The Scoop: According to a report from Mirror, boy band sensation One Direction could potentially be facing a lawsuit from legendary rockers Def Leppard over the grounds of comparability between 1D’s latest single “Midnight Memories” and Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” You can check out a few supposed quotes from a “close source” to DL below.
“Music lawyers will routinely scour hits like this one to see if there is any evidence that a band has either copied or cleverly mimicked a Def Leppard song.”
“These cases can often take weeks to sort out because we are not talking about peanuts here – the 1D album is selling millions and if the title track goes out as a single it will generate even more money.”
“Everyone is staying silent at this stage but it’s clear the two songs sound alike – which has been enough for Def Leppard’s aides to pose questions to their legal team.”
The Spin: There is absolutely no confirmation whatsoever as whether or not Def Leppard is seeking legal action over the similarities of the two songs or not, we are just bringing you the story. Be sure to stay tuned to MEB as we will be following up the story to see if there is actually any truth behind it, or if it’s just an attempt at publicity.
The Question: What do you think of the story? Do you see any similarities between the songs? Let us know in the comments below!