#1
Okay, so somewhere in the late '70-s, there was a heavy metal band in Yugoslavia called "Divlje Jagode" (eng: Wild Strawberries), and they were one of the most popular acts on that territory at the time. In 1981, they have released an album "Stakleni Hotel" (eng: Glass Hotel) which had a song of the same name on number four.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVQ8eoNZkCA

That riff sounds pretty familiar...Doesn't it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sXPmz9b4lM

At first, it would seem that they are just another unknown band ripping off Maiden's work. But "Powerslave" has been released in 1984, THREE YEARS after "Stakleni Hotel".
So, the logic tells me that Divlje Jagode are the true creators of the riff.

Interesting, isn't it? I never really liked Divlje Jagode (because their guitarist has bigger ego than Malmsteen), but this really feels bad. What would you do if Iron Maiden stole your riff to make a song this great?
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Last edited by TheNameOfNoone at May 10, 2013,
#2
This is nothing new. 12 notes, millions of songs. All riffs are stolen from somewhere if you look hard enough.
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#4
it happens if i played a riff and then i heard it later being playe dmy iron maiden i wouldnt really care id be mostly like
"oh shit that sounds alot like my riff" and be on with it

also its iron maiden whos goign to beleive that thye ripped of the riff from some guy when iron maiden is in fact one of my favorite bands