CONFIRMED: Tom Petty passes away, aged 66

Tom Petty is one of Grant’s most talked about inspirations.


Update (Oct 3 @ 09:37)
Taka and Tom share words. Tom had this to say:

#Repost @tomgleesonmusic ・・・ So many amazing memories forever intertwined with Tom Pettys music. Driving to Cornwall with my dad – as close to California as we were ever gonna get – on one of our many surf trips when I was little, he was always the soundtrack. His songs made me want to write songs myself. They seemed simple but that was his genius. Impeccable eloquence with never a note wasted. They painted a picture of a world that felt warm and familiar yet hazy and sepia-toned and always just out of reach. A place I loved getting lost in then as now. Not trying to make this awful loss about me or anything… I hate that shit. His music belongs to us all. Just wanted to share my memories of a great artist gone too soon. X . . . #TomPetty #TomPettyRIP #FEEDER #feederband #FeederFan #FeederROCKS #indierockmusic #IndieRock #rock #welsh #GrantNicholas #TakaHirose #tour #gig #BestOf #Arrow #BestOfTour #thebestof

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So many amazing memories forever intertwined with Tom Pettys music. Driving to Cornwall with my dad – as close to California as we were ever gonna get – on one of our many surf trips when I was little, he was always the soundtrack. His songs made me want to write songs myself. They seemed simple but that was his genius. Impeccable eloquence with never a note wasted. They painted a picture of a world that felt warm and familiar yet hazy and sepia-toned and always just out of reach. A place I loved getting lost in then as now. Not trying to make this awful loss about me or anything… I hate that shit. His music belongs to us all. Just wanted to share my memories of a great artist gone too soon. X

And Taka:

RIP Tom… #TomPettyRIP



Update (Oct 3 @ 8:18)

Grant has posted his words on behalf of the band:

“So very sad to hear that Tom Petty as left us . A true musical legend who has inspired me for so many years . RIP x G and the feeder boys .”


In most interviews, including inside the booklet for the Best Of, he talks of how Tom Petty is a massive inspiration to him.

News has just recently broke that Tom Petty had passed away.

There’s been a lot of misreports but unfortunately it is now true:

Thoughts go out to Tom Petty’s family, friends and Feeder.