There’s rarely an original piece of music today. Everyone samples existing hit songs. Many of them are played on KOOL daily! One in particular is “Hotel California” from [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Eagles[/lastfm]. According to the group, it was not just sampled. It was completely stolen in 2011! They’re none too happy. And, their lawyers are having a field day.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Frank Ocean[/lastfm] is the accused ripper-offer. He released a song called “American Wedding”last year. It seems [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Don Henley[/lastfm] tried to contact Ocean about a potential lawsuit. Ocean’s response: “They threatened to sue if I perform it again. I think that’s f**kin’ awesome. I guess if I play it at Coachella it’ll cost me a couple hundred racks. They also asked that I release a statement expressing my admiration for Mr. Henley, along with my assistance pulling it off the web as much as possible.”
You’ll LOVE the Eagles’ response to that! Get it HERE.