defleppardgroupblue400 There is some controversy brewing as Def Leppard are allegedly looking into legal action against Pop group One Direction due to one of their songs, Midnight Memories, sounding very similar Def Leppard’s, Pour Some Sugar On Me.

“Music lawyers will routinely scour hits like this one to see if there is any evidence that a band has either copied or cleverly mimicked a Def Leppard song,” a source tells The Mirror. “These cases can often take weeks to sort out because we are not talking about peanuts here – the 1D album is selling millions and if the title track goes out as a single it will generate even more money.”

Listen to both songs below and pay special attention to chorus.

source: metalhammer.co.uk

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  • kb on

    I never liked def leopard not do I own any records from them but this other lame act ripped them off…

    • ian on

      Baba O’Riley was a cover, not a rip off

    • sar305 on

      An uncredited…”cover”? Shut up now.

    • ian on

      nice mature reply. Troll much?

  • richman on

    They also stole all of one of the guitarists shirts.

  • Ken on

    Yes, they ripped off Sugar but they might get away with it. The chord progression is identical in key, tempo and changes. The melody on top is different enough though and that’s what most people care about. Reminds me of Joe Satriani -vs- Coldplay where they settled out of court.

  • ian on

    KISS also plagiarized DL in my opinion with the song Read My Body from Hot in the Shade

    • DR on

      And Stone Temple Pilots ripped off KISS with Sex Type Thing. At least we all know that song.

    • ian on

      yep, Sex Type Thing is definitely a nod to War Machine.

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