The Hives Sued for Plagiarism

October 29th, 2008
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The Hives are being sued for allegedly plagiarizing another songwriter’s riff on the track, “Tick Tick Boom.”

Songwriter Jason Shapiro told L.A. Weekly that he enlisted the help of a musicologist to compare his track, “Why You?” with The Hives’ number.

“He [the musicologist] said the part in question – the main riff and vocal melody – was very similar and its uniqueness led him to believe it wasn’t just a coincidence” says Shapiro.


By Tim Kelly Posted in News