Poison Sued for Copyright Infringement on Two Eighties Hits

Posted by Michael Mueller on October 26, 2011 at 9:26 AM

According to a report at The Hollywood Reporter, Poison, along with Capitol Records and EMI Music, is being sued for copyright infringement on two songs from their 1986 debut Look What the Cat Dragged In.

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Billy McCarthy and James Stonich, of the now defunct Chicago, Illinois-based rock group Kid Rocker, have alleged that when guitarist C.C. DeVille auditioned for the group in 1984, he was given some of the band's studio tapes, and that portions of the songs on those tapes were subsequently incorporated into the Poison songs "Talk Dirty to Me" and "I Won't Forget You."

McCarthy and Stonich are demanding profits from those two songs along with statutory damages and an injunction to prevent Poison from performing the songs.

If you're wondering, like I am, why they waited 25 years to pursue legal action, well, the pair's attorney, Daniel Voelker, has an answer for you: "That's a good question."

Really? That's it? I'll be putting my money on the Aqua Net All-Stars on this one.


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