One Direction Dodges Legal Action From Def Leppard For Similar Sounding Song!

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Whew, that was a close one, right?

The guys of One Direction were this close to landing themselves in a sticky situation with the British rock band, Def Leppard!

While some say that 1D’s Midnight Memories‘ melodic tune is similar to that of Def Leppard’s classic Pour Some Sugar On Me, the band’s guitarists are saying they’re not taking legal action!

Hooray!

Phil Collen did agree that the songs were similar in structure, but his co-guitarist Vivian Campbell says:

“The chords are one-four-five. Those are the blues. You don├óΓé¼Γäót get more basic than that. I think what├óΓé¼Γäós more reminiscent of the Leppard thing is the production, the sound, the vocals, the reverb and the way it├óΓé¼Γäós assembled.

That is very flattering that all of a sudden these kids think it├óΓé¼Γäós a cool sound. I think a lot of people of their generation aren├óΓé¼Γäót going to connect their music to ours.”

Like they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

At least the Def Leppard guitarists thinks it’s cool!

And besides, the two songs barely sound similar as is! All’s well that ends well! Lolz!

[Image via One Direction/Instagram.]

Dec 21, 2013 11:39am PDT

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