On Guns N’ Roses Podcast (via Alternative Nation), former Guns N’ Roses manager Doug Goldstein has made claims that Motley Crue stole “Dr. Feelgood” from GN’R.
“Dr. Feelgood,’ the Motley Crue song, that’s a Guns N’ Roses song. Slash and Duff McKagan wrote that riff.
They wrote it down in Redondo Beach when I was with them.
“Guns N’ Roses were rehearsing, and Steven (Adler) would come down once a week, and Duff would come down five days a week, and they were jamming and they came up with that riff.
“Nikki (Sixx) is famous for taking a recorder to a club and stealing songs from bands, they got it because they recorded the recorded before we did.”
When asked if the band cared about the ripoff, Goldstein replied:
“Slash did drugs with him, eh. They’re friends. I never pushed it, I brought it up, ‘Guys, hello, it’s that song.’ ‘Oh it’s Nikki, don’t worry about it.'”