We have lost another music icon. After a lot of confusion about his condition Tom Petty‘s manager has confirmed Petty died last night after suffering severe cardiac arrest. Petty was 66.
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Here are just a few of the tributes to Tom Petty;
Reaction to the death of rock superstar Tom Petty: _ “I’m shocked and saddened by the news of Tom’s passing, he’s such a huge part of our musical history, there’ll never be another like him.” _ Eric Clapton in a statement.
_ “Devastating news about TomPetty A profound loss. Sad sad day today. RIP” _ rocker Slash on Instagram.
_ “RIP â†•tompetty you will be missed. A music legend GoneButNeverForgotten” Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer on Twitter.
_ “Through his work with the Heartbreakers and The Traveling Wilburys he’s left us with an incredibly legacy to enjoy forever, it’s such a shame he has left us way before his time.” _ Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot on Twitter.
_ “It is so rare to find someone who commands such universal respect in the business. He was a rock n roll lifer with music in his blood. This man delivered a wealth of great songs to his fans and to the world and that is something to celebrate.” _ rocker Alice Cooper, on Twitter.
_ “I feel Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is the best American rock band, ever. He is both a peer and an inspiration to me. I am heartbroken at his passing, and my deep sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.” _ REO Speedwagon’s Keith Cronin on Facebook.
_ “Always felt good to know Tom Petty was out there in the world making up beautiful words and music. Sad today but grateful forever.” _ singer Richard Marx on Twitter.
_ “Safe passages to the summerlands, brother. You couldn’t have left more dreams here for us. Thank you. RIP” _ rocker Ryan Adams on Twitter.
_ “Tom Petty was a stud. Very few super cool dudes from the old school left. Actual talent. Rough to hear the news” _ actor-comedian David Spade on Twitter.
_ “Tom was a true rock and roll purist, both in his music and his defiant spirit. With the Heartbreakers, his infectious riffs, rebellious personality, and inventive songwriting brought a new urgency to rock traditions and fueled a now legendary career and some of the most memorable music of the last four decades.” _ Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow in a statement.
Some of our contests and other stuff today;
Duane was our Big Smart Head this morning. He wins ten New York Fries bucks and our Drive coffee mug for being the first to answer this question. “The biggest of these was 39.01 kilos…What is it?” Scroll down for the answer
It’s World Habitat Day! Over 30 years ago the United Nations General Assembly declared the first Monday in October World Habitat Day to promote the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live. It’s also a day to honour the work of Habitat for Humanity.
It’s also Techies Day! This is the day to go up to your office technician and give him or her a big ol’ hug…Then get ready for 2 days off without pay and a restraining order. But here we love our Techies Sarah & Andy and give them both a virtual hug. Both were working too hard to even pose for a pic so here’s an action shot of Sarah (foreground) and Andy (silhouette head in front of computer) combining their big smart head brains to save another employee’s day here at The Drive. This shot was taken just before Sarah tossed Andy a portable drive which Andy plugged into the computer and downloaded critical information just seconds before the computer crashed…Just another day for our heros.
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