The Hives Sued for Song Theft - 08 Rewind

The Hives Sued for Song Theft was a top story for October. Enjoy our 2008 news rewind as you read the story again:(MusicRadar) Swedish rockers The Hives are set to be sued for alleged plagiarism by Los Angeles-based songwriter Jason Shapiro.

Shapiro claims his song Why You? - recorded by The Roofies in 1997 then again by Three Way in 2002 - was copied by The Hives on their 2007 single Tick Tick Boom,

Shapiro claims that Tick Tick Boom uses a vocal melody and riff from his song. He also consulted a musicologist before deciding to sue. - more on this story

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