Did they steal from the land down under? Yep, if you believe the judge.
Colin Hay, lead singer and principal songwriter of the legendary Ausssie band Men at Work, is panning a Sydney judge's ruling that Hay and pals ripped off the popular Australian campfire tune "Kookaburra" for the Grammy-winning group's ubiquitous '80s hit, "Down Under."
"I believe what has won today is opportunistic greed, and what has suffered, is creative musical endeavor," Hay said in a statement published in the Sydney Herald Sun. "This outcome will have no real impact upon the relationship that I have with our song 'Down Under,' for we are connected forever."
So what's the beef about? And is the flute dude to blame?