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Tom Petty Addresses ‘That Sam Smith Thing,’ Laments That News Picked Up the Story

“How it got out to the press is beyond Sam or myself.”

01/30/2015

Sam Smith L (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for iHeartMedia) & Tom Petty R  (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Tom Petty Addresses Sam Smith Lawsuit, Calls It A “Musical Accident”

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.

01/29/2015

(Courtesy of Capitol Music Group)

Tom Petty Would Not Receive A Grammy If Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” Win’s One

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.

01/26/2015

(Courtesy of Capitol Records)

Sam Smith Must Pay Tom Petty Songwriting Royalties for ‘Stay With Me’

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.”

01/26/2015

Photo by David Banks/Getty Images News

A High Stakes Playlist for a High Stakes Man [Playlist]

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.

11/07/2014

(Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Steve Winwood Rocks Out With Tom Petty In Philadelphia

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.

09/16/2014

New Noise at Nine - The Best New Music Thursday / Thursday nights at 9 hosted by Ryan Arnold

New Noise at Nine includes Clapton & Tom Petty, Mike Doughty, and Chicago’s Twin Peaks.

New Noise at Nine is the best of New Music Thursday on 93XRT. This week’s show is a unique show – 8 of ‘em have never been played on New Noise at Nine. Starting with… […]

08/21/2014

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Bonnaroo - June 16th, 2013 (photo by Nate Azark)

Prepare For Tom Petty — This Week’s Friday Feature

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.

08/21/2014

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Bonnaroo - June 16th, 2013 (photo by Nate Azark)

Tom Petty Friday Feature

Is the concept of being the leader of an American rock & roll band inconsistent with the role of frontman for a national institution? It’s been over 35 years since Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers […]

08/19/2014

(Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)

From Sam Smith To Tom Petty: 10 Songs That Sound Like Other Songs [Playlist]

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 […]

08/12/2014

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