Thursday, 31 October 2013
Robin Thicke in "hot water" over Blurred Lines
Oh dear, it seems that hottie Robin Thicke has find himself in some trouble. Music-news.com reports that the two children of the late singer Marvin Gaye, have decided to move forward with their lawsuit against Robin and his hit Blurred Lines, alleging that the song rips off their father's Got To Give It Up. According to reports, Robin struck the first blow when he went to a Californian court to try to get protection for his song, saying that "being reminiscent of a 'sound' is not copyright infringement." The Gaye family didn't take kindly to the pre-emptive move and have upped the ante, saying that not only does Lines infringe on Give It Up's copyrights, but so does Thicke's Love After War, citing a similarity to Gaye's After the Dance. The Hollywood reporter says that the legal papers may also name other examples of Thicke's 'Marvin Gaye fixation.' The suit apparently supports claims by referencing interviews done by Robin where he talks about his love of Marvin, including one where he reportedly said "Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favourite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's Got to Give it Up. I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove." Oops!