When transgender actress Alexis Arquette died, Petty comforted Alexis’s sister... and later paid tribute to Alexis at his final concert.
Samir HusseinTom Petty’s widow has issued legal threats against his eldest daughter, Adria, accusing her of planning to create a Paul Newman-style range of salad dressings using her father’s image.The new allegations are part of a broader feud between Dana and Petty’s daughters from his first marriage that is ultimately about control of the Petty estate and intellectual property. Dana is the sole trustee of her late husband’s trust, however, Variety reports, the trust directs her to establish an entity to control Petty’s catalog, with, crucially, “equal participation” from his daughters. Daughters Adria and Annakim have interpreted “equal participation” to mean they should get control of the entity by a two-thirds majority vote. Dana Petty, who was married to Tom for the last 10 years of his life, has now accused Adria of sending her abusive text messages as a bitter struggle for control of the late rocker’s estate escalates, Page Six reports.The latest legal blast from Dana comes after Adria alleged in probate court that Dana has been “misappropriating” money from Petty’s estate and intellectual property for her own gain.Dana has strongly denied these claims, and in the new court documents filed by Dana and seen by Page Six, she says, “Adria wanted to authorize Tom’s name and likeness to be used to promote products akin to Paul Newman, whose face adorns bottles of salad dressing and so on. But Tom would never have permitted such a thing, he never ‘sold out’ while he was alive and refused to do any such thing despite numerous opportunities. Dana is certain Tom’s fans would also find it a sad perversion of Tom’s legacy.”Adria, who is Petty’s eldest daughter by his first wife, Jane, is a film director and artist living in New York. Alex Weingarten, the lawyer for Adria and Annakim, told Page Six the allegations in Dana’s new court filing are “completely false” and accused the stepmother of having failed to properly manage Tom’s intellectual property and music catalogue.Weingarten said, “Dana and her lawyer are basing their case on smoke and mirrors. Every claim they make is demonstrably false. Adria and Annakim are laser focused on one thing—honoring and protecting their father’s legacy and enforcing the terms of his trust, as written.” The rock icon died at the age of 66 from an accidental overdose in 2017. According to an autopsy, Petty’s system was found to have traces of fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetyl fentanyl, and despropionyl fentanyl. He was said by his family to have been suffering agonizing pain from a broken hip but wanted to continue to tour.In her new filing, Dana includes “abusive” text messages allegedly sent to her by Adria regarding the cover design for the four-CD box set of Tom’s posthumous work, An American Treasure. After Dana suggested an alternative cover, Adria fired back, “It looks like a redneck joke to me... don’t come in and fuck things up that I’ve been working on for months.”Dana’s attorney Adam Streisand told Page Six, “Dana Petty would have done almost anything to avoid all of this. Over the past weeks and months, however, the behavior of her stepdaughters Adria and Annakim has gone from unconscionable to unhinged—and it needs to be stopped.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
“My recollection was that it was a great day. It was maybe the most fun of the days, for me,” says Dylan of his onscreen instrument-shopping excursion with his late friend.
"I was crying my eyes out every night during the edit," says Petty's daughter Adria, who combed through vintage photos and footage of her father to create the clip
In his final on-camera interview for the upcoming documentary “Echo in the Canyon,” Tom Petty spoke about the magic of the Laurel Canyon music scene in the 1960s.“California was like this legendary paradise,” the “Free Fallin'” singer said in the trailer.The documentary features a collection of interviews from legendary musicians including the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, the Beatles’ Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton, who describe the folk music scene as it developed.Also Read: New Tom Petty Clip 'Keep a Little Soul' Features Vintage Footage, Silly High Jinks, Nipples (Video)The interviews, which were conducted by Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers, also were with Stephen Stills, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Graham Nash, The Mamas and the Papas’ Michelle Phillips and Jackson Browne. Other musicians not from that specific era who spoke of that scene’s influence include Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Norah Jones and Regina Spektor.Originally a concert that took place at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre in 2015, Echo in the Canyon featured of songs from that era performed by artists including Dylan, Apple, Cat Power, Beck and others. Archival footage from that period, as well as rehearsal and studio footage of the musicians performing at the concert, are intercut throughout the film.Also Read: Tom Petty Music Sales Surge 6,216 Percent on Day of His Death: Here's What People Bought“Echo in the Canyon” opened at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was the first documentary chosen for the opening-night slot at LAFF.The film is directed by former music journalist, record producer and label executive Andrew Slater. “Echo in the Canyon” is a Mirror Films production and is distributed by Greenwich Entertainment.“Echo in the Canyon” will premiere in Los Angeles on May 24 at Arclight’s Cinerama Dome and The Landmark. Read original story Tom Petty Gives Final On-Camera Interview in ‘Echo in the Canyon’ (Video) At TheWrap
The rock star's daughters from his first marriage are fighting with his second wife over the management of his estate.
Tom Petty‘s widow is saying she cannot properly manage his estate because she believes the late rocker’s daughters are teaming up to push her out of managing his estate. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Dana Petty is asking the court to execute an operating agreement that would appoint a manager with day-to-day […] The post Tom Petty’s Widow and Daughters Locked in Bitter Battle Over His Music appeared first on The Blast.