Thursday, January 10, 2008

Avril Pays Up to the Rubinoos

Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Last year, pop-punk star Avril Lavigne was hit with a lawsuit for copyright infringement by Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer of the Berkeley band the Rubinoos, whose late-‘70s hit "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," appeared to be the foundation of Avril's 2007 "Girlfriend" hit. Check out the comparison below: Lavigne, who claimed she had never heard the song before, settled with the songwriters yesterday for an undisclosed sum to avoid a costly legal battle. Though the settlement doesn't mean Lavigne has admitted guilt, some have also speculated whether the 23-year-old Canadian singer also ripped off Peaches' "I'm the Kinda" in her song "I Don't Have to Try": -- Kathleen Richards

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

© 2016 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation