As the title says, were there any reasons as to why Scorpions decided to use a similar rhythm to Lynyrd Skynyrd? When I first heard Simple Man, I thought at first it borrowed from Always Somewhere, then I found out it was released first.

  • @Brahadeesh Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Always Somewhere by Scorpions. They can be searched across the Internet. Is putting links required for this case?
    – H. Is
    Commented Apr 15, 2019 at 11:26

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I assume it was in homage to Skynyrds 1977 plane crash that lost lead singer and leader Ronnie van Zant - the song "Always Somewhere" came out the year later. A lot of bands were doing their own little tributes at the time. I know they were fans of each other's work. Ronnie always loved European bands, especially The Stones and Bad Company.

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