Singer/songwriter Tom Petty defends his controversial settlement with Sam Smith.
Published February 05, 2015 140k views More Info »
Additional Credits
Additional Credits:
Tom Petty: Ryan Stanger
Director/Editor: Jack Bishop & Justin Nijm
Writer/EP: Ben Sheehan
Producer: Brianne Trosie
DP: Aaron Ulrich & Matt Sweeney
Gaffer: Tom Pena
Grip: Nick Lundstrom
Hair & Makeup: Jessica Leigh Schwartz
Art Director: Blaise Smith
Sound: Bo Sundberg for BoTown Sound
Wardrobe: Derya Derman
PA: Lee Manning


> OH HEY, I'M TOM PETTY. ANYWAY I'VE BEEN IN THE NEWS BECAUSE
(singing) Stay with me
BY SAM SMITH SOUNDS A LOT LIKE MY SONG,
(sings) Won't back down
BECAUSE MY PUBLISHERS
(sings) Didn't back down
I NOW GET 12% PERCENT OF THAT SONG'S ROYALTIES.
(car horn)
HEY, SOUNDS A LOT LIKE MY CAR HORN.
I GOT YOUR LICENSE PLATE THIEF!
DON'T FUCK WITH ME! I'LL STEAL 12% PERCENT OF YOUR SOUL.
ANYWAY, A SONG SOUNDING A LIKE ISN'T NEW.
THE CHILI PEPPERS DANI CALIFORNIA SOUNDS LIKE MY SONG,
(sings) Last dance Mary Jane
BUT WHEN THEIRS CAME OUT I SAID HEY A LOT OF ROCK AND ROLL
SONGS SOUND A LIKE, AND THERE ARE ENOUGH FRIVOLOUS LAW SUITS
ABOUT PEOPLE FIGHTING OVER POP SONGS.
SPEAKING OF, LET'S SCAN SOME TUNES.
OOH...IT'S MY SONG SAVING GRACE FROM 2006.
CHRIS ISSAC, HMM,
THEY'RE DIFFERENT ENOUGH...BOTH GREAT.
I'D SUE HIM IF IT DIDN'T COME OUT BEFORE MINE.
OOH, LOVE THAT LICK FROM MY 1987 TUNE, AIN'T LOVE STRANGE.

> (RADIO VOICE): AND NOW, THE BLUE OYSTER CULT'S 1981 HIT
BURNIN' FOR YOU.
(he laughs)
AHH...A HIGHER PLACE FROM MY 1994 ALBUM, WILD FLOWER.
I WROTE THAT WHILE I WAS LISTENING TO THE TALKING HEADS.
(Talking Head's "She Was" plays)
NOW LET'S GO BACK TO MINE.
AND WE'LL GO BACK TO THEIRS.
GO BACK TO MINE.
YEAH, TOTALLY DIFFERENT.
NO WAY DO THEY SOUND THE SAME AT ALL.
ANYWAY, PEOPLE AGREE THAT I'M HANDLING THIS LIKE A REAL CHILL DUDE,
AND THE REASON I'M CHILL HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT
THAT I'M GETTING 12% PERCENT ON A MASSIVE HIT.
I'M PETTY.
(Tom Petty's "Don't Pull Me Over" plays)
(he sings): I shot the sheriff.
(clears throat)
Mmm...

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