There’s a fine line between sampling a song and straight ripping off someone else’s artistic integrity. Imitation is recognized as the highest form of flattery – but at what point does it go too far?
Most recently, Madonna finally spoke out about her insane influence of Lady Gaga, with focus on ‘Born This Way‘ and it’s similarity with Madge’s 1989 hit ‘Express Yourself’. And in the spirit of that buzz – we’re delighted to bring you a little sampling, thirteen songs that famously ripped off others (and were pretty successful in their own right). Some of which dealt with court settlements and others were able to slip through the legal cracks. For those arguing that the likes of Hammer and Vanilla Ice had the right to sample – both were busted by the predecessors for their use. Ice even argued in an episode of VH1′s ‘Behind the Music’ that it was completely original and the sampling accusations were bogus.
Tell us what you think! Below are thirteen examples, first being the song that ripped off the following song:
Jennifer Lopez “On The Floor (Ft. Pitbull)” VS. Los Kjarkas “Lloranda se fue”
Sum 41 star Deryck Whibley collapsed onstage at a concert in Sendai, Japan last week, reports Canoe.
The singer was carried backstage to recover and the band had to halt the gig until he felt better.
A video featuring the Canadian star in pain has been posted online, showing him writhing around the floor in discomfort and telling his bandmates, “My knees were quivering and I couldn’t stand… I don’t know what happened, I never had that feeling.”
It is still not clear why Whibley fell to his knees, but the scare won’t end the tour. Sum 41 will continue their Japanese trek with shows in Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo this week.
Watch the video below!
Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 was attacked and subsequently hospitalized in Japan after three people went after him in a bar Thursday night, reports E! Online.
“It is unfortunate to say, but Deryck Whibley is still in the hospital,” reads a statement posted on the band’s official Facebook page. “He was attacked late last night in Japan. We are waiting for results and we are hoping for the best. Thanks for your support.”
It is being reported that Japanese police are investigating the incident but as of yet the injuries sustained are unkown. With this news, it’s unlikely that Sum 41 will be playing their scheduled shows in Osaka and Tokyo in Japan.
Pop singer Avril Lavigne and The Hills star Brody Jenner reportedly became tattoo buddies at the Mario Barth King Ink in the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday night, according to TMZ.com. They requested matching lightning bolt tattoos; Jenner got his on his neck, and Lavigne got hers on her wrist.
Interestingly, just three weeks ago, Lavigne was spotted walking out of a Los Angeles tattoo parlor with her ex-husband, Deryck Whibley (of Sum-41), and they each had bandages on their forearms.
Could this be the latest trend in celebrity bonding?
On account of band-member Deryck Whibley’s bad back, rock band Sum 41 was forced to cancel a whopping eight tour dates on their acclaimed “Strength in Numbers Tour.”
Traveling with fellow rockers Die Mannequin and Finger Eleven, the band informed their fans that the remainder of their shows would have to be rescheduled for a future time, when Whibley was feeling a bit better.
Well, Whibey is back, pun intended, and the band has announced that they will be touring in support of their fourth full-length album, entitled “Underclass Hero”. The album received rave reviews back in July when it was first released, debuting at the top of the sales chart immediately after.
Sum 41, Die Mannequin and Social Code will be making stops across Canada through the month of March, stopping everywhere from Chicoutimi, QC, where they kick off the tour, to the Kool Haus in Toronto, where they will call the tour to a close
Sum 41 guitarist Dave ?Brownsound? Baksh has split with the Ajax-bred pop-punk band, reports Billboard.
“I couldn’t continue on creatively in Sum 41 without being a thorn in the side of the band,” he said in a statement.
Baksh will now focus on launching his new metal band, Brown Brigade.
?The fact is Dave lost interest a long time ago,? said lead singer Deryck Whibley in a posting on the band’s website. ?Not to take any credit away from him, but he really didn’t have anything to do with this band creatively for a long time. I wrote all those riffs and played most of them on the albums. So from a creative stand point nothing is going to change with Sum 41.?
The band is currently working on a new studio album and hasn?t made any plans to find a permanent replacement for Baksh. The new record will be their first proper offering since 2004?s ?Chuck.? A live CD, titled ?Go Chuck Yourself,? was released earlier this year.