Sam Smith on Tom Petty Settlement: 'Similarities,' but 'Complete Coincidence'

January 26, 2015 4:26 PM

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Sam Smith on Tom Petty Settlement: 'Similarities,' but 'Complete Coincidence'

"Although the likeness was a complete coincidence, all involved came to an immediate and amicable agreement," Smith's reps tell Rolling Stone

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 ...

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