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Petty Turns Blind Eye To Chili Peppers 'Plagiarism'

LATEST: Rocker TOM PETTY has vowed to turn a blind eye to allegations the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS plagiarised one of his songs. The band stood accused of lifting key aspects of their latest single...

Surprises In Store At Bonnaroo

The fifth Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival in Tennessee, the world's most successful festival, was all about surprises this weekend (15-18JUN06) as TOM PETTY, BRIGHT EYES and former GRATEFUL DEAD star PHIL LESH served up...

Bonnaroo Sell Out Makes Tennessee Festival World's Best

US rock show BONNAROO has become the world's top-grossing festival after selling out in record time. The three-day event, which takes place in Tennessee this weekend (16-18JUN06), failed to sell out in 2005 and promoters...

Petty Considers Chili Peppers Lawsuit

TOM PETTY is reportedly considering suing RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS over allegations they plagiarised one of his songs. The band have been accused of lifting key aspects of their latest single DANI CALIFORNIA from Petty's...

Nicks Joins Petty For Last Tour

STEVIE NICKS has signed on to join old pal TOM PETTY on the road for what is billed as the grizzled rocker's last tour. The FLEETWOOD MAC star, who scored a huge hit with Petty...

Radio Dj Accuses Chili Peppers Of Plagiarism

American radio DJ DAN GAFFNEY has accused RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS of plagiarising one of TOM PETTY's hits. Gaffney, from WGMD in Delaware, and his producer JARED MORRIS alleged last week (17MAY06) that the band's...

Petty Cancels Tickets To Tackle Touts

US rocker TOM PETTY has cancelled almost 500 concert tickets issued to fan club members, after they were resold for a higher price online. The REFUGEE hitmaker's management and Ticketmaster took the decision because they...

Petty Goes It Alone Again

Rocker TOM PETTY has gone solo again on his new album and plans to wow fans with his drumming skills. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker has ditched his longtime backing band THE HEARTBREAKERS again to work...

Is It The End Of The Line For Petty?

TOM PETTY's 30th anniversary tour this summer (06) could be the rocker's last major outing - because he fears he hasn't got the energy for big treks anymore. The summer dates in North America come...

Petty's Stagefright

Music legend TOM PETTY gets so nervous before gigs he loses the ability to speak. Despite a career spanning 30 years, the AMERICAN GIRL singer suffers from crippling stagefright. He explains, "I'm really nervous before...

Petty Enthused By Rockumentary

LATEST: Rocker TOM PETTY can't wait for fans to see the documentary PETER BOGDANOVICH is shooting of him and his band on tour. THE LAST PICTURE SHOW director is following TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS...

Petty Threatens To Stop Touring

Rock legend TOM PETTY has hinted his tour career could soon come to an end, because he is tiring of life on the road. The 55-year-old, whose band TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS is celebrating...

Petty To Feature In Bogdanovich Rockumentary

TOM PETTY is the latest rocker to feature in an on-the-road documentary, thanks to revered movie-maker PETER BOGDANOVICH. THE LAST PICTURE SHOW director will follow Petty and his band as they tour America with PEARL...

Downloading Upsets Tyler

AEROSMITH star STEVEN TYLER is bitter about Internet downloading because his back catalogue is suddenly worthless. The rocker insists he and his peers suffer every time a fan downloads their back catalogue - because they...

Radiohead To Join Petty At Bonnaroo

British rockers RADIOHEAD will join TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS at this summer's (06) annual Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival. BECK, ELVIS COSTELLO, DAMIAN MARLEY and THE NEVILLE BROTHERS are also signed up to...

Petty: 'I Will Never Overcharge Fans'

TOM PETTY refuses to charge high ticket prices for his concerts, as he fears the move would prevent hard-up fans from seeing him more than once. The rock legend is aware he could be...

Petty Still Devastated By Harrison's Death

Veteran rocker TOM PETTY is still unable to think about the death of former BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON - as it "ripped his heart out" when he passed away. Petty, who worked with Harrison in...

Stars Line-up For Extravagant Bat Mitzvah Party

50 CENT, TOM PETTY, STEVIE NICKS and members of AEROSMITH and THE EAGLES joined forces to create one of the year's greatest live line-ups at the weekend (26-27NOV05), when they played a private Bat Mitzvah...

Kanye To Be Honoured By Billboard

Rapper KANYE WEST is set to receive one of music trade paper Billboard's biggest honours when he's presented with the Artist Achievement Award at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. West will pick up his...

Petty Gets Top Billboard Honour

Rocker TOM PETTY is to be honoured with the prestigious Billboard Century Award in December (05), 13 years after he presented GEORGE HARRISON with the first one. The award, Billboard's highest honour for creative...

Tom Petty Thanks Crowe On New Soundtrack

Rocker TOM PETTY has served up two brand new songs for movie maker CAMERON CROWE as a thank you for his early interest in TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS. The soundtrack of Crowe's new...

Crowe Gives New Bands A Boost On Film Soundtrack

Film-maker and music lover CAMERON CROWE is using the soundtrack for his latest film to highlight the talents of artists he discovered while making the project. The ALMOST FAMOUS director has included tracks by...

Petty Learns Indian Plight From Cherokee Grandmother

TOM PETTY has great empathy for Native Americans who struggle to forget their Indian roots because his grandmother endured a life of oppression because of her Cherokee blood. The FREE FALLIN' rocker recalls his...

Petty On The Hunt For Answers To Family Mystery

Rocker TOM PETTY is still keen to uncover a family mystery because he thinks his grandfather was on the run after killing a man. The AMERICAN GIRL singer claims a huge part of his...

Petty's New Found Fame

Rock veteran TOM PETTY is thrilled to find he's a sex symbol at the age of 54 after discovering a new young fanbase. The AMERICAN GIRL star encourages new fans by deliberately keeping ticket...

Williams: 'I'm Up There With Dylan'

US country star LUCINDA WILLIAMS associates herself with legends including BOB DYLAN and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, because she believes her talents are as good as the "great writers" of music. Many stars still revere the...

Petty Reveals All In New Book

Rocker TOM PETTY is revealing everything in a new tell-all - the first book the reclusive star has authorised. The LEARNING TO FLY hitmaker sat down with writer PAUL ZOLLO to chat about his...

Crowes Soar Without Record Deal

Unsigned southern rockers THE BLACK CROWES are being courted by a host of major and independent record labels following the resounding success of their current reunion tour. The WISER TIME band, who reunited in...

Black Crowes Join Petty On Tour

Reformed southern rockers THE BLACK CROWES will join TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS on tour in America this summer (05). The REMEDY hitmakers, who are currently in the middle of a seven-night reunion stint...

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