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‘Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free’: Film Review | SXSW 2021

Mary Wharton's SXSW Centerpiece selection revolves around recently discovered footage of Tom Petty during the making of his 1994 solo album, 'Wildflowers.'

Tom Petty Family Call Out Trump Campaign for Unathorized Use of “I Won’t Back Down”

Four of Tom Petty's family members have released a statement on Twitter about an unauthorized use of the song "I Won't Back Down" at the beginning of Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday.

Tom Petty’s Widow Sued for $5 Million Over Alleged Misappropriation of His Estate

In yet another escalation of the ongoing legal battle between Tom Petty’s widow Dana York Petty and his daughters Adria Petty and Annakim Violette, a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County court is now accusing Dana and several other defendants of breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, unjust enrichment and more.

‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher, Parts One and Two’: Film Review | SXSW 2018

Thom Zimny's two-part documentary 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' digs behind the mythology of The King.

Tom Petty Died of Accidental Overdose, Family Says

"As a family we recognize this report may spark a further discussion on the opioid crisis," the singer-songwriter's family said in a statement.

Tom Petty Laid to Rest in Private Ceremony in Los Angeles

His daughter chronicled the memorial on her Instagram feed.

Jason Aldean Makes Surprise ‘SNL’ Appearance, Covers Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”

The country star opened the show by addressing the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Tom Petty’s U.S. Music Sales See Big Increase Following Death

The late legend's hits also gain tremendously on streaming services and radio.

Los Angeles County Coroner Investigating Tom Petty’s Death

Department spokesperson Ed Winter said that further investigation is needed to determine the singer’s cause of death.

Tom Petty Doc Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich Recalls an “American Original”

He sold 80 million albums, spun out dozens of hits, influenced generations over his 40-year career and appeared in 'Runnin' Down a Dream,' a 2007 documentary about his life and his band, The Heartbreakers. Now, that doc's director remembers the rocker, who died Oct. 2 at age 66.

Critic’s Picks: The 20 Greatest Tom Petty Songs

His was a career you could take home to Mom: Relatively void of dizzying highs or petrifying lows, but dependable and rock-solid, liked and respected by nearly all and vilified by precious few.