(November 13, 1998)
Originally Published: November 13, 1998
Go Ask Alice: Sharp-eared metalheads aren't alone in hearing echoes of Alice Cooper's '71 hit "Eighteen" in "Dreamin'," a song from Kiss' current Psycho Circus album. Six Palms Music Corp., copublisher of "Eighteen," filed a complait for copyright infringement against "Dreamin'" authors Bruce Kulick and Kiss member Paul Stanley, as well as Polygram Publishing and Mercury Records, Oct. 21, in the U.S. district court in L.A. The complaint alleges that "Dreamin'" is "substantially similar" to the earlier tune, which was collectively written by members of Alice Cooper. Evan Choen, an attorney for Six Palms Music, says he hopes the matter can be settled out of court: "It's just a question of whether the Kiss people will agree that these songs [sound] just too much alike. I don't see what Paul Stanley could possibly say; he's certainly not going to say he's never heard 'Eighteen.' " A Kiss spokesperson declined to comment on the suit.