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Tom Petty To Curate His Own Satellite Radio Station

Bosses of SiriusXM have announced plans to launch Tom Petty Radio on 20 November (15) with the rocker as the station's first DJ, playing a two-hour show featuring his songs and commentary....

Stevie Nicks Refused To Record Tom Petty's Brilliant Song

The Fleetwood MAC star has opened up about the first time she heard the song, which became a massive hit for Petty and his band The Heartbreakers in 1985, in Warren Zaynes' new...

Tom Petty Will Never Forget His Dad's Belt Beating

The Free Fallin' singer has opened up about his troubled upbringing in pal Warren Zaynes' upcoming book, Petty: The Biography, and to give fans a taste of what his father was like, he...

Book Author Insists Tom Petty Is Ok With Heroin Use Reveal

The Del Fuegos star makes the big reveal in an unauthorised biography about the leader of the Heartbreakers, and he insists Petty is OK with the news going public. Haynes, who travelled...

Sam Smith Won't Listen To Tom Petty 'I Won't Back Down'

Sam Smith ''refuses'' to listen to Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down'.The 23-year-old singer was previously ordered to pay the songwriter royalties because of similarities between the track and his own song 'Stay With Me',...

Tom Petty Biographer Persuades Former Drummer To Break Silence About Split

Del Fuegos guitarist Warren Zanes, who has written Petty: The Biography about his longtime friend, persuaded Stan Lynch to go on the record about the Runnin' Down a Dream hitmaker. Zanes tells...

Tom Petty Regrets Using Confederate Flag Symbol

Fans of the Southern Cross ensign have been urged to stop flying the flag after racist gunman Dylann Roof used it as a symbol of his hatred for African-Americans, which led to him...

Natalie Imbruglia Releasing New Album

Natalie Imbruglia has announced a new album.The 40-year-old singer is returning with her first record in six years, titled 'Male', while will feature a selection of covers all originally performed and written by men including...

'Uptown Funk!'S Writing Credits Changed To Include The Gap Band

The biggest selling single of the year so far has seen a significant change to its writing credits. Mark Ronson’s record-breaking ‘Uptown Funk!’ now includes the writers of The Gap Band’s 1979 hit ‘Oops Up...

Jeff Lynne Unveils Star On The Walk Of Fame

The 67-year-old British rocker told fans at the ceremony he was humbled by the honour - the 2,548th star. He said, "I never expected to be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame......

Sam Smith Song In Legal Row

Sam Smith's 'Stay with Me' is at the centre of a new legal battle.The award-winning singer has already agreed to pay Tom Petty songwriting royalties over similarities between the track and the 1989 song 'I...

Tom Petty Plays Down Sam Smith Clash

Rocker Tom Petty has insisted he had no intention of launching legal action against Sam Smith after it emerged that they were locked in a financial dispute over similarities in their music.Smith has agreed to...

Sam Smith Confirms Tom Petty And Jeff Lynne Writing Credit

British singer Sam Smith has given Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne a co-writing credit on his single Stay With Me but insists similarities to their 1989 song I Won't Back Down are "a complete coincidence".The...

Stevie Nicks: 'I'd Consider Dropping Fleetwood Mac For The Heatbreakers'

Stevie Nicks would quit Fleetwood Mac in a heartbeat if Tom Petty offered her the chance to become a permanent member of his band The Heartbreakers.Nicks, who joined Petty and his cohorts on the 1981...

Why Is Sam Smith Paying Tom Petty Royalties For 'Stay With Me'?

U.S rocker Tom Petty and ELO's Jeff Lynne have been added as writers of Sam Smith's mega-hit Stay With Me after an out-of-court settlement last October. Both songwriters now hold 12.5 per cent credits each...

Sam Smith To Pay Royalties To Tom Petty And Jeff Lynne - Report

British pop star Sam Smith has reportedly agreed to pay out royalties to rockers Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne over his hit single Stay With Me.The track was released in April (14) and fans were...

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced - Who Got The Nod?

Billboard hits and Platinum records are usually what the top songwriters in music are aiming for when they craft a track, but in the long run, their success can earn them an achievement that is...

Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper And Gloria Estefan Up For Songwriting Hall Of Fame

Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds' are being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.The organisation has announced its 2015 nominees and also among the performing songwriters being considered for inclusion...

Whitney Houston's Music Agent Loses Cancer Battle

Whitney Houston, Tom Petty and Joan Baez's music agent Peter Grosslight has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 68.The William Morris Endeavor board member passed away on Thursday (21Aug14), according to...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Land First U.s. Number One Album

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have scored their first-ever U.S. number one album.Hypnotic Eye becomes the group's first release to top the Billboard 200 in the band's 37-year history. The album sold 131,000 copies...

Tom Petty's Brush With Second Inferno

Rocker Tom Petty almost lost everything he owns in a house fire for the second time in 20 years.The Free Fallin' hitmaker famously lost all his worldly possessions and only just escaped alive when an...

Stevie Nicks Had To Work Hard To Land Petty Duet

Stevie Nicks had to work hard to land a duet with Tom Petty on the classic rock ballad Stop Dragging My Heart Around because he insisted his band the Heartbreakers was a no-girl zone.Petty reveals...

Tom Petty Not A Fan Of His She's The One Soundtrack

Rocker Tom Petty has never listened to the his soundtrack for Ed Burns' 1996 movie She's The One because he insists every track is "crummy" and "terrible".The Free Fallin' hitmaker composed the music for the...

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'

American rock legend Tom Petty reunites with backing band The Heartbreakers for a new record Hypnotic Eye, the first new material in four years.Tom Petty is Back!Early reviews of the record have been pretty positive,...

Tom Petty Rules Out Solo Album

Tom Petty never wants to make another album without his band.The 63-year-old musician recorded a solo record 'Highway Companion' in 2006 but with the release of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' latest album 'Hypnotic Eye'...

Jack Nicholson Tickets Turn Tom Petty Into A Lakers Fan

Tom Petty has become a die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan - thanks to Jack Nicholson.The movie star, who is one of the basketball team's most avid celebrity fans, started giving Petty his courtside seats to...

Tom Petty Recalls 1987 House Fire In New Song

Rocker Tom Petty relived his 1987 house fire while writing new song All You Can Carry and insists he's grateful nobody close to him was killed in the blaze.An arsonist set fire to the American...

Eric Clapton Honouring Late Pal J.j. Cale With New Tribute Album

Rocker Eric Clapton has recruited pals Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and John Mayer for tracks on a new tribute album to honour late singer/songwriter J.J. Cale.The Wonderful Tonight hitmaker has arranged for an all-star line-up...

Neil Young's Pono Player Raises $6.2 Million, But Will We Buy It?

Neil Young was only looking for $800,000 to launch his new Pono Player, but his Kickstarter goal was obliterated in less than 24 hours this week, pulling in $6.2 million. Young's music player - which...

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