9:07 p.m. PT UPDATE: Tom Petty's manager announced that the singer has died.
Tom Petty, the gaunt, unassuming rocker with the sly grin, sleepy demeanor and biting voice whose decades of American rock 'n' roll hitmaking put him among the best-selling music artists of all time, has died, his manager announced Monday night. He was 66.
Someone should give Guardian journalist Alexis Petridis a cup of tea for making it through his interview with Marilyn Manson. I'd call it predictably bizarre, but honestly that's a complete oxymoron in this case.