Tom Petty Awarded Royalties For Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’


Tom Petty has been awarded songwriting royalties for Sam Smith’s hit song “Stay With Me.” In April 2014 when Smith’s “Stay With Me” was released listeners began to point out the resemblance to Petty’s 1989 song “I Won’t Back Down.” Petty’s lawyers followed suit, recognizing the similarities, which resulted in Petty and Smith settling out of court back in October.More »


Paul McCartney And Kanye West Team Up On New Rihanna Track


Paul McCartney has teamed up with Kanye West and Rihanna for Rihanna’s latest single. “FourFiveSeconds” features McCartney on keyboards and acoustic guitars while Rihanna sings, “I think I’ve had enough. / I might get a little drunk / I say what’s on my mind / I might do a little time / ‘Cause all of my kindness is taken for weakness.” West also raps on the track.More »


Ronnie James Dio Memorial Event Confirmed For May


Ronnie James Dio’s widow, Wendy, has announced final details for a fifth-anniversary remembrance of her late husband in Los Angeles. The memorial event, scheduled to take place May 15-17, will feature a free public memorial set for May 16 near his gravesite at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Former band members and friends are expected to speak and perform during the three days.More »