Metal and Rock Celebrities React to Tom Petty’s Death


We’re all still gutted about the unexpected death of Tom Petty, a true music icon whose reach and influence extended into all genres. As proof of that, several notable metal and hard rock musicians have taken to Twitter to express their fondness for and memories of the legendary rocker. Find a few of those highlights below.

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)

Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

Michael Sweet (Stryper)

Travis Barker (Blink 182)

Clint Lowery (Sevendust)

Sammy Hagar

Kid Rock

Paul Stanley (Kiss)

Derrick Green (Sepultura)

Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

Rikki Rockett (Poison)

Zach Myers (Shinedown)

Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, Sons of Apollo)

Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy)

Frank Bello (Anthrax)

Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks)

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo)

Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

David Coverdale (Whitesnake)

Morgan Rose (Sevendust)

Brendon Small (Dethklok, Galaktikon)

Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)


Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)

Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!)

Stephen Pearcy (Ratt)

Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)

Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, Bad Wolves, ex-God Forbid)




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