KSLX Blogs

Tom Petty awarded co-writing credit for Sam Smith tune

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 »

Remembering Martin Luther King Junior

The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior — born January 15th, 1929 — was a pastor, crusader and the youngest man ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. His name has become synonymous with the civil rights struggle. He enrolled in Morehouse College at age 15 and found his calling. Before graduating with a sociology degree, he was ordained a minister. In 1955, ... Read More »

2015 Most Anticipated Albums

A new year brings the promise of new sounds. Some of them have been in the works, it seems, for ages. Others will arrive as huge surprises. Legends return, even as newer supergroups stake their claims. Couple that with highly anticipated reissues, and 2015 is off to a fast start. Here’s a gallery of our 20 most anticipated rock albums ... Read More »

Robert Plant to headline 2015 Mountain Jam

Just a week after Robert Plant was announced as the headliner at 2015′s BottleRock Festival in Napa, Calif., the singer has unveiled another U.S. festival date, this one at the Mountain Jam fest in Hunter, N.Y. The festival is scheduled to take place at the Hunter Mountain ski resort from June 4-7. In addition to Plant, this year’s lineup includes the Black ... Read More »

Elton John & The Who Headline New Orleans Jazz Fest

Photo courtesy of Mike Smith of MNR Images. If you were looking to start your summer early this year, you may want to make a trip down to New Orleans for the 2015 Jazz Fest. Not only will the event feature over 500 artists, but the legendary Elton John and The Who are headlining it. There will also be performances ... Read More »

Clean Off Your Desk Day…

Yesterday, (Monday) was officially Clean Off Your Desk Day.  I asked what was the weirdest thing you found when you cleaned out your desk or someone elses!  My desk was pretty uneventful with just expired pain reliever (3 years past the date) some condiment packages, and a lot of paper I really didn’t need anymore.  I also unloaded all of ... Read More »