Daily Archives January 21, 2008

Avril no thief

Avril no thief

A pair of U.S. songwriters who accused Avril Lavigne of ripping off one of their tunes now say the songstress did nothing wrong.

Last summer, Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer alleged that Lavigne’s boppy track “Girlfriend” sounded suspiciously like the Rubinoos 1979 single, “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend.”

On Tuesday, Lavigne’s record company Nettwerk issued a statement from Dunbar and Gangwer in which the two men said: “We are satisfied that any similarities between the two songs resulted from Avril and Luke’s use of certain common and widely used lyrics.”

I hope they apologised too!

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