Top 5 Pieces of “EXTREMELY Inspired By” Album Art


Paul Heyman, former Extreme Champion Wrestling boss, has accused Rihanna of album art theft. In his own words, “It’s pretty obvious [Rihanna’s Russian Roulette ] was copied from, or at least EXTREMELY inspired by the ECW album cover.” We’re not sure Rihanna even knows who this man is, let alone watches sweaty dudes duke it out with barbed wire. We do know, however, that this is not the first case of “copied from” or “EXTREMELY inspired by” album art. We take a look at some of our favorite album art scandals after the jump.

Green Day’s American Idiot (2009) vs. Blur’s Think Tank (2004)

Jay Z’s The Blueprint III (2009) vs. Secret Machines’ Now Here is Nowhere (2004)

Michael Buble’s Crazy Love (2009) vs. Billy Corgan’s TheFutureEmbrace (2005)

McDonald’s Restaurant Art (2007) vs. NIN’s The Fragile (1999)

Okay, maybe the last one is a coincidence.