After about half a day of speculation, rumors, and false reports, Buzzfeed reports that Tom Petty has died at the age of 66 at 8:40 PST via a statement from his longtime manager, Tony Dimitriades. “On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and […]

  The dispute between Smith’s smash 2014 hit and Petty’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down” was settled last year regarding the payments.   UPDATE: In a statement given to Rolling Stone, Sam Smith’s reps acknowledge the similarities between the songs and confirmed that “Stay With Me” is now co-credited to Tom Petty and Jeff […]