According to Reuters, the British label Independiente and the U.S. arm of Domino Records have filed suit against Guns N' Roses and the band's label, Interscope/Geffen/A&M for swiping portions of compositions by semi-obscure German electronic artist Ulrich Schnauss for the Chinese Democracy track "Riad N' the Bedouins." Pitchfork has some links to listen to the tracks. Sounds to me like it's pretty clearly swiped, but I'll say this: I own and really like Schnauss' 2003 disc A Strangely Isolated Place, but I wouldn't have picked out the sample if it hadn't been pointed out. Which isn't to say he shouldn't get paid, of course.

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