Take a listen to the song Unpublished Critics by Australian band Australian Crawl and see if you think it inspired the classic Guns N' Roses ballad Sweet Child O'Mine.

Australian blog MAX TV is the latest outlet to fuel the debate about similarities between the two songs, released six years apart in 1981 and 1987 respectively. 

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Australian Crawl's singer-guitarist James Reyne said: "It is not inconceivable that there are similarities between the two songs. It's also not inconceivable that there may be vaguely legs in something. 

"It's also not inconceivable that when they [Guns N' Roses] came out they were quite open in interviews that they liked a lot of Australian bands. It's also not inconceivable that they wouldn't have been aware of certain Australian songs. God forbid I had an active publishing company and they investigated the possibility."

He added: "I'm not about to take on the might of the Guns N' Roses lawyers."