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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Guns N' Roses Sued by German Musician


Oh the irony.

Guns N’ Roses were all over the news in 2008 for suing blogger Kevin Cogill for leaking nine songs from the band’s sixth studio album Chinese Democracy, but now, the band is on the receiving end.

The Roses are being sued by Independiente, a British record label, for $1 million dollars for illegally sampling two songs that were previously recorded by a German electronic musician named Ulrich Schnauss.  The lawsuit is seeking damages from both the Roses as well as the record’s producers.

“Wherever You Are” and “A Strangely Isolated Place” are the two songs which are fueling the case.  The two tracks by Schnauss were said to be used on Chinese Democracy on the track, “Riad in the Bedouins”. 

According to Artistbeat, the suit is also demanding that Chinese Democracy be taken off the shelves.

The album, released November 23, 2008, has been certified platinum and received mostly positive reviews from media outlets such as Rolling Stone Magazine.

-          Jessica Cole

Currently Listening to: “Do I Need You” by Ann Peebles

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