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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...

10th April 2015

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...

29th January 2015

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...

27th January 2015

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...

26th January 2015

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...

By Michael West | 26th January 2015

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...

26th January 2015

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...

By Joe DeAndrea | 28th October 2014

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...

16th October 2014

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...

22nd August 2014

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...

6th August 2014

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...

30th July 2014

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...

27th July 2014

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...

25th July 2014

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"I'm old enough to have lived in a country where, if you were willing to work hard, you could have a fairly nice life. You could support your family, and even get a shot at...

25th July 2014

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,...

By Ed Biggs | 25th July 2014

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'...

25th July 2014

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"Rick Rubin was the first vegan I ever met, and his eyes just shine. But I don't know if I can go that far." Rocker Tom Petty, who became a vegetarian at the end of...

21st July 2014

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"I wait until it's really late, get stoned, go to the Jefferson Memorial, and just sit there and read the walls. I've done that a few times." Tom Petty loves to visit his historical hero's...

21st July 2014

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"I'm an addict, man. I'm a sick f**k. I don't light up in the car because people get upset, but I don't understand why I can't light up in a bar or park. I think...

21st July 2014

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...

20th July 2014

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"I didn't really like him, so I never really got to know him. It was many, many years before I believed that people had real relationships with their fathers. I thought they were putting me...

19th July 2014

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...

18th July 2014

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"I'm fine with whatever religion you want to have (but) if I was in a club, and I found out that there had been generations of people abusing children, and then that club was covering...

18th July 2014

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...

1st May 2014

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"I'm still just a s**t kicker from Gainesville (Florida). I just have a lot nicer house." Rocker Tom Petty insisted he has remained humble as he accepted the Founders Award at the ASCAP Pop Awards...

24th April 2014

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...

By Michael West | 16th April 2014

Outside Lands Brings You The 2014 Line-up! Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Duck Sauce, Jagwar Ma And More

Possibly the only major festival where you can enjoy fine gourmet cuisine while rocking out to an eclectic variety of international artists, Outside Lands has now unveiled the 2014 line-up as it prepares to return...

By Holly Williams | 11th April 2014

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Comedian and late night Tv host Jimmy Fallon helped singer Stevie Nicks recreate the video for her 1981 duet with Tom Petty, Stop Draggin' My Heart Around, on Wednesday (09Apr14) by dressing up as the...

10th April 2014

Tom Petty To Be Honoured With Ascap's Founders Award

Veteran rocker Tom Petty will receive the prestigious Founders title at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' (Ascap) Pop Music Awards next month (Apr14).The legendary musician will be celebrated for his outstanding career...

21st March 2014

Neil Young Calls On Big Name Pals To Help Him Launch Pono Campaign

Rock legend Neil Young has teamed up with Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and Tom Petty to launch a Kickstarter.com campaign to raise funds for his new digital music service and player Pono.Springsteen, Vedder, Petty, David...

12th March 2014

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AC DC Drummer Phil Rudd Pleads Guilty To Threats To Kill And Drug Possession

Phil Rudd, the troubled drummer with rock titans AC/DC, pleaded guilty...

David Bowie Reckons Lou Reed's Metallica Collaboration 'Lulu' Was His "Masterpiece"

Never one to back away from a controversial opinion, David Bowie has...

Charli XCX Labels Music Industry "Uncreative"

Charli XCX has criticised the modern music industry as being an “uncreative” place where...

Zayn Malik Breaks Month Long Twitter Silence With Thank You To Supporters

After nearly a month of social media silence, former One Direction member...

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Tributes Paid As Kevin Spacey Steps Down As Artistic Director Of The Old Vic

Stars from throughout the world of theatre came together to praise Kevin...

"They're Dinosaurs; Wow Enough": Second 'Jurassic World' Trailer Revealed

Topping off what’s been an awesome seven days for new movie trailers...

Rita Ora To Reprise Her Role As Mia Grey In The Fifty Shades Sequels

Despite uttering only four lines of dialogue in the first Fifty Shades of...

First Taste Of 'Batman V Superman': Someone's Going To Bleed [Trailer + Pictures]

The first trailer for the DC crossover movie 'Batman v Superman...

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