Despite the premature reports of Tom Petty's death, everyone knew it was a matter of time. John Mayer simply wanted that time to come later -- after the terrible day that had already brought us a massacre in Vegas had passed.
It wasn't to be. Tom Petty died at 8:40PM Pacific time, capping a bad day with another reason to mourn.
Meanwhile, Coldplay was in concert the same night and honored Tom Petty with a cover of arguably his biggest hit.