Mark Ronson hits out at The Chainsmokers after Lady Gaga diss
2016-10-31 | Total Views: 10588 | Author: AIO News
Mark Ronson has hit out at The Chainsmokers after they dissed Lady Gagaâ€™s track, â€˜Perfect Illusionâ€™.
During an interview with Rolling Stone, Alex Pall, one half of the group, said Gagaâ€™s comeback single â€œsucksâ€.
His bandmate Andrew Taggart then added more positively: â€œSheâ€™s a great artist â€“ like, Jeff Koons made a sculpture of herâ€¦â€
â€œI agree,â€ Pall replied. â€œAnd a lot of talented people worked on that song. Butâ€¦â€
Ronson tweeted to the duo yesterday (October 29), saying: â€œBack to being the charisma-bypassed champions of 2 bar Ableton loops? Well, smash it while it lasts, fellas!!â€
He added a link to an article on low-risk investments by way of a P.S, as Consequence Of Sound reports.
Gaga herself responded to the pair earlier this month when she tweeted her new song â€˜A- YOâ€™ at them. â€œmaybe u guysâ€™ll like this 1 better,â€ she wrote.
Meanwhile,Ronson and collaborator Bruno Mars are being sued for copyright infringement over their song â€˜Uptown Funkâ€™.
Funk band Collage, who were mainly active in the early â€™80s, claim elements of â€˜Uptown Funkâ€™ are â€œdeliberately and clearly copiedâ€ from their 1983 single â€˜Young Girlsâ€™.
Their complaint, obtained by Pitchfork, says: â€œUpon information and belief, many of the main instrumental attributes and themes of â€˜Uptown Funkâ€™ are deliberately and clearly copied from â€˜Young Girlsâ€™, including, but not limited to, the distinct funky specifically noted and timed consistent guitar riffs present throughout the compositions, virtually if not identical bass notes and sequence, rhythm, structure, crescendo of horns and synthesizers rendering the compositions almost indistinguishable if played over each other and strikingly similar if played in consecutively.â€
This is not the first time the origins of â€˜Uptown Funkâ€™ have been called into question. All-female rap group Sequence claimed in February that elements of â€˜Uptown Funkâ€™ are stolen from their song â€˜Funk You Upâ€™, though they have yet to file a lawsuit.
Ronson and Mars previously added five new writers to the songâ€™s credits in order to avoid a â€˜Blurred Linesâ€™-style lawsuit. That case ended with Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke having to pay Marvin Gayeâ€™s family for the likeness between Gayeâ€™s 1977 song â€˜Got To Give It Upâ€™ and their 2013 chart-topper.
Three of the newly-credited â€˜Uptown Funkâ€™ writers were members of The Gap Band, who claimed there are similarities between â€˜Uptown Funkâ€™ and their own hit â€˜Oops, Up Side Your Headâ€™ last year.