Musicians Pay Homage to Tom Petty On One-Year Anniversary Of His Death
A 63-song compilation curated by his family and bandmates was also released in honor of the singer's legacy.
One year after Tom Petty's passing on Oct. 2, 2017, artists around the world have been taking the time to honor the rock legend's life. One-of-a-kind renditions, exclusive covers and heartwarming posts have flooded the internet as both celebrities and fans remember the icon's music, legacy and undeniable impact and influence in the rock world.
Honoring the "American Girl'" singer, The Lumineers released a stripped-down version of "Walls." "Tom Petty is a musical hero of mine, and 'Walls' is such an incredible song," frontman Wesley Schultz shared in a press release, adding, "When I got married, my wife walked down the aisle to that song."
The Revivalists also paid tribute to the late singer during their performance on SiriusXM’s JamON channel, where they covered Petty's "Wildflowers."
During his annual Ohana Fest in California on Sept. 28, Eddie Vedder took the time to pay homage to Petty covering both the iconic 1989 "Won't Back Down" and "Wildflowers" alongside Heartbreaker's own Scott Thurston.
Curated by Petty's daughter Adria and wife Dana, in collaboration with former band mates Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench -- a 63-song compilation of unheard recordings and live performances titled Tom Petty: An American Treasure was also released on Sept. 28, celebrating Petty's emblematic body of music.
Check out The Lumineers', The Revivalist's and Eddie Vedder's exclusive covers as well as other heartfelt tributes below.
Please join us in keeping memories of Tom in your thoughts today. October 20, 1950 - October 2, 2017. Beloved husband, father, brother, leader, and friend. We miss you! (--: @LinerNoteJunkie ) #pettyforever pic.twitter.com/HcYnGTVZuO— Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 2, 2018
Tom Petty was truly as good as it gets. The pain we feel from his loss is indescribable, but lucky for us the music will love on forever! pic.twitter.com/xxwF4WT5rU— John Fogerty (@John_Fogerty) October 2, 2018
Can't believe it's been one year since the world lost #TomPetty. We were blessed with his magic at #LOCKN in 2014. RIP Tom Petty, you belong somewhere you feel free... ✨✨— LOCKN' (@locknfestival) October 2, 2018
--: Dave Vann pic.twitter.com/Lnhdf0Gd0I