Black Eyed Peas Admit to Using Track Without Permission

Have the Black Eyed Peas been taking perhaps a little bit too much inspiration from other artists?

According to Adam Freeland, it is so.

Upon hearing the BEP track “Party All the Time” from their most recent album The E.N.D., former Tsunami One producer Freeland couldn’t help but notice a certain similarity to his song “Mancry,” from his most recent album Cope. (Freeland’s track features Motley Crue skin-pounder Tommy Lee on drums.)

“OK. Check this. Listen to our song ‘Mancry’. Now listen to Black Eyed Peas ‘Party all the time’ WTF!” Freeland wrote on his Twitter page.

To illustrate the point, someone has placed the songs side by side for comparison:

And what is the group’s reaction to this accusation?

Well, they pretty much admit to lifting significant portions of “Mancry” without permission.

In an interview with Times of Malta, the band concedes, “It was a lack of finalizing legalities before releasing the record, clearance was not done and that was what it was about.”

Oh well; guess that makes everything okay, then!