Tag Archives: Tom Petty

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 »

Classic Rock Records Stand 1-2-3 on the Album Chart

Photos by Jerod Harris/Larry Busacca, Getty Images If rock and roll is dead, Tom Petty and Eric Clapton didn’t get the memo — and neither did the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ The two iconic artists have respectively claimed the No. 1 and 2 positions on the latest Billboard Album Charts, with the vintage rock-heavy ‘Guardians’ soundtrack hot on their heels ... Read More »