Tom Petty died on on Monday. Then he didn’t.
Then he died for the second time in two days. Why? Because he’s Tom Petty. You can stand him up at the gets of hell and he won’t back down.
In the confusion, his daughter took to Instagram where, besides sharing memories of her father, she completely unloaded on Rolling Stone. Since I know how much Crowderheads love a good Rolling Stone takedown (see UVA Dean WINS Defamation Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone and ROLLING STONE: ‘Repeal 2nd Amendment.’ But You’re Just Paranoid), here you go.
@rollingstone my dad is not dead yet but your fucking magazine is ⚡️⚡️⚡️your slime has been pieces of tabloid dog shit. You put the worst artists on your covers do zero research. How dare you report that my father has died just to get press because your articles and photos are so dated. I will fucking shit down your throat and your family’s . Try not being a trump vibe. This is my father not a celebrity. An artist and human being. Fuck u
I’m not sure if the magazine’s Wikipedia page has been updated to say “Owner: Tom Petty’s Daughter” yet, but apparently it’s only for sale for a dollar. Maybe she bought it outright.
Anyway, I’m not going to lie and claim that I was a huge Petty fan, but as someone who really started to discover music around the time classic rock and greatest hits albums became popular formats, he was a part of the soundtrack of my high school and college days. I always enjoyed listening to him while he was on, and he was known for putting on a killer live show.
Plus, “Won’t Back Down” is a tune that has recently been introduced to a younger audience by way of former Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman’s walk-out music (Strong Island represent).
Rest in power, Mr. Petty.