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Tom Petty, Rock Iconoclast Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66

Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, died Monday. He was 66. Petty’s death was confirmed by Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, on behalf of the family.

“On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends,” Dimitriades wrote.

On Sunday, Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home, according to TMZ, where he was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision was made to pull life support.

H/T: Rolling Stone

Kendrick Lamar Announces European Tour with James Blake

Kendrick Lamar has announced a European leg of his tour in support of 2017’s DAMN, featuring support from James Blake. Kendrick has been promoting the album nonstop since its release in April 2017, including an extensive US tour, pop-up shops, a VMA performance, and a surprise drop-in during SZA’s Los Angeles tour date just last week.

His European tour spans 14 cities, with two dates in London. The tour kicks offFebruary 7 at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Tickets will be available to the general public on October 6.

H/T: Spin

GoFundMe for Las Vegas Massacre Victims Raises Over $1.8M

GoFundMe started by Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak is quickly approaching its $2 million goal.

According to Sisolak, the funds raised “will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting​.” As of 7:30 p.m. Monday (Oct. 2), the GoFundMe has raised over $1,800,000.

Blood donation centers around the city have been swamped with long lines of people desperate to help those injured by the deadly shooting and in need of blood transfusions. Donors began lining up in the middle of the night, and by daybreak, lines had formed around the block at United Blood Services near the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

H/T: Billboard

Drum & Bass Legend Apex Has Passed Away

Born Robert Dickeson and from Kent, England, Apex has been a fixture in the drum & bass community for more than a decade. Before his solo career as Apex, he was part of a duo called Unknown Error that had releases on Renegade Hardware, Horizons, and more.

He began his career as Apex in 2007 with a release on Hospital Records. In the same year Apex was part of establishing the label Lifted Music with Chris Renegade, Spor, Evol Intent, and Ewun.

H/T: YourEDM

Ed Sheeran, DJ Khaled & Migos Help Make History With MTV’s Rebooted ‘TRL’ Premiere

“They said this would never happen,” belted DJ Khaled outside MTV’s Times Square studios on Monday (Oct. 2), where hoards of music fans flocked to the pavement to catch a peek of the much-hyped reboot of MTV’s TRL. And yet — nine years after the original series broadcast what was intended to be its goodbye party — Khaled was kicking off the show’s iconic countdown once more. “You ready to make history?”

“10…9…8…7…” Khaled began, his son Asahd in tow, as an audience made up of Converse-bearing twenty-somethings chanted along, doing their best to get caught on the roving camera. By the time Khaled reached one, Migos took to the surprise outdoor stage, making history as the reboot’s first performers with a thumping (and bleep-filled) rendition of their hit “Too Hotty.”

H/T: Billboard

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