Lavigne accused of copying song

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  1. peeman

    peeman Well-Known Member

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6276188.stm

    Singer Avril Lavigne is facing legal action by members of 1970s rock band The Rubinoos, who claim she has copied one of their songs.
    Songwriters Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer allege Lavigne's Girlfriend was lifted from their 1979 song I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend.

    Lavigne's spokeswoman declined to comment about the allegations.

    In a statement, Dunbar said: "We are not so naive as to chalk it up to some sort of cosmic coincidence."

    He added: "The lyric, the metre, the rhythm - they're identical."

    The case will be heard in Oakland, California, on 28 August.

    New wave group The Rubinoos toured and recorded from 1975 to 1983 and had a hit with a cover version of Tommy James and the Shondells' I Think We're Alone Now.

    They also wrote the theme song for the movie Revenge of the Nerds.

    Lavigne, best known for hits such as Complicated and Sk8er Boi, recently scooped the award for favourite Canadian artist at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto.

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    Hmm it does seem pretty similar, and is it me or does whether lavigne looks hot or not depend heavily on the pic, in some pics she looks great in others she looks terrible
     
  2. rattrap007

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    Oh.. When I read the title I thought she was caught pirating music from Napster or something..
     
  3. Draven

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    Avril Lavigne doing something massively derivative and devoid of originality in every way, shape or form? Say it ain't so...
     
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    I would've thought someone copied the song for her.


    Maybe she's more talented than i thought.
     
  5. Boggs6ft7

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    I can kinda hear it, but not totally convinced.

    I can't help but feel this band is trying to cash in seeing as their only apparent hit was a cover of "I think we're alone now".
     
  6. funkatron101

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    The chorus sounds pretty damn similar. The rest of the song sounds nothing alike.
     
  7. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    hahahaha a band thats famous for a cover is suiing someone else for copying their song. Somewhat different but still funny.
     
  8. onesock

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    If she changed the word boyfriend to girlfriend every time it's said, I would've laughed.

    But she didn't, so I'm not.
     
  9. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    See what happens when you plagiarize an obscure band that no one has every heard of. You find out they're still alive!
     
  10. Xplosion

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    lol both songs suck either way.
     
  11. Omnius

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    Any chance of her being sued for being complete crap? :) 
     
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    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Bob Dylan wrote every song ever, so obviously some of em are gonna be similar
     
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    Her husband Derek (Sum41), has also been accused of stealing songs.

    Metallica's "Battery"

    Coldplay's "The Scientist" (video below. Don't watch the video, just listen to the song comparison)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guww9jOfa8M
     
  14. Prahicron

    Prahicron Chaos Bringer... Maybe...

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    Erm... who? Lol.
     
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    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    This could turn out like Huey Louis's "I want a new drug" and the Ghostbuster's Theme.

    Look it up and learn.
     
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    Oh dear lord, in that picture in the article she looks like a zombie!! EWWWWW!~!!!

    And for note, I've never thought she was hot.
     
  17. Edge

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    So she'd be like every other teen idol then?
     
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    This chick is so fake, wish she'd go away
     
  19. Sector Seven

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    QFT. :thumb 

    Dylan FTW!
     
  20. Elita_One

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    Avril sucks so bad. Her music is garbage and she makes me want to throw my TV out the window eveytime she's on it.
     

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