Twenty years later and BAM! Lawsuit!
The Knack is suing Apple, Amazon, Yahoo, RealNetworks, Napster – and rap group Run DMC – for copyright infringement, based on the distribution of Run DMC’s 1986 song “It’s Tricky,” which is alleged to have used an unauthorized sample of The Knack’s “My Sharona.” As if that weren’t enough, they’ve named Russel Simmons and a handful of music publishers and record labels in the suit just to make sure they’ve covered all 20 years worth of bases. (full story)
Seems like a silly lawsuit, but what doesn’t these days?