Godsmack Song Sounds Like Radio Jingle
Radio Personality Angry Over Godsmack Song
Last Updated: 2080 days ago
A local radio personality is haunted by a Godsmack song that sounds a little too familiar.In 2006, Godsmack released their album "IV" which included the single, "The Enemy. Preston Nash, a local radio shock jock for 1560 KNZR, claims the Godsmack song sounds like a jingle he created for a radio DJ in 2004.Just how close do the two songs match up? Nash wrote in a recent blog post on Bakotopia.com that the songs are in the same tempo, key, have the same accents, etc., to the point where I could take the segments in question and put them together and they line up perfectly.Dont believe Nash? Audio: Godsmack And Nash Songs Overlaid Into One Track Nick Belardes of ABC23 listened to both song tracks and was convinced enough to appear on KNZR 1560 to discuss the controversy with Preston Nash. Audio: ABC23 On Ralph Bailey Show Talking About Nash Controversy Digi-cam Video: ABC 23's Nick Belardes Talks To Preston Nash One of the first places Nash discussed the Godsmack/radio jingle controversy was on Bakotopia.com. Belardes caught up with Bakotopia Product Manager Matt Munoz, also a longtime musician, to discuss the matter.Listening to both of those songs, there are some distinct obvious similarities, said Munoz. Audio: Godsmack Song Audio: Preston Nash Song Munoz said that such cases are difficult to win. He mentioned that what sets this case apart from others is that Nash crossed paths with one or more members of Godsmack, so there might have been opportunity for Godsmack to have heard the song.According to Nash, Godsmack also phoned in more than once to his wife Rocky Nashs radio program, which allowed further opportunities for Godsmack members to hear the possibly copied jingle.Munoz added that maybe there are such coincidences. Theres only so many riffs to go around, he said. How many times have people ripped off a Bo Diddley riff?According to Nash, his Hammer song began airplay on both commercial radio and the Internet two years before Godsmack released The Enemy.Nash, who works with Jaz McKay and Ralph Bailey on their 1560 KNZR radio shows, is an expert at creating music jingles. Over the past four years, Nash has been creating music ditties for other radio personalities, including the Bakersfield Condors as hes always looking for a great way to put his commercial music talents to use.In the summer of 2004, Nash created a jingle for a personality named Hammer. Hammer, the song, aired at the beginning of August 2004 on Real Rock 93.1 in Bakersfield.When Hammer switched stations to KRAB 106.1, the jingle followed. According to Nash, the song was also on the KRAB Web site for a year until Hammer finally moved to Idaho in the fall of 2006.The song was also used during what Nash considered his own rock-jock thing both in Bakersfield and in Riverside at 96.7 KCAL from November 2004 to March 2005.One YouTube video posted August 20, 2007 indicates Godsmack might have a history of ripping off songs and riffs. The video "Godsmack vs. Nine Inch Nails" compares the 1992 Nine Inch Nails track, Last with the 1998 song Time Bomb by Godsmack. After the video by TonySt compares both tracks, it ends with the text, Godsmack, youre creative enough to create your own songs. So stop ripping off other artists, please.Though Nash said he cant afford a lawyer, he really just wants some peace of mind.Nash said to ABC23, The chance is there that they heard it. I would just like to be able to sit down with them and say, Listen to this and what are your thoughts? And if they say its a coincidence, then, whatever, I dont think it is.