November 4, 2016


Foo Fighters Ending Hiatus to Honor Tom Petty

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Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

Hiatus, schmiatus! Foo Fighters, despite their self-induced hiatus that they set into motion last November, are reuniting. But they're not coming back for just any ol' reason. They're joining in holy band-imony in the name of Tom Petty.

The Pettizer is being honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year, NME reports, and a whole bunch of artists are gathering to celebrate.

On Feb. 10, the Foos, along with Stevie NicksKings of Leon, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Jeff Lynne and Randy Newman will all play in one place, with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers headlining the event. Neil Portnow, president/CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares, said in a statement:

“Tom burst into our musical consciousness and never let go. His brand of rock and roll benefits from a celebratory rebelliousness, infectious rhythms and unforgettable lyrics that are incised in our imaginations. His artistic talents coupled with his quiet philanthropy make him a great MusiCares Person of the Year honoree, and we are very fortunate to have the support of our Board, past honorees and the musical community around this special event.”

Previous MusiCares Persons of the Year include Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Neil Young and Neil Diamond.

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