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The music community is reeling from the sad news of the death of GRAMMY winner Tom Petty.
A variety of musicians have taken to social media to express their condolences and pay tribute to the iconic singer/songwriter.
I feel like today, the music truly died. Can't go see/hear music and be safe and one of the greats just passed. 💔— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) October 2, 2017
blasting tom on the tour bus tonight. 💔— Lorde (@lorde) October 2, 2017
"I wanna write her name in the sky— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) October 3, 2017
I'm gonna free fall out into nothing
Gonna leave this world for a while" Rest in peace Tom Petty 💔
Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 2, 2017
what a day. tom petty forever and gun control NOW. all there is to say— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) October 2, 2017
In celebration of the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, the GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions are open now through Feb. 23. Presented in partnership with Kompolt, the auctions provide bidders an opportunity to bid on approximately 100 exclusive items, including once-in-a-lifetime VIP experiences, memorabilia from world-renowned celebrities, and official GRAMMY merchandise autographed by artists during GRAMMY Week.
Featured items will be available for bid in two cycles, including a 2012 Vans Warped Tour three-day/three-city VIP experience, including the chance to ride on the official tour bus; private guitar lessons with Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Manraze, and Diamond Rio's Jimmy Olander; and official GRAMMY merchandise autographed backstage at the 54th GRAMMY Awards rehearsals and telecast by celebrity participants. This year's performers include Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, and Taylor Swift, among others.
Additional auction items include VIP concert and meet-and-greet experiences with Kathy Griffin and Portugal. The Man; VIP lounge tickets to the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals; guitars autographed by Jeff Beck, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Slash, among others; and music memorabilia autographed by Adele, Jason Aldean, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand, Usher, and Eddie Vedder, among others.
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Available now, the 2018 GRAMMY Nominees album features a 21-deep track listing reflecting the world's top recording artists and emerging talent.
The collection commemorating the 60th GRAMMY Awards nominees includes Album Of The Year nominees Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, and Bruno Mars; and Song Of The Year nominees Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, and Julia Michaels, among others. See the full track listing below.
1. Bruno Mars, "24K Magic"
2. Kelly Clarkson, "Love So Soft"
3. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" (Remix)
4. Kendrick Lamar, "HUMBLE."
5. Lorde, "Green Light"
6. Childish Gambino, "Redbone"
7. Jay-Z, "The Story Of O.J."
8. Zedd & Alessia Cara, "Stay"
9. Lady Gaga, "Million Reasons"
10. Imagine Dragons, "Thunder"
11. Portugal. The Man, "Feel It Still"
12. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, "Something Just Like This"
13. P!nk, "What About Us"
14. Logic Feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid, "1-800-273-8255"
15. Julia Michaels, "Issues"
16. Kesha, "Praying"
17. Chris Stapleton, "Broken Halos"
18. Little Big Town, "Better Man"
19. Thomas Rhett Feat. Maren Morris, "Craving You"
20. Lady Antebellum, "You Look Good"
21. Kenny Chesney, "All The Pretty Girls"
Pick at your copy at any of the below links:
A portion of album proceeds benefits the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum and MusiCares — two charitable organizations founded by the Recording Academy that focus on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need.
The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on CBS Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
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For vinyl fans, Black Friday Record Store Day is akin to an early Christmas.
Whether releasing first-time run vinyl LPs, new EPs or limited-edition singles, a variety of artists are joining in the exclusive fun in 2017, including Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Black Label Society, Gorillaz, Eric Church, and Rush.
Take a look at the full list and see below for 11 RSD vinyl exclusives featuring GRAMMY winners that are worth looking out for:
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers wrapped an eventful 40th-anniversary tour with three momentous shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in late September. Little did fans know at the time it would be the final opportunity to see the rock legend in concert, as days later Petty died on Oct. 2.
According to Billboard, Petty's Hollywood Bowl shows on Sept. 21, 22 and 25 were the highest-grossing dates on his blockbuster North American jaunt, selling 49,217 sold tickets and grossing $5.3 million. In all, the group's five-month tour through 36 North American cities grossed a robust sum of more than $61 million.
Designed to commemorate the GRAMMY-winning band's entire four-decade career, the tour netted approximately 638,000 fans to 44 headlining gigs throughout the United States and Canada.
In an interview with Rolling Stone prior to his death, Petty admitted that he was relishing the shows on the celebratory tour.
"I've really enjoyed being onstage so much, this tour," said Petty, who was honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year last February. "I don't know exactly why, but it's so much fun, you know? This is an extraordinary bunch of musicians. It's very rare. I don't think that's always been in the front of our minds, but lately, it feels that way."