Red Hot Song-Stealers?

Thursday, 25 May 2006 at 1:12 1 comment


WGMD, a US radio station based in Delaware, have accused the Red Hot Chili Peppers of plagiarism. The disc-jokey for The Morning Show, Jared Morris, said that the Chili's latest single 'Dani California' is a rip-off of Tom Petty's track 'Mary Jane's Last Dance'.

The producer said "The chord progression, the melody, the tempo, the key, the lyrical theme…they're identical." Article from Digital Spy. The radio show can be heard here.

I must say, the verse chord pattern sounds the same. Even the middle-eight/solo sounds similar (2:39). But this could also be said for Nirvana's 'Come As You Are'. The riff is one note off being identical to that of Killing Joke's song 'Eighties'. But i cannot really pass judgement on these songs, as being a fan makes me look at them with rose-tinted glasses… Or should that be listen to them with rose-tinted earbuds?? I don't know. Check them all out and see for yourself and leave a comment with what you think.

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Entry filed under: Entertainment, Music.

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  • 1. paradox  |  Thursday, 25 May 2006 at 2:19

    Is it me, or is the amount of frivolous lawsuits on the rise lately (creative vs apple)? I love that album, by the way. I think it’s one of the best so far.


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