Didn’t Nostalgia Ultra drop in like 2011???
Frank Ocean Blasted Again For Sampling “Hotel California”
One of the frontmen of rock group The Eagles is still P’Od about Frank Ocean sampling their hit “Hotel California” for his track “American Wedding” and is still talking about it…THREE YEARS LATER.
ROCK legend Don Henley has slapped down hipster singer Frank Ocean for ‘stealing’ the Eagles’ Hotel California and has told him to get his own ideas.
Ocean sampled of the entire 1977 classic – minus the lyrics – for his song American Wedding.
However Ocean sings his own brand new lyrics over the million-selling rock anthem.
Henley refused to allow Ocean to release the track, which has since leaked online.
“I heard it,” Henley said of American Wedding. “I was not impressed. He needs to come up with his own ideas and stop stealing stuff from already established works.”
Ocean wrote on his Tumblr that Henley was “apparently intimidated by my rendition of Hotel California” and “threatened to sue if I perform it again.”
Henley admitted his lawyers were involved.
“Mr Ocean doesn’t seem to understand US copyright law. Anyone who knows anything should know you cannot take a master track of a recording and write another song over the top of it. You just can’t do that. You can call it a tribute or whatever you want to call it, but it’s against the law. That’s a problem with some of the younger generation, they don’t understand the concept of intellectual property and copyright.”
“(Mr Ocean) was quite arrogant about it,” Henley said. “We tried to approach him calmly to talk reason to him via his managers and his attorneys and he wouldn’t listen. So finally we threatened to bring legal action against him. He was clearly in the wrong. I wouldn’t dream of doing something like that. What kind of ego is that? I don’t understand it.”
You’re mad, WE GET IT.