Don’t Be Rippin’ Off The Eagles!
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.