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Brendon Urie to Trump Campaign: “Stop Playing My Song”

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Brendon Urie, co-founder and frontman of Panic! At The Disco, told US President Donald Trump to stop using their music for his campaign rallies.READ MORE

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Tom Petty’s Family Blocks Trump from Using “I Won’t Back Down” in Rallies

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The family of late music icon Tom Petty stops President Trump from using the song "I Won't Back Down." Tom's estate issued a cease and desist order, in an announcement Sunday, June 21.READ MORE

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Box Set To Include 60 Previously Unreleased Songs

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Tom Petty's family and former bandmates have curated a four-disc album featuring 60 unreleased songs from the late singer-songwriter. The collection titled 'American Treasure' will be released later this year.READ MORE

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Legendary Musician Tom Petty Died Of Accidental Drug Overdose, Coroner Confirms

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Tom Petty’s cause of death was an accidental drug overdose, according to the official coroner’s report. Petty died in October 2017, just 66 years old.READ MORE


Spotify Faces $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit From Neil Young, Tom Petty Publisher Wixen

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Sweden-based music streaming company, Spotify, is facing another lawsuit. Wixen Music Publishing alleged that the company has not acquired proper licensing to a lot of the songs included in its music library.READ MORE

Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performs on the main stage on day 2 of The Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park on June 22, 2012 in Newport, Isle of Wight.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Announce 40th Anniversary Tour & Tickets Are Going Fast

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have just announced plans for an upcoming 2017 40th Anniversary Tour, to celebrate their first record hitting the shelves in 1976. Th tour is slated to launch on April 20 and will hit a mixture of arenas, stadiums and festivals before wrapping up in late-July.READ MORE

Tom Petty on January 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California

Summer Camp Music Festival 2016 Festival Lineup: Mudcrutch, Big Grizmatiz, More Added

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Summer Camp Music Festival has announced the second phase to its 2016 lineup. Among those included in the lineup are Mudcrutch, the forerunners to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers which is making a comeback and preparing a new album, Big Grizmatik, the super trio of Big Gigantic, Griz and Gramatik, The Roots, Excision and Ani DiFranco.READ MORE

Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performs on the main stage on day 2 of The Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park on June 22, 2012 in Newport, Isle of Wight.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Fenway Park Gig Aired on Palladia Thanksgiving Takeover

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As part of Palladia's "Tom Petty Thanksgiving Takeover," the premium cable music channel aired the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers gig at Fenway Park on Nov. 29 at 9 p.m, giving Petty fans around the world something to be thankful for.READ MORE

Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performs onstage at What Stage during day 4 of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 16, 2013 in Manchester, Tennessee

Tom Petty, SiriusXM Partner for New Radio Channel with Exclusive Heartbreakers Concert Stream

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Although Tom Petty had a previous run around with SiriusXM while hosting 'Tom Petty's Burried Treasure' for nine seasons straight, the "Free Fallin'" singer is slated to man his own station on the satellite radio network, simply titled Tom Petty Radio. Set for arrival on Nov. 20, Petty will be the station's very first DJ on SiriusXM's Channel 31.READ MORE

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Tom Petty Biography Reveals He Was a Heroin Addict in the '90s

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In a new unauthorized biography about the Heartbreaker's frontman, Tom Petty revealed he was addicted to heroin in the '90s when the rocker hit a sort of mid-life crisis that spiraled out of control.READ MORE

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Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks & Haim Perform 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around' [WATCH]

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Kicking off their two-night gig at Inglewood, California's the Forum Monday night; the Foo Fighters shocked the crowd with a gathering of special guests from the enchanting Stevie Nicks to the sisters in Haim. With Grohl still fastened atop his guitar-themed throne and lacking Tom Petty, he and Nicks sang a duet of "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" with Haim offering backup vocal assistance on the 'Bella Donna' track.READ MORE


Ranking '1776' Track-by-Track for July 4th: John Adams, Ben Franklin...America!

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The July 4th weekend approaches and that means your correspondent will engage in his yearly tradition of putting on the soundtrack to the Broadway musical 1776, nothing singing along and thanking the Lord that someone saw fit to give John Adams some credit for his significant role within the creation of this nation. The musical, composed by Sherman Edwards, revolves largely around Adams and Benjamin Franklin as they pressure Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence and the rest of the Continental Congress to sign it. Join as as we count down the tracks from the original Broadway cast, ranking them from least to most excellent.READ MORE

Sam Smith

Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Under Attack from Another '80s Songwriter...Plaintiff Wants Grammy

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Sam Smith's hit "Stay With Me" is under a new bit of legal pressure as another songwriter has come forward claiming that Smith and his songwriting team stole inspiration. Mark Halper (not the famous Hollywood photographer) claims that during his song "Don't Throw Our Love Away" from 1986, he opens with the phrase "stay with me," which he refers to as a "significant phrase."READ MORE

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Tom Petty Issues Statement on Sam Smith "Stay With Me," "I Won't Back Down" Songwriting Credit: "The Word Lawsuit Was Never Even Said"

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It's been a week filled with controversy for Tom Petty and Sam Smith. On Monday (Jan. 26), Petty was given a songwriting credit on Smith's breakout In The Lonely Hour single "Stay With Me," due to similarities between that track and Petty's 1989 single "I Won't Back Down." And despite the flurry of media attention about the news, both Smith and Petty have dismissed the matter as really not a big deal.READ MORE

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Sam Smith Calls Tom Petty 'Stay With Me' Drama 'Coincidence': 'I Won't Back Down' Singer Not Eligible for Grammy

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Two more co-writers have been given credit for one of 2014's biggest hits, "Stay With Me." Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, of Electric Light Orchestra, were added to the list of song creators after similarities were spotted between the Sam Smith ballad and "I Won't Back Down." Representatives for the young singer admitted to hearing similarities, but they want to make it clear that it is all just a big coincidence, "Rolling Stone" noted. Furthermore, Petty is not eligible for a Grammy.READ MORE

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