Chris Martin of Coldplay

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Watch Coldplay & Peter Buck of REM Cover Tom Petty

Following a moment of silence in Portland

October 3, 2017

Tom Petty has died. That's a sentence I never put any thought into before yesterday's terrible news. I have a distinct memory of my brother (illegally) making me a copy of Full Moon Fever because I loved "Running Down a Dream" and loving the “Hello CD listeners..." Sad day.

Now, for the saddest of reasons these two artists can be mentioned in one post: Last night in Portland, Chris Martin and the Coldplay gang welcomed REM's Peter Buck to the stage, held a moment of silence for Petty, and then dropped into an incredible cover of "Free Fallin’."