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Previously Unheard Tom Petty Song Confusion Wheel Hits Streaming Services

A previously unheard track by the late Tom Petty has hit streaming services.The music legend's estate has released 1994's 'Confusion Wheel', which is set to feature on the upcoming 'Wildflowers and All the Rest' boxset....

Tom Petty Outtakes Album Set For Release This Year

A collection of outtakes from Tom Petty's 1994 album 'Wildflowers' is set for release this year.Adria Petty - whose father died from an accidental overdose in October 2017 - revealed that while the project of...

Tom Petty's Family Ban Trump From Using Song

Tom Petty's family have sent a cease and desist letter to President Donald Trump after he played 'I Won't Back Down' at a campaign rally.The late singer's widow Dana, ex-wife Jane, and children Adria and...

Tom Petty Music Publishers Sue Spotify For More Than One Billion

Spotify has landed itself a lawsuit of $1.6 billion for allegedly using songs by the likes of Tom Petty and others without a license from the publishers. It's not the first time the streaming service...

Kelly Jones Remembers Stuart Cable On New Stereophonics Track

Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones has paid tribute to Stuart Cable after reflecting on his late friend in a new song.The Welsh group's drummer tragically died seven years ago at the age of 40, after he...

Ezra Koenig Dedicates Show To Tom Petty

Ezra Koenig has dedicated a show to Tom Petty. The Vampire Weekend frontman paid tribute to the late music legend, who passed away last week aged 66, by doing his Beats 1 show 'Time Crisis'...

Bruce Springsteen Pays Tribute To Tom Petty

Bruce Springsteen has paid tribute to his ''long lost brother'' Tom Petty. The 'Born To Run' hitmaker has been left ''heartbroken'' after the loss of his pal - who passed away on Monday (02.10.17) aged...

Rip Tom Petty: Fans Left Heartbroken By Rock Legend's Death

The world has lost another musical legend as it's revealed that Tom Petty has passed away at the age of 66 earlier this week following a cardiac arrest. The sad announcement comes just days after...

Mick Fleetwood Says Malibu Guitar Festival Will Be 'Great'

Mick Fleetwood says the Malibu Guitar Festival is going to be ''great''.The 69-year-old former drummer of Fleetwood Mac is joining the band's former guitarist Rick Vito in his side project The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band...

Tom Petty Loves Performing In England

Tom Petty loves nothing more than performing in England. The 66-year-old musician - who makes up Petty and The Heartbreakers - is set to headline at the Barclaycard British Summer Time in London's Hyde Park...

Tom Petty To Be Honoured With All-star Tribute Concert As 2017'S Musicares Person Of The Year

Tom Petty has been announced as 2017's MusiCares Person Of The Year and will be honoured with an award from the charity at a special gala and tribute concert held at the Los Angeles Convention...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Stars Remember Rock Royalty Jj Cale: Social Media Explodes After Songwriter's Death

The legendary singer/songwriter JJ Cale passed away in a California hospital on Friday (26 July) after suffering a heart attack at his nearby home, leaving behind a legacy that wont soon be forgotten. The Grammy-winning...

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