at the Xcel Energy Center in June 2017.
Tom Petty performs at the Xcel Energy Center in June 2017. (Nate Ryan/MPR)

Musicians around the world are paying tribute to the late great Tom Petty with tributes and covers. Artists like Bruce Springsteen, Norah Jones, John Mayer, and Peter Wolf are sharing memories and tributes in the form of statements, while others are making musical statements.

In a video shared on Instagram, Matt Berninger and Bryce Dessner of The National cover Petty's "Damaged By Love," a relatively deep cut taken from the 2006 solo album Highway Companion. (Pitchfork)

Damaged by Love singing Petty songs all day long. Thank you for all this incredible music.

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On stage in Portland on Monday night, Coldplay were joined by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck for a cover of "Free Fallin'." The cover followed a minute of silence in honor of the victims of the Las Vegas concert tragedy. Also on Monday night, in Baltimore, Little Steven Van Zandt opened his set with "Even the Losers." (Billboard)

Roseanne Cash speaks out for gun control

In a New York Times op-ed written in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Roseanne Cash calls on her fellow country artists to "disavow collusion with the N.R.A. Pull apart the threads of patriotism and lax gun laws that it has so subtly and maliciously intertwined. They are not the same."

Sharon Van Etten announces reissue of 2009 debut

Sharon Van Etten has announced plans to reissue her 2009 debut album Because I Was in Love. The reissue, which will include two bonus tracks, comes out Nov. 17 — and she's already shared an alternate version of opening track "I Wish I Knew." (Pitchfork)

Transmission relocates

Jake Rudh has announced that his Transmission dance night will relocate to the Uptown VFW in Minneapolis, following the closing of Clubhouse Jäger last month. The weekly dance party's first night at the VFW will be Nov. 8. — which will also serve as the official after-party for the Sound Unseen screening of The Decline of Western Civilization.

Seger postpones tour, including St. Paul show

When you're 72, sometimes you have vertebrae issues. That's what's happened to Bob Seger, who's been forced to postpone his upcoming tour dates — including a scheduled Nov. 15 show at the Xcel Energy Center. "I'm so disappointed to have to suspend the tour as the band is on a great roll," wrote Seger in a statement. "It's a privilege to play for our amazing fans. Hoping to be back out on the road very soon." (Pioneer Press)

Ryan Adams covers Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara have shared Ryan Adams’s cover of "Back In Your Head," from a forthcoming album in which various artists cover songs from their 2007 LP The Con. Proceeds from the tribute LP, which comes out Oct. 20, will go to Tegan and Sara's foundation supporting "economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women." (Pitchfork)

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