Tom Petty vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers
You be the judge! Did the Chili Peppers rip off Tom Petty? Listen to clips of the songs in question and sound off on the debate.
Tom Petty is reportedly considering legal action against the Red Hot Chili Peppers after learning that their Top 10 single, “Dani California,” might share certain musical elements with Petty’s 1993 hit, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.” A Delaware morning radio DJ first noticed the similarity. “The chord progression, the melody, the tempo, the key, the lyrical theme… they’re identical,” DJ Dan Gaffney said on his show.
You decide! Did the Red Hot Chili Peppers rip-off Tom Petty’s work?