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Heartfelt: The Lumineers' Cover Of Tom Petty's "Walls" To Benefit MusiCares
The soundtrack for the 1996 movie She's The One featured an original soundtrack by the late Tom Petty, and its single "Walls (Circus)" carries on with its message that a big heart can only remain surrounded by a barricade for a limited time. Now the Lumineers have reprised the anthem, donating all proceeds to MusiCares for its work helping members of the music community in critical times of need.
Honored at the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year gala for his charity work, Petty's own big heart and philanthropic generosity was the theme of the evening. The Lumineers performed "Walls" at the occasion — an unforgettable moment rendered more poignant by Petty's tragic death at 66 later that year.
"After we played, Petty told me how much he liked and appreciated the version, which was a great honor," lead vocalist Wesley Schultz told Rolling Stone. "This is our way of paying homage to him."
One year later the pain of losing Petty still feels fresh but so is the inspiration of his legacy, music that carries on making a difference in millions of lives. The Lumineers' generosity will also enrich many lives, for those coping with struggle and receiving assistance from MusiCares' many dedicated programs.