01:06 AM EDT 08/24/2016
Originally posted 08/10/2016 04:10PM
Time to add another musician to the pile of stars who've landed in court over soundalike songs. Indie noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells are suing Demi Lovato over uncleared samples. Last November, when Lovato's Confident came out, the band tweeted at her, "Demi Lovato flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for 'Stars' but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those." At the time, Lovato's producers denied using the samples, and now the matter's going to court. Reps for Lovato and Sleigh Bells did not respond to request for comment.
Originally posted 08/12/2016 12:30PM
Originally posted 04/05/2016 04:40PM
This week, Everlast, the erstwhile frontman for House of Pain, whose deathless hit "Jump Around" was apparently being played at Donald Trump rallies, took to Twitter to inform Trump that a cease-and-desist order was coming his way if he didn't stop using the song.
Originally posted 01/29/2015 03:05PM
Tom Petty is now speaking out about the recent settlement with Sam Smith that scored him credits on the breakout Brit's 2014 hit "Stay with Me."
Originally posted 01/27/2015 11:40AM
Though Sam Smith inadvertently emulated Tom Petty's 1989 single "I Won't Back Down" with last year's hit "Stay With Me," the similarities won't lead to a change at the Grammys.
Originally posted 01/26/2015 01:45PM
Tom Petty's a popular guy with the younger crowd of musicians.
Originally posted 07/06/2014 09:30AM
"Hey, Hillz! Nice meeting you. Lemme write you a song when you run for president!"
That's basically how Katy Perry followed up her meeting with Hillary Clinton at a book signing last Friday. And Clinton seemed down with it, oddly enough.
Originally posted 04/10/2014 11:00AM
Jimmy Fallon turned in yet another spot-on imitation on Wednesday's Tonight Show, though his performance was bolstered by the presence of one very real deal: Stevie Nicks.
Originally posted 06/28/2001 10:50AM
The frontman for the Heartbreakers found himself repeating his Vegas wedding vows in Malibu, while the group's bassist found himself busted in New Mexico.
Originally posted 08/22/1997 12:00AM
Tom Petty proved to be no heartbreaker earlier this month, when he married his longtime girlfriend, Dana York, at a steak-fed bash in Las Vegas. The guest list, though, was confined to close family and pals.
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