Considering how rock/metal artists and their awards categories have been treated in recent history during GRAMMY telecasts, you’d think we would be used to being treated like the proverbial red-headed stepchild by now. However, the 60th GRAMMY Awards telecast has taken things another major step further.
Since Tom Petty’s sudden passing in October 2017, an exact cause of death has not been released to the public until today (January 19) when Petty’s widow and daughter shared the final analysis from Medical Examiner – Coroner’s office.
Tom Petty, Chuck Berry, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Fats Domino, Glen Campbell and more are now part of the artwork for the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, courtesy of British artist Chris Barker.
Amidst the many tributes to the late Tom Petty at various festivals, concerts, football games and on TV during the weekend, one of the most high-profile, and unusual came from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Tom Petty was feted by friends and fellow musicians on Friday (February 10), as he was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year with a Grammy Week gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center. During a gracious acceptance speech (video below) Petty noted that, "Twenty years ago, I would have been too cynical to…