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10 Bands That Stole Another Band's Sound

Unintentional plagiarism.

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A band’s goal is typically to find a sound that no one has ever heard before. While it’s easy to follow along with genre trends, it’s always more fun to find a sound that you can really identify with. These bands certainly have their sound down to a science... it’s just that it belongs to someone else.

For as much as some people try to distance themselves from their influences, a lot of bands have come to the forefront who aren’t even shy about where they got their sound from. Whether it’s playing in the same style of music or actively lifting the chord progressions of famous songs, these bands have all worn those influences a little too much on their sleeves.

Even though some of these bands have had to live in the shadow of their influences, some have been able to successfully distance themselves from their heroes by switching up a style or improving on the sound they stole.

From having a one-off song tribute to making a full-blown career out of plagiarism, these are just a handful of bands who could have benefited from being just a touch more original in their heyday.

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