Country Tribute To Tom Petty In Gainesville & more in Nuggets

Tom Petty was the subject of another tribute in his hometown of Gainesville, Florida on Saturday. Country stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood did a medley of his songs-- "Refugee," "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" and "I Won't Back Down" -- at the University of Florida.

Bruce Springsteen has tweeted out a photo of a landscape that has led to speculation from his fans that it's the artwork for a single from the album he has been working on.

John Fogerty, who just finished a Las Vegas residency on Saturday, has scheduled another six shows at the Wynn between November 6th and 16th.

Indianapolis Colts ownerJim Irsay has added to his collection of instruments that once belonged to Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Prince, Les Paul and The Beatles by purchasing the upright piano John Lennon used to write songs for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Dennis DeYoung’s bass player missed a show Friday in Clearwater, Florida due to a cancelled flight so a monitor roadie filled in for him.

The reason why tickets for Woodstock 50did not go on sale today (Monday) is because the festival’s permit application is still under review by the Schuyler County health department. The application was submitted on April 15th and a temporary permit must be issued before ticket sales can begin.Woodstock 50 is scheduled for August 16th to the 18th at Watkins Glen International Speedway in upstate New York.

Robby Krieger and Macy Gray recorded “Music Speaks Louder Than Words,” a song for the Prince documentary, Mr. Nelson: On the North Side. Other artists contributing songs to the film include Chaka Khan,Chuck D, Billy Gibbons and Randy Bachman. Prince died three years ago Sunday.

 

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