TOM PETTY MUDCRUTCH – ” Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door ” (Dylan Cover) Boston 15th June 2016 Orlando Shooting Lyrics “

Posted: June 17, 2016 in MUSIC
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Tom Petty changed the lyrics to the Dylan classic “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando last weekend. You can see it at about the four-minute mark in the fan-filmed clip above.

Petty, performing with his revived pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch, played a version of Dylan’s 1973 song midway through his set last night at the House of Blues in Boston. In the third verse, he notably altered Dylan’s original line of “Ma’, take my guns and put them in the ground.” In the new version, Petty replaced “guns” with “automatic weapons,” a clear reference to the tragic events that unfolded at a gay nightclub in Petty’s home state of Florida.

At least 49 people were killed in the killing rampage, with many others still clinging to life. The incident has sparked a wave of responses from musicians everywhere.

Tom Petty has often a place for the song “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” in his concert sets, including recent Mudcrutch stops at New York’s Webster Hall and Philadelphia’s Fillmore – though there have not been reports of any lyrical updates at those shows. Mudcrutch, whose members also include Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench .

Petty and his Heartbreakers memorably toured with Bob Dylan in 1986 as Dylan backing band , just before they co-founded the Travelling Wilburys with George Harrison Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison.

Mudcrutch“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” (Dylan Cover) Live in Boston 15th June 2016 With Orlando Shooting Lyrics, Tom Petty Changes The 3rd Verse In Tribute To The Victims Of The Orlando Nightclub Shooting. at the Boston House Of Blues.

 

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