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Page re-made a traditional English folk song and should apologize for it? Really? Ever heard of Whiskey in the Jar (a traditional Irish folk song)? Arguably Thin Lizzy's most well-known song. Did they have to apologize for it? Nope...and I don't think Bert Jansch apologized for his “Blackwaterside” cover of the same English folk song Page recorded as Black Mountain Side.

When the topic is LZ, it's called plagiarism....change the artist to Kid Rock or any number of rappers and it's just "sampling"...which is somehow considered a different "art form".

Yes, they generally call it "plagiarism" when you try to pass the work off as your own and don't pay the original artist (or credit them, of course).

Just like they so unfairly call it "theft" when you don't pay for the item and try to pass it off as your own.

Pathetic.

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Speaking of Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles...why the fug are all the GREAT rock bands English??? There aren't any bands from the US that are on the same level as the aforementioned bands. And I didn't even mention Queen, who I think are another GREAT band.

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Metallica and Guns N' Roses (as much as I like Gun N' Roses) shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as those English bands.

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Harrison told the Chicago Tribune in an interview that he is "working on 'Rock Band 3' and making the controllers more real so people can actually learn how to play music while playing the game".

That's a great idea! I like the Beatle brat already. I can't believe it took the scion of a George Harrison to make that innovative leap (or maybe it makes sense, I don't care). But if they do that, I might actually play this one.

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What other band that has been around since the early 60s or before can make this claim as well?

I'd say the Rolling Stones, the Who, LZ, etc....they all easily fit the criteria of bands that are "widely loved for going on four generations".

Hell, the Who and the Stones have been making music since then, and the Beatles broke up in 1970, but they didn't just come out with Rock Band: The Who and a remastered Who box set to incredible sales.

So video games are now that standard of what makes a band great?

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Yes, they generally call it "plagiarism" when you try to pass the work off as your own and don't pay the original artist (or credit them, of course).

Outside of Willie Dixon who sued to be paid royalties and have the writing credit corrected, I don't think any of those examples in the link you posted have a leg to stand on. Considering that no one else has felt they've been ripped off, I'd guess that's true. Ten examples out of 10 albums...yes they certainly never wrote anything of their own and are just a cover band. :rolleyes:

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Maybe its where I am from,but I never even listened to the beattles or elvis for that matter.So IMO I think they are overrated.

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You're refuting a statement I didn't make. I never said they were the only band that could make that claim.

That's just the way it comes off when you list it as an accomplishment that sets them apart from everyone else. Quite a few bands have been around for ages and are just as influential. I read of very few guitarists who cite George Harrison as being a great influence on their playing but just about universally the likes of Keith Richards, Townshend, Clapton & yes, even Page are mentioned.

I don't discredit the Beatles influence on today's bands or their songwriting...all I said is they're the best pop band of all-time and for that I got dragged into a Beatles vs Zeppelin argument.

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Clapton...now that IS overated. So fuging boring.

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Damn, what is your major?

By the way..... the new DirecTV commercial is even more evidence that Elvis Pressley is the most over rated musician EVER. Man he sucks.

Yeah, what major?

I cant even recall writing a thesis. Maybe i did, but dont remember doing so.

I's a Bidness major.

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Clapton...now that IS overated. So f**king boring.

Technically he's great....as a showman, yer right, boring. It's like watching a statue play guitar. I don't need you swingin' from the rafters but jeez, about a sign that you're alive. :eek:

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I dont wont to make this a race thing.But I cant name 10 black people including myself that listen to the beatles.

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