Coldplay and Peter Buck pay tribute to Tom Petty with ‘Free Fallin’ cover

Tom Petty

This might be the saddest thing you watch all day.

Monday saw the unfortunate loss of one of the most influential musicians of the 80s and 90s, rock legend Tom Petty, who passed away at 66. Following his death, Coldplay, who was playing a show in Portland, Oregon, invited former REM guitarist Peter Buck on stage to perform a rendition of the 1989 Tom Petty classic, “Free Fallin.”

The video was posted on Coldplay’s Twitter account, which you can watch here:

Prior to the tribute, Coldplay’s show began with a minute of silence out of respect for Petty and also the 59 people who were tragically killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Monday was a rough day.

Chris Martin (lead singer of Coldplay) and Peter Buck weren’t the only ones to express their sadness after the passing of Petty. Bob Dylan told Rolling Stone that he “thought the world of Tom. He was a great performer, full of light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.” Other artists such as Cage the Elephant, Travis Barker and Courtney Love Cobain also expressed their sorrow, among many more.

Check out the original rendition of Petty’s “Free Fallin” here. Or, do what we’re doing and put on the full album of Full Moon Fever in the background of whatever it is you have to do today.

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Brandon Schreur

The fella over there with the hella good hair. Movies and TV are my jam, and the fact that I get to write about them on a regular basis is the bees knees.