The Killers perform 'American Girl' in tribute to Tom Petty at Rock Hall induction

Music 18/04/2018

This year's Rock and Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony was packed full of some incredible performances, with hits from The Cars, The Moody Blues and Bon Jovi it was a brilliant night.

Early 2000's rock band, The Killers, performed at the ceremony too, paying tribute to the incredible, Tom Petty who sadly passed away in October last year.

The band performed a cover of Petty's hit 'American Girl' finishing the performance by segueing briefly into another Petty classic, 'Free Fallin'.

During the performance photos of Petty flashed across the screen.

The Killers have cited Petty's mainstream-rock sensibilities as an inspiration. In 2012, when discussing their fourth studio album Battle Born, drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. told Fuse, "The Petty flavor is in us. It might have an ingredient or two [in our sound]."

Source: Rolling Stone