Watch Kurt Vile Perform a Stripped-Down Cover of Tom Petty's "Learning to Fly"

At a recent SiriusXMU live session Kurt Vile performed a cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Learning to Fly.” Accompanied only by a percussion backing track and his own looped acoustic guitar, Vile took a laid-back country-tinged approach to Petty’s classic 1991 song.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.