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UpdatePosted 08/24/2016 02:30PM

Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and 7 Other Musicians Who Went to Court Over Soundalike Songs

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.

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The Many Musicians Who Have Told Politicians to Stop Using Their Songs

The Many, Many Musicians Who Have Told Politicians to Stop Using Their Songs

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.

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Tom Petty on Sam Smith Settlement: 'I Have Never Had Any Hard Feelings'

Tom Petty on Sam Smith Settlement: 'I Have Never Had Any Hard Feelings'

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."

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Could Tom Petty Win a Grammy for Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'?

Could Tom Petty Win a Grammy for Sam Smith's '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.

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Sam Smith Will Now Pay Tom Petty Royalties Over 'Stay With Me'

Sam Smith Will Now Pay Tom Petty Royalties Over 'Stay With Me'

Originally posted 01/26/2015 01:45PM

Tom Petty's a popular guy with the younger crowd of musicians.

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A Short History of Pop Songs in Presidential Campaigns

Hillary Clinton-Katy Perry in 2016? A Short History of Pop Songs in Presidential Campaigns

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.

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UpdatePosted 04/10/2014 06:30PM

Stevie Nicks and Jimmy Fallon (as Tom Petty) Expertly Recreate 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around'

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.

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A Petty Romance and a Heartbreak

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.

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Tom Petty Ties the Knot in Vegas

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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