Red Hot Chili Peppers to Sue Diana Vickers Over Alleged Plagiarism

October 18, 2010 02:42:44 GMT

Bosses at RHCP's label are preparing to launch a lawsuit against Diana Vickers after finding out that the band's 'Under the Bridge' is similar to her track 'My Wicked Heart'.


Red Hot Chili Peppers to Sue Diana Vickers Over Alleged Plagiarism
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Rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers are considering taking legal action against British pop star Diana Vickers over similarities between her new track and the band's classic "Under the Bridge", according to U.K. reports. The chart newcomer, who became popular in her native U.K. after starring in Simon Cowell's talent show "The X Factor", recently admitted she had decided against changing the chorus of her new song "My Wicked Heart" - despite writing the record after listening to the rockers' 1992 anthem.

However, the alleged plagiarism has reportedly angered bosses at the band's label Warner Bros., and executives are preparing to launch a lawsuit over copyright issues, according to Britain's The Sun. A source tells the publication, "She has done herself no favors by revealing she listened to the track while writing My Wicked Heart."

A spokesperson from the band's record label has refused to comment.


 




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posted by Jeremy on Mar 14, 2011
Red Hot Chilli Peppers are a bunch of losers who just want to make a quick buck because everyone's forgotten who they are. Diana is amazing, talented and is ACTUALLY unique. 100 percent behind you Diana, society are so in love with mainstream artists they forget to recognize TRUE talent.
posted by RHCP fan on Nov 18, 2010
sue her management or her..no difference..she shouldnt even be in the same sentence as Red Hot Chili Peppers.
posted by diana vickers fan on Nov 16, 2010
i have met her she is a nice friendley and sweet to talk to and she,s from my hometown (accrington) and we are really proud of what she has become of herself she,s a great performer and a brill singer and even cheryl cole said that she is telented and a cracking singer she should have not get sued by hot chilli peppers ok she did the wrong thing but she is new and she,s already brought 3 great singles and 1 brill album you go for it diana hope to see you next year on your tour from 1 of your fans keith chew
posted by diana vickers fan on Nov 16, 2010
the red hot chilli peppers are taking legal action for diana vickers for nothing because she did the song my wicked heart which background song is under the bridge and its not fair on diana to get sued for something her management did not her so they should be not allowed to sue diana for something she did,nt do from a angry diana vickers fan keith chew
posted by keith on Nov 16, 2010
they should,nt sue diana they should sue her company not her because she is a good singer and she is a new artist its not her fault blame her company and her management not her i hate what the red hot chilli peppers are doing they should,nt sue her ok she did the wrong thing by the background song of wicked heart which is chilli peppers Under the Bridge
posted by dude on Nov 10, 2010
THEY DID NOT RIP OFF TOM PETTY YOU IDIOT first of all they didnt rip a whole freaking melody from him they like diana vickers did. Frankly thats not the problem, this girl should not even be mentioned with the greats like tom petty and RHCP
posted by well... on Nov 02, 2010
Yeah the chord progression was the same as Tom's Last Dance, however, those are both great songs. I'd be pissed if someone took a song I made and then turned it into a meaningless pop song, Under the Bridge started as a personal poem in AK journal.
posted by boom on Oct 29, 2010
Petty sued the chili peppers though so there's no harm in sueing diana vickers?
posted by Mike Bode on Oct 18, 2010
I haven't heard the Diana Vickers song. But this is coming from a band that blatantly ripped off Tom Petty. And Petty shrugged it off. So maybe the Chili Peppers could take a lesson from him. Then again, maybe the label is egging them on.

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