The event will raise funds for both @MusiCares and @FoodBank4NYC.
The album that Petty produced for Shannon, the fine, spirited 'Drop Down And Get Me,' entered the Billboard 200 on 12 December 1981.
The ceremony took place on what would have been the late rock legend's 68th birthday,
The Grammy-winning 1988 album has its 30th anniversary marked with a limited edition release.
The much-acclaimed Champions played The Long Road's Honky Tonk Stage on the festival's second day.
Don Was is a widely-respected artist, producer and record label boss and overall Renaissance man.
The new edition includes 24-tracks released digitally in April alongside an exclusive third with guest stars including Bruce Springsteen and Richie Sambora.
The nominees for the Billboard 2018 Music Awards are out with Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran leading the pack with 15 nominations each.
In the absence of Mark Knopfler, former bandmate John Illsley did the honours as Dire Straits took their place in the Hall of Fame.
The much-acclaimed George Harrison tribute film Concert For George featuring Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and more is to be screened in selected US theaters
Grammy Awards-winning country star Chris Stapleton has announced an extensive All-American Road Show tour for the summer and fall of 2018.
Ann Wilson, singer with veteran North American rockers Heart is to record a solo album of songs honouring David Bowie, Tom Petty, Chris Cornell
A new photographic exhibition showing iconic images of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix by photographer Robert Knight is to open in LA
Pat DiNizio, vocalist and songwriter with New Jersey rockers The Smithereens has died at the age of 62 after suffering ill health
A personal account of time spent with Tom Petty as he broke in the UK, teamed up with Stevie Nicks, and opened up about his childhood.
Tom Petty, frontman of much-loved US rock band The Heartbreakers, has died after suffering a fatal heart attack at his California home aged 66