IT TOOK TWENTY-FIVE YEARS FOR THESE DUDES TO GET THE COURAGE TO ADMIT THAT THEY WROTE ALL OF POISON’S SH*TTY MUSIC
According to The Hollywood Reporter, two dudes named Billy McCarthy and James Stonich, who were members of a Chicago band called Kid Rocker, are now suing Poison, Capital Records and EMI Music — because they claim that C.C. DeVille tried out for their band in 1984, heard a bunch of their demos, and then stole those songs, which include the Poison hits “Talk Dirty To Me,” “I Won’t Forget You,” “Fallen Angel” and “Ride the Wind.” THR reports that “The plaintiffs are demanding disgorgement of all profits from the songs in question, statutory damages for willful infringement, and an injunction that prevents Poison and [Bret] Michaels from performing this allegedly stolen material.”
And if my headline isn’t accurate, I can’t for the life of me figure out why it took these dudes so long to bring a lawsuit against Poison. I mean, it’s not like Poison were some underground band, and there’s no way Kid Rocker heard their music until just now; Poison were MASSIVE, and those songs were gigantic hits. So have these dudes just been, like, saving up for a lawyer all this time?
Meanwhile, none of Kid Rocker’s songs are available online, so we can’t judge for ourselves whether or not McCarthy and Stonich were plagiarized, or are just idiots. I guess they were smart enough not to hire DeVille, so that’s something.
And if this lawsuit doesn’t work out for them, I hear they’re gonna sue Kid Rock next. That thieving prick.
[via Metal Insider]