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TOM PETTY:  Still no official cause of death

Tom Petty's death certificate doesn't list his cause of death.

TMZ reports that the document filed with Los Angeles County lists the immediate cause of death as "deferred," which likely means county officials are waiting for the final autopsy results. It also states that Petty passed away at 8:43 p.m. on October 2nd at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.

 Petty was taken to the hospital the night of the 1st after he was found not breathing and in cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu.

THE BEATLES:  On the list of the '100 Most Influential Artists'

Quartz Media and All Music did a study to come up with a list of the 100 Most Influential Artists and, no surprise, The Beatles top the list with 1,230 musicians citing them as an influence. 

The study analyzed every artist listed on All Music that has at least one other artist citing them as an influence.

Bob Dylan was second with 669 acknowledgments, followed by The Rolling Stones with 557.

The next two choices were a little less mainstream. David Bowie placed fourth with 432 folks under his spell, while his friend Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground landed at number-five with 425.

Rounding out the Top 10 are:

  • 6) Beach Boys - 422
  • 7) The Kinks - 384
  • 8) Neil Young - 374
  • 9) Jimi Hendrix - 371
  • 10) The Byrds - 360

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees Depeche Mode are number-100, with 120 artists calling them an influence.


Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special -- featuring footage and interviews with Dave Grohl, Elton John, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and U2 -- will air on CBS on November 24th.

Eddie Money has been added to the November 3rd salute to veterans organized and headlined by Joe Walshat Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino. Tony Orlando will serve as MC.

An expanded and revised edition of Chuck Negron’s memoir, Three Dog Nightmare, goes on sale December 5th.

Kenny Rogers will be inducted into Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame on October 24th -- the day before his Farewell Concert Celebration.

Jackson Browne will play a benefit for Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School of the Arts in Seaside, California on November 14th. Tickets for the show at the Sunset Center in Carmel go on sale Friday at the venue.

Bob Dylan will do a five-night stand at the Beacon Theater in New York November 20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th and 25th.

The Eric Clapton documentary, Life in 12 Bars, will be screened at the Miami Film Festival Sunday night. The documentary will air on Showtime beginning in February.

The search is on in London for extras for the party scenes in the upcoming Queen bio-pic. An ad posted on the band’s official Instagram account says, “Party People needed for the major feature film Bohemian Rhapsody,” followed by the E-mail address of Two10 Casting.

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