I'd just like to add that Sum 41 always picked really great songs as their "inspiration".
Oh, and the first thing yelled in the Sum 41 song is almost the same rhythm used in Chop Suey. "Take everything left from me" is the same as "when angels deserve to die".
I still like We're All to Blame, though. It's a good song in itself, even if every time I hear it, I think of Chop Suey.
It's weird with Sum 41.
They had that...third album was it? Which was all pretty much blatantly Offspring-sounding. Then the next one was totally "spot the Metallica references".
And it didn't ever bother me. I don't even like the band, but I guess them copying other bands blatantly made them better than their "own sounding" stuff was anyway. That Offspring-esque disc of theirs was actually kind of fun.
On the flip side though, it pissed me off to no end on RAFRAG, with all the Green Day sounding stuff in the second half. Hypocrite is me.
2. Of course it bothers you more when it's a band you're into! "Some band I don't care about is borrowing from other bands; whatever, I don't care. Some band I love is borrowing from other bands; wtf guys, can't you please write for yourselves??" That's how it should be. I think that's the reason people here act like the Offspring is the worst offender; people here CARE about the Offspring! We want fully original songs from them! Makes sense to me.