Re: Have I stolen this riff?
This is way too weird. I thought I'd check out the YouTube and flicked through it until I found the riff. I paused the vid and came back to start my reply - I see yours and check where I'd stopped the vid ... 2:57 :) Actually, that was the end of the riff ... it seemed like 2:55 to me, but that was the only thing in the song that was anything like your number and I can't see a problem with that one.
That's the trouble with coming up with catchy tunes (which I did on rare occasions when I was having my little writing phase) ... it seems too obvious for someone not to have done it before, and then you start wondering if you picked it up somewhere subliminally ...