Speaking of sampling (and/or ripping-off), a while back I saw—to not much surprise—that Google did return pages in which people pointed out the remarkable similarity of John William’s theme music for the movie Jaws to the fourth movement (“Allegro con fuoco”) from Antonín Dvořák’s classical suite Symphony No. 9 .
There has been a familiar tune in some television commercials recently that I could not place, though I was sure it was either Nightwish, E Nomine, or Eminem (yes, you read that correct). I spent the past hour scouring their respective discographies. I made my way through Nightwish without any success. I got about half-way through Eminem’s when I found Music Box which is ~90% correct. I then worked my way through E Nomine’s albums, feeling like I was getting closer and closer until I hit Das Rad des Schicksals which was what I was looking for.
What is surprising is that it seems like Eminem sampled E Nomine’s song:
I suppose it’s no surprise that Google finds no pages where other people have mentioned noticing this since the demographics of the two groups tend not to overlap too much.