Tom Petty

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On this side of the Atlantic, the death of Tom Petty in 2017 did not trigger the sort of blanket news coverage that followed the demise of David Bowie(...)

Viktor Hovland of Norway drives from the sixth tee during the third round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands  in Cromwell, Connecticut. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

There may be a pause in the European team’s qualifying process for the Ryder Cup, but there is no doubt that Viktor Hovland’s upward trending in his f(...)

The Tom Petty estate said the late musician and his family “firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind”. Photograph: Jeff Haynes/Reuters

The family of Tom Petty has issued a formal cease and desist letter to the Donald Trump campaign over its use of his song I Won’t Back Down at a rally(...)

Jakob Dylan and Tom Petty

A great many people will use the word “essential” when discussing this documentary on the music that emerged from Laurel Canyon in the 1960s. Fair eno(...)

This self-isolating age is ripe for nostalgia, so the eventual arrival of the sixth album from The Strokes with a very timely title is bound to have m(...)

John Prine in Nashville in 2016. Photograph: Kyle Dean Reinford/The New York Times

Born: October 10th, 1946 Died: April 7th, 2020 John Prine, who has died aged 73 due to complications of Covid-19, was a highly influential American s(...)

The Strokes are back with a new album called The New Abnormal.

Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond Jr are sitting at opposite ends of an overstuffed sofa in an upmarket London hotel, some weeks before the corona(...)

Sold for Parts: the documentary follows Dublin band Fontaines DC around the recording of their debut album

Rock documentaries seldom have much use for brevity. Peter Bogdanovich’s 2007 Tom Petty hagiography, Runnin’ Down A Dream, clocked in at over four hou(...)

Rufus Wainwright: ‘This tenth anniversary monument is, in many ways, a testimony to my mother and her love of the holiday season.’

Rufus Wainwright has many memories of his family’s Christmas concerts from down through the years, but one stands out for obvious reasons. “I’ll never(...)

Emma Forrest and actor Ben Mendelsohn. Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

In every city I’ve lived, my sister has been the one to set up the printer, testing it by printing me the lyrics to George Michael’s Freedom! ’90. I a(...)

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