A rather honest admission from Diana Vickers

November 2010

Music Publishing

CMU Daily reported that The Red Hot Chili Peppers are reportedly considering suing former ‘X-Factor’ semi-finalist Diana Vickers over her new single ‘My Wicked Heart’, which the US band say borrows from their 1992 song ‘Under The Bridge’. Rather more alarmingly for Vickers, she seems to have admitted all in an interview with Digital Spy, telling the website, when asked about the similarity between her song and the RHCP track: “Yeah, that happened without even knowing. We wrote the song in an hour. We had the song and it didn’t have the ‘My Wicked Heart’ bit in it and then we put the vocal in and we were like, ‘Why does it sound so familiar?’ Then we realised it was because we were listening to ‘Under The Bridge’ the day before” adding (legal belt and braces?) “We were saying, ‘Should we change it? Should we not? What should we do? Sod it, no, we’re just gonna keep it, it works'”. I do hope Diana isn’t expecting song writing royalties from the track ….

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