A US radio presenter has accused the Red Hot Chili Peppers of plagiarism, claiming that the band's 'Dani California' single is near identical to Tom Petty's 'Mary Jane's Last Dance'.
Dan Gaffney, of Delaware-based WGMD, told his listeners of the similarities. Subsequently, the show's producer Jared Morris told reporters:
"The chord progression, the melody, the tempo, the key, the lyrical theme... they're identical."
To prove the point, Morris has posted MP3s on his personal blog, here. Neither Petty nor the RHCP are yet to comment.