Former Extreme Championship Wrestling boss Paul Heyman has taken to his Web site to decry the similarities between the cover for Rihanna’s new single “Russian Roulette” and the artwork for 1998’s ECW: Extreme Music, which featured contributions from the likes of Motörhead, Megadeth, and White Zombie. The charges?
Well, as you can plainly see from the above diptych, both Ri-Ri and Heyman have their right arms in the air and are wrapped in barbed wire, and I guess they have their hair parted in approximately the same place. Oh, and both their right eyes are covered by makeshift monocles! One could argue as a counterpoint, however, that any imitation on the part of Rihanna’s art directors was classed up by a factor of about four billion. To help you figure out which is which, here’s a track from the album—Motörhead’s Grammy-nominated cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”:
‘Rihanna is a bloody thief’ [The Sun via The Daily Swarm]
Motorhead – Enter Sandman [YouTube]
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