There are many songs by Tom Petty that speak of the possibility of a better world, but little is known about the world that, far from the stages and recording studios, inhabited its creator, who died on October 2 of 2017 at 66 years from cardiac arrest. The musician named “absolute leader” in rock by Billboard magazine, in charge of measuring the successes of the American music industry, for his more than 45 appearances at the top of the charts. Take a look at the 5 Best Tom Petty Covers Ever Played:
Eddie Vedder – ‘Room At The Top’
In Oscars 2018, In memoriam. Jennifer Garner gave rise to another emotional moment, the clip that remembers the actors, directors, musicians, and other workers in the industry who lost their lives in the last year. Eddie Vedder was in charge of providing the voice for “Room at the Top”, a song by the deceased Tom Petty.
Foo Fighters – ‘Honey Bee’
In 2017, Foo Fighters did a cover of Tom Petty’s ‘Honey Bee’ at the 2017 MusiCares. It was a benefit show conducted few months before Petty tragically lost his life. Grohl showcased during this performance how huge a fan he was of Tom Petty.
The War on Drugs – ‘Time To Move On’
The War on Drugs performed Petty’s ‘Tim To Move On’ during one of their Philadelphia shows week following the death of Petty. Though a lot of bands have already paid their tributes, this one was of the bests.
Bob Dylan – ‘Learning to Fly’
Being his fellow bandmate for The Traveling Wilbury’s, Dylan made sure that he also gave his tribute to his longtime friend Tom Petty. He paid his tribute the only way he could – well, of course, with a song, ‘Learning To Fly’. He performed the song gracefully, the only way he needed to.
Johnny Cash – ‘Southern Accents’
One of the most amazing cover records ever made, Johnny Cash’s take of ‘Souther Accents’. Well, no other country rockstar could pull it off, of course. He was pretty much destined to do the cover making it better than the original.