NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins performs in concert at The Beacon Theatre on April 4, 2016 in New York City.

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TOM PETTY’s Family Reveals Official Cause of Death: WMMR.com

The family of Tom Petty revealed that his official cause of death was an accidental overdose of fentanyl, oxycodone and other medications. Prior to his death in October, it was reported that he was put on life support after being found unresponsive. After doctors found no sign of brain activity, the decision was made to take him off of life support.

Petty’s family says he “suffered from many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip… which had graduated to a full-on break, and the pain was simply unbelievable, and was the cause for his over-use of medication”. Their statement also addresses the current opioid crisis, pointing out that many additions begin with a simple injury.

D’Arcy Wretzky Won’t Be Part of the SMASHING PUMPKINS Reunion: Loudwire

Rumors have been swirling about a reunion of the classic Smashing Pumpkins lineup, but former bassist D’Arcy Wretzky says she will not be taking part. Wretzky writes, “My apologies to all of the Pumpkins fans out there who are excited about this oncoming reunion tour. I know this is a huge disappointment for me, as well, but it’s not going to happen [with me].” She further revealed that the band will launch a summer tour with James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin joining Billy Corgan, and that will begin in July.

SLAYER Announce That Next Tour Will Be Their Last: Loudwire

In a teaser clip, Slayer announced that another tour is forthcoming, but the difference this time is that it will be their final tour as a band. The thrash legends did not announce the dates of the tour, but it’ll probably begin this summer, with Lamb of God and Anthrax joining them.

Singer/bassist Tom Araya has said in recent interviews that touring has become more difficult over the years, and that he’d like to spend more time with his family.