The Californian punks deny that 'Warning' rips off a track by The Other Garden...
GREEN DAY have responded to accusations that they ripped off the tune and bassline from a song by THE OTHER GARDEN, an unsigned CAMBRIDGE band, in order to write recent single ‘WARNING’ with a complete denial, NME.COM can reveal.
As reported yesterday on NME.COM, The Other Garden are suing the Californian trio for upwards of $100, 000 for breach of copyright, alleging they lifted key elements from ‘Never Got The Chance’ for last single ‘Warning’, the title track from Green Day’s 2000 album.
The Other Garden have contacted Warner Chappell Music (Green Day’s co-publishers in Los Angeles) and Warner Music UK Ltd (who released the track through their Reprise Records imprint in the UK), asking them to freeze royalties on the song, pending the copyright claim.
Green Day this afternoon said: “Green Day denies the apparent accusations. If the claimants carry out their threats to sue Green Day, you can be sure that such a lawsuit will be defended vigorously.”