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Velvet Revolver Sued Over Dirty Little Thing!
During his interview with Nikki Sixx on the show Sixx Sense, Slash discussed the time that Velvet Revolver got sued over an unnamed song. The song of course was ‘Dirty Little Thing’ from Velvet Revolver’s 2004 debut album Contraband. The band who sued Velvet Revolver was an unknown band called Dirty Deeds who claimed the Supergroup’s Song sounded similar to their song Cyber Babe.
“Before Velvet Revolver really became Velvet Revolver we had written these two parts of one song, Duff [McKagan] and Matt [Sorum] and I.
“And we were working with some other guys – who will remain nameless – who brought in the other two parts of that song. So when Velvet Revolver came together we kept the song as it was.
“And it turned out that the other two guys had lifted their parts from a band that they were rehearsing next door to. So that band heard that song and said, ‘Those are our riffs!’
“We didn’t know what the they were talking about. And then we heard who it was, that there was a band who was rehearsing next door. So when we heard the record, the song, I heard where those parts were and it was like, ‘Oh, !’”
Asked if “those guys got songwriting credit,” Slash replied:
“Not the original band, but the guys we were working with. But the only thing is we were getting sued by the original band for that song.”