“How it got out to the press is beyond Sam or myself.”
Mired in a lawsuit over the similarity between “Stay With Me” and “I Won’t Back Down”, Sam Smith was forced to give Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne songwriting credits on his Grammy nominated single. Petty recently addressed the situation, something he says isn’t out of the ordinary for musicians.
With the news earlier today of Sam Smith having to pay Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne royalties over the similarities of “Stay With Me” and “I Won’t Back Down”, one question that arose was the Grammy eligibility of Petty & Lynne should Smith win.
Smith was ordered to pay Petty royalties for his hit single “Stay With Me,” which sounded a lot like Petty’s 1989 track “I Won’t Back Down.”
By now you have probably heard about, or should have heard about, daredevil Nik Wallenda’s great tightrope walking feat. After already having tightroped over the Little Colorado River Gorge and Niagara Falls, Wallenda picked the city of Chicago as the home for his latest stunt.
Although Steve Winwood & Tom Petty left fans beaming after their XRT Show at the United Center in August, the two musicians hadn’t joined one another to perform on stage together on their current tour.
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It’s been over 35 years since the group formed in Gainesville, and they’re now among the most popular groups of all time, having sold over 60 million records! They are, of course, members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the headliners of one of the year’s musical highlights, Saturday’s night’s XRT Show at the United Center with very special guest, Steve Winwood.
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Many songs undeniably sound alike for various reasons, from chords to tempo or a familiar riff. The latest hit from British singer-songwriter “Stay With Me” follows the same four-chord progression as Tom Petty’s “I Won’t […]