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Tom Petty

‘Free Fallin”

From his stage presence to his fashion, Tom Petty electrified audiences for decades. Celebrated rocker Tom Petty died at age 66 after suffering cardiac arrest at his California home on Monday. Although the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is now gone, his music, his charisma, and his one-of-a-kind presence will live on.

After 40 years in the music industry, Tom Petty consistently stayed at the top of the charts.

But while his success never faltered, the “Free Fallin’” singer’s personal life wasn’t quite as smooth sailing. From suffering abuse as a child to going through a difficult divorce and subsequent addiction to heroin, Petty, fought through intense personal troubles to find ultimate happiness with his second wife Dana York.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recently completed a summer tour with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The trek marked the band’s 40th anniversary and found him playing rarely played deep cuts like their first album’s opener, “Rockin’ Around (With You),” and a selection of Wildflowers cuts. It was intended to be his “last trip around the country.” He said though, that it wasn’t his intention to quit playing. “I need something to do, or I tend to be a nuisance around the house.”

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Fleetwood Mac re-uniting

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Awesome…Fleetwood Mac are reuniting:

Stevie Nicks has confirmed Fleetwood Mac will reunite next year.

The singer announced that the hugely successful band will get together for a tour in 2013.

The musician appeared on US TV show CBS This Morning and backed up hints made by fellow band member Lindsey Buckingham in 2011.

“It’s the plan. Because that’s what we do. I do my thing, and Lindsey [Buckingham’s] out doing his thing,” she told CBS.

Arguably one of the world’s most successful bands, Fleetwood Mac’s history has been marked by professional highs and devastating lows as their interpersonal relationships and break-ups threatened to destroy the band.

But despite several fall-outs and successful solo work, the members have managed to keep the group together.

Fleetwood Mac last toured together in 2009 and played a show in New Plymouth.

Guitarist Buckingham previously told Rolling Stone magazine they may even record a new album together.