The Rolling Stones are being sued for copyright infringement over their newest single “Residing in a Ghost City,” which they launched within the spring of 2020.
Songwriter Sergio Garcia Fernandez, who goes by the moniker Angelslang, filed the lawsuit in Louisiana this previous Friday (March 10), claiming that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards “misappropriated lots of the recognizable and key protected components” of his two songs “So Sorry” (2006) and “Seed of God” (2007) on The Stones’ “Residing in a Ghost City” [via Classic Rock].
Extra particularly, Fernandez alleged that “Residing in a Ghost City” borrowed numerous components from “So Sorry,” together with vocal melodies, chord progressions, drum and harmonica elements and extra, and several other different progressions and melodies from “Seed of God,” in response to the go well with. Fernandez additional claimed that he as soon as gave a CD together with his two songs on it to a member of Jagger’s household, and that the vocalist had obtained possession of it.
“The quick member of the family … confirmed receipt … to the plaintiff by way of e-mail, and expressed that the musical works of the plaintiff and its fashion was a sound The Rolling Stones could be enthusiastic about utilizing,” Fernandez’s attorneys wrote within the go well with, as per Billboard. “Defendants by no means paid plaintiff, nor secured the authorization for the usage of ‘So Sorry’ and ‘Seed of God.’”
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The Rolling Stones launched “Residing in a Ghost City” in late April of 2020, amidst the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown. It reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart a number of weeks later.
Hearken to “Residing in a Ghost City” and Angelslang’s “So Sorry” beneath.
The Rolling Stones, “Residing in a Ghost City”
Angelslang, “So Sorry”
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