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All These Videos of Musicians Covering Tom Petty Will Make You Cry

Musicians from The National to Dave Matthews have covered his music since his death on Monday, proving his widespread influence.

by Noisey Staff
05 October 2017, 8:38am

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This article originally appeared on Noisey US.

Since his death on Monday, Tom Petty has been the subject of numerous heartfelt tributes, including musical ones. His accessible style meant that he was a much-loved influence for many, and performers from across the musical spectrum – from Coldplay to Hanson, Tigers Jaw and Dave Matthews – have covered his songs in the last few days. We've collected some good ones below:

Coldplay and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck held a minute's silence in memory of Petty, followed by a rendition of "Free Fallin'" at a show in Portland Monday night (October 2).

The National's Bryce Dessner shared a cover of "Damaged by Love" performed by himself and vocalist Matt Berninger via Instagram.

Here's Wilco, playing "The Waiting" Tuesday night (October 3) in Irving, Texas.

Jack Johnson played "You Don't Know How it Feels" in Florida.

That track was also covered, in a recorded version, by Cloakroom.

Tiger's Jaw gave a great "I Won't Back Down" on Tuesday in Maryland.

Imagine Dragons had the same idea in California.

Dave Matthews played "Runnin' Down a Dream," which Dave Matthews Band have covered in the past, to a small crowd also in California.

And finally, Hanson covered "Wildflowers" in Montreal, also on Tuesday.

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