Record labels sue Guns N’ Roses for copying songs

Labels want $1 million (£627,116) in damages

Guns N’ Roses are being sued for $1million (£627,116) for copying songs which ended up on their last album ‘Chinese Democracy’.

Filing the lawsuit are British record label Independiente and the US arm of Domino Records, who are seeking damages against the band and the album’s producers.

The songs in question – ‘Wherever You Are’ and ‘A Strangely Isolated Place’ by German electronic musician Ulrich Schnauss, were used on the Guns N’ Roses track ‘Riad N’ the Bedouins’, according to the lawsuit.

‘Chinese Democracy’, the band’s first new album in 17 years, was released in November 2008.