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Eddy Grant "Outraged" Over Alleged Gorillaz Song Theft
Ben Hewitt , March 15th, 2010 10:12

Eddy Grant is "outraged" after claiming that Gorillaz have infringed the copyright of his song 'Time Warp' for a track on their new album.

Grant believes that the project led by Damon Albarn have penned a song, 'Stylo', that is a "blatant rip off" of one of his compositions.

In an official statement, he said: “I am outraged that the Gorillaz have infringed the copyright of my song 'Time Warp' claiming their song 'Stylo' to be an original composition. My song sits almost note to note with their release and is a blatant rip off. “Time Warp” is a very popular song and has been a staple of the DJ scene for many years and I feel total disrespect from Gorilliaz and their management company, especially as they are an established act.

"I am very angry that this was not picked up by our mutual publisher EMI ‘s administration division. I do not blame my publishers but, the state of the industry at the current time with all labels and publishers folding into one and becoming incestuous. It’s such an obvious copy that from day one the band and their management should have taken control of this situation with EMI Publishing. I would like the outcome to be that the band admits that they have lifted my song, that I have a full credit for the song and an apology from the band.”

This isn't the first time Eddy Grant has accused a fellow artist of stealing his work - he took issue with 'Police On My Back', a song by Quietus scribe Akira the Don and Lethal Bizzle, which used a sample from The Clash’s cover of his original track 'Police On My Back'.

Listen below to judge for yourself...