Thursday, December 26, 2019

Rockers release Tom Petty tribute single for charity

Acclaimed musicians Jakob Dylan, Dhani Harrison, Amos Lee, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson and Willie Nelson have released a Tom Petty tribute single for charity in honor of the late rocker.

Billed as “For Real—For Tom”, the cover of Petty’s “For Real” – which was released earlier this year as part of “The Best Of Everything” compilation – will see all net proceeds benefit The Midnight Mission, a comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider is Los Angeles that was very dear to Petty and for which he significantly supported throughout his career.

To donate and/or learn more about the organization, visit

The only previously-unreleased tune on the 2019 package was recorded in August of 2000 when Petty and The Heartbreakers went to producer Bill Bottrell’s studio near Mendocino, CA to record a new version of “Surrender” (originally written in 1976 but not included in the group’s self-titled debut that year) for the “Anthology: Through The Years” package.

Petty passed away in October of 2017 at the age of 66 in a Santa Monica, CA hospital after being found unconscious and in cardiac arrest at his Malibu home.

See also:

Tom Petty: For Real video highlights The Best Of Everything collection
New Tom Petty compilation previewed with unreleased track For Real
Tom Petty streams new fan-sourced video for You And Me
Tom Petty: An American Treasure collection debuts on US charts
Search Tom Petty at hennemusic