Record labels sue Guns N' Roses for c...

Record labels sue Guns N' Roses for copying songs

There are 5 comments on the Reuters story from Oct 5, 2009, titled Record labels sue Guns N' Roses for copying songs. In it, Reuters reports that:

Two independent record labels sued U.S. rock band Guns N' Roses for $1 million, claiming the group used portions of two songs by a German musician on their last album "Chinese Democracy." Guns N' Roses and Universal Music Group's Interscope-Geffen A&M label were sued by British label Independiente and the U.S. arm of Domino Recording Company, who ...

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Helsinki, Finland

#1 Oct 5, 2009
That is just ridiculous, I listened to the two songs and if you sue for a couple of chord that sound a bit same, no melody, nothing, then everyone is nowadays copying each other and there would be tons of sues.

Loveland, CO

#2 Oct 6, 2009
You don't hear about these suits because most are taken care of with cash pay-offs to insure that the copiers don't look like fools stealing. U2 paid Tony Joe White a huge amount of money under the table when Edge stole a non album 45rpm b-side called "Aspen" and its guitar riff and made it a signature riff. He got nailed. Avril got destroyed this year for a ton. A group called Blue Mountain Eagle got a few million from a MAJOR Lynyrd Skynyrd riff steal from a '70 LP cut.


#3 Oct 7, 2009
Yes, but what I meant is that if the suing artist thinks that those couple of cords or sounds (which are something like reason presets I presume) are a song he's just full of crap and just trying to score some publicity for his poor career and some money.
motley universe

Rego Park, NY

#4 Oct 17, 2009
axl should be sued for ripping off his fans by committing fraud.

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#5 Oct 20, 2009
i agree with motley i guess....

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