(Yahoo!) - The boys in One Direction are once again being accused of ripping off a classic rock hit. This time, 1D is alleged to have borrowed a bit of Def Leppard's 1987 hit "Pour Some Sugar on Me" for the chorus of "Midnight Memories," the title track from the boy band's latest album.
If a new song is heavily inspired by or samples an old hit, the original songwriters typically receive a credit. "Midnight Memories" is credited to 1D's Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson and three other collaborators, but no members of Def Leppard, a fact that led the veteran band to consult their lawyers, according to the U.K.'s Mirror.