Jon Bon Jovi Covers Tom Petty, Elvis Presley, And The Pogues For New Holiday EP “A Jon Bon Jovi Christmas”

Jon Bon Jovi has released a new holiday EP titled “A Jon Bon Jovi Christmas.” The effort, which can be streamed below, features covers of Tom Petty’s “Christmas All Over Again,” Elvis Presley’s “If I Get Home On Christmas Day,” and The Pogues’ “Fairytale Of New York.” Music videos for the tracks are also available to members of “The JBJ Experience.”

Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Etc. To Pay Tribute To Tom Petty At Upcoming Virtual Festival

Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Lenny Kravitz, The Killers, Post Malone, and more will be celebrating the late Tom Petty’s 70th birthday with a virtual festival on October 23. The event will stream live on Petty’s website starting at 7PM EST. Other performances will also air on Sirius XM’s Tom Petty Radio at 4:30PM EST.

The following statement was posted on tompetty.com:

“For the first time ever, the Petty estate is working alongside fans and engaging with the music community to celebrate and pay tribute to Tom Petty. In 2017, the first annual Tom Petty Birthday Bash debuted in Tom’s hometown of Gainesville, FL. Fans gathered for the free, six-hour show of all Petty tunes, performed in the legendary musician’s honor. The celebration has grown into a fully-fledged music festival featuring local as well as national acts, with fans traveling across the country to celebrate the life and legacy of Tom Petty.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s special Tom Petty Birthday Bash, honoring what would have been his 70th birthday (today), will be held virtually on Friday, October 23 with 5 hours of performances, testimonials and tributes to Tom from friends and fans including Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Post Malone, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Norah Jones, The Raconteurs, Jason Isbell, a very special performance by Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench and many more.”

Matt Sorum (Ex-Guns N’ Roses) Shares Cover Of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum has shared a video for his cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” The track was released as part of his new project The Matts. The clip also pays tribute to frontline workers.

Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers & All The Rest” Box Set Will Be Released In October

Tom Petty’s long-awaited “Wildflowers And All the Rest” box set will be released on October 16. Pre-orders can be found HERE in various formats and a video for “Wildflowers (Home Recording)” from the release can be found below:

The following information was shared regarding the various formats:

Wildflowers & All The Rest: A 2-CD and 3-LP set that features 25 tracks, with five unreleased songs. Includes lyrics to all the songs on Wildflowers and All The Rest.

Disc 1: Wildflowers (15 tracks, as per the 1994 released album)

Disc 2: All The Rest (10 tracks—five unreleased songs)

LP 1 and 2: Wildflowers

LP 3: All The Rest

Wildflowers & All The Rest—Deluxe Edition: A 4-CD and 7-LP set that features 54 tracks, eight unreleased songs and 24 unreleased versions. The 4-CD includes the Rick Rubin introduction, track-by-track for all the songs included on these formats, while the 7-LP also includes the David Fricke essay and lyrics to all the songs on Wildflowers and All The Rest.

Disc 1: Wildflowers

Disc 2: All The Rest

Disc 3: Home Recordings/Demos (15 tracks—three unreleased songs; 12 unreleased versions)

Disc 4: Wildflowers Live (14 tracks—12 unreleased versions; two distributed to Fan Club only)

LP 1 and 2: Wildflowers

LP 3: All The Rest

LP 4 and 5: Home Recordings/Demos

LP 6 and 7: Wildflowers Live

Wildflowers & All The Rest—Super Deluxe Edition: A 5-CD and 9-LP Direct to Consumer, Limited Edition set that features 70 tracks, nine unreleased songs and 34 unreleased versions. Includes Rick Rubin introduction, David Fricke essay, track-by-track for all music and lyrics to all the songs on Wildflowers and All The Rest. This set also comes with a hardbound book, cloth patch of Wildflowers logo, sticker of Wildflowers logo, replica of “Dogs with Wings” tour program (the 1995 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tour), hand-written 4-song lyric reprints in vellum envelope, a litho of new and exclusive art by Blaze Ben Brooks for the song “Only A Broken Heart,” and a (numbered) Certificate of Authenticity.

Disc 1: Wildflowers

Disc 2: All The Rest

Disc 3: Home Recordings/Demos

Disc 4: Wildflowers Live

Disc 5: Alternate Takes (Finding Wildflowers) (16 tracks—one unreleased song; ten unreleased versions)

LP 1 and 2: Wildflowers

LP 3: All The Rest

LP 4 and 5: Home Recordings/Demos

LP 6 and 7: Wildflowers Live

LP 8 and 9: Alternate Takes (Finding Wildflowers)

Wildflowers & All The Rest—Ultra Deluxe Limited Edition: A 9-LP Direct to Consumer, Limited Edition set (only 475 copies will be sold). The package includes the same contents as the Super Deluxe Edition, as well as an exclusive unique unisex necklace—hand-made by Maria Sarno in a faux suede pouch, an exclusive lyric book with the illustrations by Blaze Ben Brooks, an exclusive 7” of “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” packaged in a custom fabric bag with a metal Wildflowers logo as the closure—designed and made by Los Angeles-based, Made Worn.

Track Listing:

Disc 1: ‘Wildflowers’:

01. Wildflowers
02. You Don’t Know How It Feels
03. Time to Move On
04. You Wreck Me
05. It’s Good to Be King
06. Only a Broken Heart
07. Honey Bee
08. Don’t Fade on Me
09. Hard on Me
10. Cabin Down Below
11. To Find a Friend
12. A Higher Place
13. House in the Woods
14. Crawling Back to You
15. Wake Up Time

Disc 2:. ‘All The Rest’:

01. Something Could Happen
02. Leaving Virginia Alone
03. Climb That Hill Blues
04. Confusion Wheel
05. California
06. Harry Green
07. Hope You Never
08. Somewhere Under Heaven
09. Climb That Hill
10. Hung Up and Overdue

Disc 3: ‘Home Recordings’:

01. There Goes Angela (Dream Away)
02. You Don’t Know How It Feels
03. California
04. A Feeling of Peace
05. Leave Virginia Alone
06. Crawling Back to You
07. Don’t Fade on Me
08. Confusion Wheel
09. A Higher Place
10. There’s a Break in the Rain (Have Love Will Travel)
11. To Find a Friend
12. Only a Broken Heart
13. Wake Up Time
14. Hung Up and Overdue
15. Wildflowers

Disc 4: ‘Wildflowers Live’:

01. You Don’t Know How It Feels
02. Honey Bee
03. To Find a Friend
04. Walls
05. Crawling Back to You
06. Cabin Down Below
07. Drivin’ Down to Georgia
08. House in the Woods
09. Girls on LSD
10. Time to Move On
11. Wake Up Time
12. It’s Good to Be King
13. You Wreck Me
14. Wildflowers

Disc 5: ‘Finding Wildflowers’ (only available on 9-LP and 5-CD formats):

01. A Higher Place
02. Hard on Me
03. Cabin Down Below
04. Crawling Back to You
05. Only a Broken Heart
06. Drivin’ Down to Georgia
07. You Wreck Me
08. It’s Good to Be King
09. House in the Woods
10. Honey Bee
11. Girl on LSD
12. Cabin Down Below (Acoustic Version)
13. Wildflowers
14. Don’t Fade on Me
15. Wake Up Time
16. You Saw Me Comin’

Watch Cave In, Coheed And Cambria, Etc. Members Cover Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream” with Stephen Brodsky (Cave In), Travis Stever (Coheed And Cambria), Travis Shettel (Piebald), and J.R. Conners (Cave In). You can check that out below:

“Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

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Tom Petty’s Family Calls Out Trump For Unauthorized Use Of “I Won’t Back Down” At Tulsa Rally

The family of the late Tom Petty have blasted Donald Trump for using “I Won’t Back Down” during his rally in Tulsa, OK yesterday (June 20). They said “Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind.”

The following statement was issued:

“Tom Petty’s song “I Won’t Back Down” was used today at Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, OK.

Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind.

Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind. Tom Petty would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate. He liked to bring people together.

Tom wrote this song for the underdog, for the common man and for EVERYONE. We want to make it clear that we believe everyone is free to vote as they like, think as they like, but the Petty family doesn’t stand for this. We believe in America and we believe in democracy. But Donald Trump is not representing the noble ideals of either. We would hate for fans that are marginalized by this administration to think we were complicit in this usage.

Adria, Annakim, Dana and Jane Petty”

Watch Anthrax, Butcher Babies, & Suicidal Tendencies Members Cover Tom Petty’s “Yer So Bad” While In Quarantine

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), and Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies) have shared footage of themselves performing Tom Petty’s “Yer So Bad” while in quarantine. You can watch that below:

Benante commented:

“We miss you, Tom Petty! One of the American greats! Not only a stellar multi instrumentalist but the king of story telling through his lyrics. His songs are familiar, yet they never sound dated. Hearing them after awhile just reminds you of how good he was! What you may not know about Petty was that he was an advocate for fair treatment of musical artists and fans alike. He fought the record industry to avoid his contract be transferred, saying he didn’t want to be “bought and sold like a piece of meat,” and later fought to keep the prices of his albums down so that everyone could afford him. This song has always been a favorite of mine, the lyrics, the Jangly guitars, his voice… he and the Heartbreakers wrote some catchy stuff. This one features the beautiful Carla Harvey of the Butcher Babies and Ra Diaz from Suicidal Tendencies, they rule! Thanks to Andy Lagis for mixing and Dima Levanchuk for video editing – I 💜 Tom Petty”

Witherfall Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”

Witherfall have premiered a new video for their cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Vintage,” which will be released on March 22. That effort will feature covers, acoustic tracks, and more.

The group commented:

“During the final writing sessions of “A Prelude to Sorrow”, Joseph Michael and Jake Dreyer stumbled upon doing a darker version of “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty. The song was recorded during the Prelude Sessions at Boogie Tracks Recording studio (featured in the music video) in Jake Dreyer’s hometown of Panama City, Florida. A few weeks after the record was finished Hurricane Michael, a category 5 and largest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history came and destroyed Panama City, Mexico Beach and Boogie Tracks Studios. Also destroyed was the dock that was home to many wine soaked writing sessions for both Nocturnes and Prelude. The dock can be seen during both “Ode To Despair” and “I Won’t Back Down” solo sections. The Before and After is a haunting reminder that nothing is permanent. We hope this song and video serve as a tribute to the Florida Panhandle and the perseverance of the people living there in rebuilding their communities.”

Watch Foo Fighters Cover Tom Petty’s “Breakdown” With The Brothers Osborne In Edmonton, Alberta

During Foo Fighters’ October 22 show in Edmonton, Alberta, the band were joined onstage by the Brothers Osborne for a cover of the late Tom Petty’s “Breakdown.” You can see footage of that below:

[via The Boot]

Pearl Jam Joined Onstage By Soundgarden & Mudhoney Members At Seattle Show

During Pearl Jam’s August 10 show at Seattle’s Safeco Field the group were joined onstage by some special guests including Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm and Steve Turner. Thayil performed MC5’s “Kick Out The Jams” with the band during the first encore and returned to the stage to play Iggy and the Stooges’ “Search and Destroy” and The Dead Boys’ “Sonic Reducer” with Arm and Turner during the second encore. You can see footage of all that below. If that’s not enough, you can also see footage of Pearl Jam paying tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a cover of “Missing” and footage of them paying tribute to the late Tom Petty with a cover of ” I Won’t Back Down” as well.