An outpouring of grief swept the music industry yesterday, as it was confirmed late last night that Tom Petty died from a cardiac arrest at the age of 66.
The emoting continued at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore., as Coldplay held a minute of silence for the passing of a rock ‘n’ roll legend. They followed the silence with a cover of “Free Fallin’” as they were joined by Peter Buck of R.E.M.
The band joined figures from all over the industry in expressing their sadness at Petty’s passing.
Watch fan-shot videos of Coldplay and Buck’s performance below, and beneath that, a 1994 Petty performance of “Free Fallin’” from the Paste Cloud.