RHCP may sue Vickers after she admits melody steal

By | Published on Monday 18 October 2010

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are reportedly considering suing former ‘X-Factor’ semi-finalist Diana Vickers over her new single ‘My Wicked Heart’, which reps for the US band say borrows from their 1992 song ‘Under The Bridge’.

And if the Chili Peppers need evidence to prove that is so, they only need to point to an interview Vickers herself recently gave to Digital Spy.

Possibly not realising that subconscious infringement is recognised by copyright law, Vickers told the website, when asked about the similarity between her song and the RHCP track: “Yeah, that happened without even knowing. We wrote the song in an hour. We had the song and it didn’t have the ‘My Wicked Heart’ bit in it and then we put the vocal in and we were like, ‘Why does it sound so familiar?’ Then we realised it was because we were listening to ‘Under The Bridge’ the day before”.

Making matters worse, she added: “We were saying, ‘Should we change it? Should we not? What should we do? Sod it, no, we’re just gonna keep it, it works'”. Oh dear.