The Rolling Stones Sued Over Living In A Ghost Town
The Rolling Stones are being sued by a songwriter for their 2020 single “Living In A Ghost Town.” According to Billboard, Sergio Garcia, who performs under the name Angelslang, has claimed that the Stones’ track was based on “So Sorry” and “Seed of God.” which he wrote in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
According to Billboard, the suit said that Jagger and Richards had “misappropriated many of the recognizable and key protected elements” from the older songs, adding that those elements included “vocal melodies, the chord progressions, the drum beat patterns, the harmonica parts, the electric bass line parts, the tempos, and other key signatures” from “So Sorry” and the “harmonic and chord progression and melody” from “Seed of God.”
Garcia claimed that he’d given a demo CD to “an immediate family member” of Jagger, and that’s how the band gained access to the music. “The immediate family member … confirmed receipt … to the plaintiff via e-mail, and expressed that the musical works of the plaintiff and its style was a sound the Rolling Stones would be interested in using.”