UPDATE: Watch a comparison video above.
Under an article regarding Slash's recent comments on a possible future band reunion, MAX reader Jimmy Gray pointed out the similarities between Guns N' Roses' most enduring song - 1987's 'Sweet Child O' Mine' - and Australian Crawl's 1981 song 'Unpublished Critics', from their #1 album Sirocco. We checked it out, and wow it does it sound similar: the same chugging chord progression, a similarly-sweeping lead break, the verse melody, and the elongated one-syllable vocal in the chorus.
We sincerely doubt co-writer James Reyne has never heard of the Gunners track, nor noticed the common themes. Compare the two below.
Slash's MAX Sessions performance from a few years back was one of the most popular ever. Here he is performing 'Sweet Child O' Mine' at the intimate show with Myles Kennedy.