Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan says his first breakout hit was basically a Rush knockoff.
Corgan once admitted that the opening of “Cherub Rock” is “ripped off from “By-Tor and the Snow Dog” by Rush. It’s a straight rip-off of Rush.”
Corgan has always been open about his love of classic rock, from Rush to Black Sabbath to Van Halen.
What are some other rock songs you’re pretty sure were ripped off from other bands?