The attorney for Billy McCarthy and James Stonich — members of a defunct Chicago band known as Kid Rocker — has released a radio interview transcript in which he claims Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille tells McCarthy, “You should have made some money off” the first Poison album.
I smell something. Do you? I smell…a settlement!!!
The suit filed against Poison last month claims the band stole four of Kid Rocker’s tunes. The suit says C.C. tried out for Kid Rocker, and later formed a band with McCarthy called the Screamin’ Mimis. McCarthy claims C.C. took his songs, and turned them into some of Poison’s biggest hits.
This is the transcript:
McCarthy [to C.C. DeVille]: “How many albums has Poison sold in their career?”
DeVille: “20 million records.”
McCarthy: “I haven’t made 20 thousand dollars in my career yet.”
DeVille: “Let me tell you something, Billy. For that first album, you should have made some money… Billy and I used to play in the same band.”
McCarthy: “Yes we did, we played in Screamin’ Mimi’s.”
DeVille: “And it was an excellent band. In fact, we have video tapes of us doing ‘Talk Dirty To Me.’”
There’s that smell again.
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