American radio DJ DAN GAFFNEY has accused Red Hot Chili Peppers of plagiarising one of Tom Petty's hits. Gaffney, from WGMD in Delaware, and his producer JARED MORRIS alleged last week (17MAY06) that the band's latest single DANI CALIFORNIA is strikingly similar to Petty's track MARY JANE'S LAST DANCE. The DJ played both tracks and have uploaded them onto the radio's official website for listeners to decide for themselves. Morris said, "The chord progression, the melody, the tempo, the key, the lyrical theme they're identical."