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Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has dismissed the accusation by Australian website Max TV that the 1987 Guns classic “Sweet Child O’Mine” was plagiarized from a 1981 song called “Unpublished Critics” by the Australian band Australian Crawl. Asked about a video comparing the two tracks, McKagan said “It is pretty stunning, but we didn’t steal it from them! I swear, I never heard that song until a couple of days ago.” McKagan also said that it was strange for the allegations to come out 28 years after “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was released.
Meanwhile, Australian Crawl singer James Reyne said he could hear similarities but wasn’t about to press charges.
You be the judge!