No — not Kid Rock, but Kid Rocker, a Chicago band that no longer exists…a band that C.C. DeVille of Poison actually auditioned for once.
The suit — which I read on The Hollywood Reporter — was filed by Billy McCarthy and James Stonich, who were members of Kid Rocker.
The suit claims Poison stole Kid Rocker’s songs and turned them into four Poison tracks.
C.C. auditioned for Kid Rocker in 1984; the band actually broke up later that same year.
McCarthy purportedly presented songs — including tracks called “Hit And Run” and “Wham Bam Slammin’ Romance” — for DeVille’s use as a member of another group, Screamin’ Mimis.
DeVille later joined Poison and, according to the suit, proceeded, along with his bandmates, to incorporate Kid Rocker’s songs into the Poison tracks “Talk Dirty To Me,” “I Won’t Forget You,” “Fallen Angel” and “Ride The Wind.”
The plaintiffs are demanding disgorgement of all profits from the songs in question, statutory damages for willful infringement, and an injunction that prevents Poison and singer Bret Michaels from performing this allegedly stolen material.
I’m not surprised. Poison always seemed to fucked up on drugs to have been able to come up with hit songs on their own.
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