ONE DIRECTION may have a sticky situation on their hands over the chorus of the group’s new song ‘Midnight Memories’, reports Billboard.com. The title track off the fivesome’s new album – which topped the Billboard 200 last week – has a fist-pumping, three-chord hook that is similar to DEF LEPPARD’s classic ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’.
British tabloid Mirror UK reports Def Leppard had asked its lawyers to look into allegations that ‘Midnight Memories’ and ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ bear striking similarities – enough that the boys and the additional writers of the song could be in hot water.
However, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell – the band’s guitarists – confirms to Billboard that Def Leppard is not, in fact, pursuing legal action, with Collen calling the songs “very similar in structure” but nothing more.
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