DID BLACK SABBATH RIP-OFF THE SCORPIONS?
Reader Cody Barrick sent in the side-by-side comparison from totallylookslike.com, which shows that the cover of Sabbath’s 1994 album Cross Purposes is nearly identical to that of Scorpions’ 1991 single, “Send Me an Angel.”
And… sheesh. It really is a straight-up ripoff, isn’t it? Of course, it’s entirely possible that Sabbath had never seen the Scorpions cover when they approved it, but at some point after the fact, someone had to make them aware, right? It’s not like the whole world is just noticing now, sixteen years after the fact, is it? ‘Cause this is ridiculous.