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Avril Lavigne Settles Suit For Ripping Off Music

March 27, 2008 Comments off
Sony/BMG Artist Avril Pays Off Band

March 27. 2008

Last year, I wrote about Kabbalah cult member Avril Lavigne’s stealing streak here, here and here regarding her stealing music from music acts the Rubinoos and native Canadians, Peaches and Chantal Kreviazuk.

Lavigne recently settled the lawsuit referenced in my previous articles listed above. It’s the standard Hollywood copyright infringement settlement contract, which has been utilized many times in cases, where no one admits liability or that they did anything wrong.

“Lavigne Settles in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit”

Lavigne Settles in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Canadian singer Avril Lavigne has reached a confidential settlement in a copyright infringement lawsuit leveraged against her by 70’s power pop band the Rubinoos. The plaintiffs claimed that Lavigne’s 2007 hit song “Girlfriend” plagiarized a chorus from the Berkeley based Rubinoos’ 1978 song “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”. Neither party could be reached for comment.

Lavigne’s skills as a songwriter have always been in question, as have her claims to be the sole arbitrator of her image. Rarely if ever writing songs solo, Lavigne is credited as songwriter on “Girlfriend” alongside collaborator Dr. Luke. She was accused by the Rubinoos last July and heatedly denied ever hearing the Rubinoos’ minor hit.

Also last July, Lavigne was accused of lifting material from fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Chantel Kreviazuk, though Kreviazuk later recanted all her incendiary comments. The similarly quiet settlement in the Rubinoos case might indicate Lavigne’s wish to quickly hush up detractors.

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Avril Lavigne Steals Songs

July 11, 2007 Comments off

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Avril Lavigne Steals Songs

July 9. 2007

Recently, singer Avril Lavigne took to the internet to deny claims she stole music from two separate artists. One, a Canadian named Chantal – the other the 70’s band the Rubinoos.

However, in light of song comparisons that have been placed online and featured in the Guardian newspaper regarding the infringement, it is plainly evident that a theft took place.

Furthermore, the songs sound the same. It’s the same lyric, melody and is sung with the same intonation and chanting. Avril needs to desist with the denials, because the infringements are there in black and white.

Denying it to the public will only make them think that much less of you when the evidence is that overwhelming. Judge for yourselves: The chorus for The Rubinos’ song copyrighted in 1978:

Hey, hey, you, you I wanna be your boyfriend

The chorus for Avril Lavigne song copyright in 2006:

Hey, hey, you, you, I want to be your girlfriend

That’s the same hook. She’s singing the rip off line throughout the song in the choruses, constituting a chunk of its running time. That’s a no no. Avril, be quiet before you dig yourself a deeper hole. Because no matter what you and your lawyer say at this point, the public does not believe you. Google it. Don’t insult people’s intelligence anymore than you already have.

“The chorus of his song contains the words: “Hey, hey, you, you I wanna be your boyfriend,” while Lavigne sings: “Hey, hey, you, you, I want to be your girlfriend” in a remarkably similar style. Girlfriend reached the top of the American singles chart and number two in the UK.” – The Guardian,,330153909,00.html

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