Velvet Revolver Pay Up Over Song Theft - 08 Rewind

Velvet Revolver Pay Up Over Song Theft was a top story for August. Enjoy our 2008 news rewind as you read the story again:(antiMusic) According to Rolling Stone, Velvet Revolver has reportedly settled a song theft case brought U.K. musician Tony Newton. Newton claimed that Velvet Revolver lifted the riff and melody for "Dirty Little Thing" from his band Voodoo Six's track "Cyber Baby."

"I genuinely couldn't believe it, because it wasn't as if it was close… it was basically the same riff," says Newton in the Rolling Stone report. "Anyway, I called my publishers to check whether they knew anything — which, of course, they didn't — and then basically left it with them."

Good thing he did as he'll reportedly get a whopping 20 percent of all royalties from the "Contraband" album, not to mention the actual single dating back to 2004. As if that's not enough, he'll also be paid all future royalties for the use of the song. - more on this story

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