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Playing With Fire

The biggest music news from the past week has to be that ABKCO Music & Records, Inc., holder of the Rolling Stones’ publishing rights, is suing Lil Wayne and his label for copyright infringement for borrowing a chorus melody and title from the Stones’ hit “Play With Fire” for Wayne’s “Playing With Fire.” Most ironically, the Stones’ representatives chide Wayne’s song for using “explicit, sexist, and offensive language.” Though it most certainly does, bear in mind their clients are the people who brought us Cocksucker Blues. Get yourself an mp3—before the court orders you can’t listen to this song anymore.
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TMN Editor Erik Bryan is living the dream. He grew up in Florida, but he’s from all over. He likes playing chess, making cocktails, smarting off, and not freezing to death in Brooklyn, where he currently resides. More by Erik Bryan

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