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Tom Petty awarded co-writing credit for Sam Smith tune

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Over the weekend, The Sun reported that Sam Smith had quietly and amicably settled a copyright dispute with Tom Petty over the likeness between Smith’s three-time Grammy-nominated “Stay With Me” and Petty’s Full Moon Fever hit “I Won’t Back Down,” co-written with ELO’s Jeff Lynne. In a statement to Rolling Stone, Smith’s reps have confirmed that “Stay With Me” is now co-credited to Petty ... Read More »

Headlines.

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IN OTHER NEWS Van Halen, John Fogerty, Ringo and much more. We can confirm that Van Halen has something brewing for this year. Stay tuned. David Lee Roth‘s very brief radio career in 2006 is just a memory now, but he’s keeping the memory alive by posting excerpts of it on his website. John Fogerty will soon be announcing tour ... Read More »

Best Ever?

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QUEEN: Freddie Is the Champion Mercury has been named rock’s best frontman by music site FDRMX. Freddie Mercury is the best band frontman in history — at least according to the website FDRMX – First Dedicated Real Music Exchange. The site’s editors write, “Freddie was much more than a singer. His early persona was androgynous, theatrical and over the top… As a ... Read More »

New Tour.

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STEELY DAN: Spring Fling The band will tour in April around two Coachella appearances. Steely Dan have put together a short tour they’re calling Rockabye Gollie Angel to surround their appearances at the Coachella festival in Indio, California on April 10th and 17th. A post on the Steely Facebook page says, “That’s it for now… Until Next Time…” Read More »

Alice’s Auction.

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ALICE COOPER: Sold, Sold, Sold He sold some of his classic cars last week at the Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Alice Cooper was one of the many celebrities in attendance last week at the Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was there to sell some his classic cars, and among them were: 1969 Camaro 396 SS – $51,700 1967 Camaro ... Read More »

European Appearance.

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BRIAN WILSON, DONOVAN: Berlin-Bound for Film Fest Both are associated with movies being screened at the 65th annual Berlin International Film Festival. Brian Wilson and Donovan will appear at next month’s Berlin International Film Festival. Each is associated with movies to be screened at the 65th annual event. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Love and Mercy, the Wilson bio-pic that was shown at ... Read More »