Music

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Sam Smith’s Stay With Me is coincidentally similar enough to I Won’t Back Down to pay Tom Petty royalties

If you can’t get the hook Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” out of your head, the reason may be that it was deeply inspired by Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” Although the writers of Smith’s song claim that they’ve never heard Petty’s song before (what? how could that have happened?) both parties have come to an agreement to pay Petty and composer Jeff Lynne 12.5% of the royalties for the hit song.

Chanel West Coast’s ‘Bass in the Trunk’ music video directed by Rob Dyrdek

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On last week’s episode of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory we got to see behind the scenes of the making of Rob’s Ridiculousness co-star Chanel West Coast’s new music video for her song “Bass In the Trunk,” and now we can finally see the finished product! (WARNING: There are a few f-bombs and a pair of momma jeans shorts.)

AUDIO Listen to Kanye West’s new song for North ‘Only You’ with Paul McCartney

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Kanye West is kicking off 2015 by giving fans a glimpse at his softer side. At midnight last night the 37-year-old singer released the brand new single about his daughter North titled “Only You” that he wrote from the perspective of his mother, Donda, who died from surgery complications in 2007. The tender track features keyboards from The Beatles’ Sir Paul McCartney and is the first of more collaborations between the two music giants, according to a statement issued along with the single. Keep reading to listen to the song and read the amazing lyrics.