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TOM PETTY HAS DIED AT AGE 66

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Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66. His Longtime Manager Has Confirmed

The manager released a statement, saying: “On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

According to TMZ, EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found Petty, but the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A chaplain came to administer last rites and a decision was made to pull life support with a “do not resuscitate” order from his family.

Three-time Grammy Award winner Tom Petty charted albums in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in each of his five decades as a recording artist. TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS’ most recent release, “Hypnotic Eye”, entered the chart at No. 1. The band released its debut album in 1976 and has since sold over eighty million records.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 29th, 2017.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002, their first year of eligibility, and in recent years continued to build on their already legendary success. Their concerts were celebrated by fans and critics alike and their music has influenced numerous young bands and writers around the world.


TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS completed a summer tour last Monday with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The trek marked the band’s fortieth anniversary.

Tom Petty, usually backed by his longtime band the Heartbreakers, was known for such hits as “Free Fallin,”‘ “Refugee” and “American Girl.” The Gainesville, Florida native with the shaggy blond hair and gaunt features drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other musicians he loved while growing up in the 1960s. He was also a member of the impromptu supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, which included Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne.

Petty and the Heartbreakers had recently completed a 40th anniversary tour, one he hinted would be their last. Petty, whose worldwide sales topped 80 million records, was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2002.

 

 

 

 

*Tom Petty – I Won’t Back Down live Hollywood Bowl 09.25.2017:

PAUL AT LITTLE CAESAR´S ARENA, DETROIT – 2nd night

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Little Caesars Arena, Detroit – Oct 2, 2017

Paul McCartney addressed the day’s events obliquely two songs into his show at Little Caesar’s Arena, which started at 8:26 p.m. Monday with “A Hard Day’s Night.”

“Even though this has been a sad day, we’re going to celebrate the joys in life,” Paul said to cheers. Then he kicked into “Can’t Buy Me Love.

Garbed in a blue military jacket, black pants and black Beatle boots, he said “Hello Detroitians” and called attention to  the local industry when he played Beatles classic “Drive My Car.”

After winding down “ A Day in The Life,” McCartney segued Into a bit of John Lennon’s “Give Peace a  Chance” as several fans toward the front waved signs emblazoned with red hearts that said “Las Vegas.”

 

SETLIST:

A Hard Day’s Night
Save Us
Can’t Buy Me Love
Letting Go
Drive My Car
Let Me Roll It
I’ve Got a Feeling
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’ve Just Seen a Face
In Spite of All the Danger
You Won’t See Me
Love Me Do
And I Love Her
Blackbird
Here Today
Queenie Eye
New
Lady Madonna
FourFiveSeconds
Eleanor Rigby
I Wanna Be Your Man
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Something
A Day in the Life (with Give Peace a Chance Outro)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude
Yesterday
Day Tripper
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End


YOU GAVE ME THE ANSWER – Richard From England Asks

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This month Paul’s ‘One On One’ tour went stateside as he and the band performed nine incredible shows across the Empire State and nearby Newark – a real New York takeover! We can only imagine how exhausting it must be singing well around forty songs each night, never mind finding the time to hang out on and off-stage with long-time friends like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon!

Paul often gets asked, “What’s your secret?” and, “Where do you get your energy?” to which the general response is usually good diet and exercise! Richard from England wanted to find out a little more detail, specifically in relation to Paul’s voice…

Richard asks, “How do you look after your voice, especially in the middle of a big tour?”

We caught up with Paul recently to find out:

Paul replied, “Thanks for your question, Richard. I have a couple of things I do before I go on stage, and I don’t even know if they work! But I do like – over a bowl of hot water – a steam. I do like a steaming before I go on, which I was told was probably the best thing to clear your larynx. I was taught that by watching Little Richard do it when we were kids in Hamburg. He used to do it before he went on. He’d get a kettle full of hot water in the sink, put a towel over his head, and [inhales] breathe in, get the vapours. So, I do that. It’s become part of my ritual and then I have a salt-water gargle. Again, I’m not sure if that does anything!”

PM.com: “This is all just before you go on?”

Paul: “Yeah, before I go on. Well, it’s in the hour before we go on. When I get told: “It’s time to go on!” I start that ritual and it involves those two things, which are specifically to do with the voice.

PM.com: “Have you done that ever since Hamburg?”

Paul: “No. But I remembered it since Hamburg and probably whilst I’ve been on tour with this band. So that’s like ten years. So yeah, the last ten years I’ve probably done it, and it’s become a routine.”

So there you have it, the now-not-so-secret rituals behind looking after one of the world’s most loved and recognisable voices!. Paul and the band certainly have a busy October ahead of them first heading to Detroit to end their North American run of shows, and then on to Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. We can’t wait to hear more of their wonderful voices, instruments and the deafening crowds, of course, over the coming weeks!


STELLA MCCARTNEY RTW SPRING 2018

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“Women Power Love” is Stella’s new slogan, she designed an exclusive T-shirt.

For spring, Stella developed her signatures with a focus on volume and new takes on Skin-Free-Skin.

After a fabulous outing for fall in which Stella delivered a deliberate message of optimism and women’s empowerment, spring found her in a more subdued state of mind — at least, as telegraphed by her clothes. Here Stella’s seemed content to offer a straightforward series of wardrobe suggestions. “Exploring classic tailoring and signature silhouettes…A joyful exploration of British style,” she wrote in her program notes. This resulted in a lineup of fine clothes.

When Stella translated the unfettered silhouette into evening, it worked beautifully, her one-shouldered, ruffled red sack dress a glam charmer. A shapely “debutante” dress with puffed sleeves and peplum recalled the Eighties with excessive gusto.  As for the tailoring, it looked appealing and, as per the show notes, “timeless”.