Former D'MOLLS member Billy McCarthy (a.k.a. Billy Dior) has issued a statement responding to rumors that he was responsible for co-writing the POISON hit "Talk Dirty To Me" (1986) with POISON guitarist C.C. Deville and that he wasn't properly credited for his work. "We have received numerous inquiries regarding authorship of the hit song 'Talk Dirty to Me'," the statement begins. "Billy McCarthy played an important role in the sound of '80s rock as founder of D'MOLLS and in his work as a composer, drummer and producer with some leading rock bands. Billy thanks the fans for their interest and support. In recognition of his friendship with C.C. Deville, Billy is declining to comment on the story at this time. Fans who want a first-hand look at Billy's writing artistry should check out his debut novel, 'The Devil of Shakespeare', due this June. You can also preorder the novel on www.amazon.com and www.billymcarthy.com. The authorship of that work is not in question."
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