Rob Zombie & J.D. Cronise

J.D. Cronise Reveals He Was Given A Co-Writing Credit After Rob Zombie ‘Ripped Off’ The Sword’s “Freya”


J.D. Cronise, former vocalist/guitarist for Texan stoner metal collective The Sword, recently elaborated on multi-platinum industrial/groove metal icon Rob Zombie allegedly ripping off one of the band’s past tracks. The song in question was “Virgin Witch” from Rob Zombie‘s 2010 effort, “Hellbilly Deluxe 2“.

That track featured parts so similar to that of The Sword‘s signature 2006 track “Freya“, that Cronise‘s management at the time were able to negotiate that Cronise be given a co-writing credit on it. That credit was awarded after the fact, even with Cronise not having been directly involved with the Zombie track.

Speaking via Twitter on the matter earlier today, March 28th, Cronise offered:

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