Avril Lavigne, now comes word that she may have stolen a song from a 70's band! Here's more from the IHT:
Avril Lavigne faces a lawsuit by the members of a 1970s rock band who claim her hit song "Girlfriend" rips off one of their tunes.
Songwriters Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer alleged in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court that Lavigne and her co-writers lifted their 1979 song "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," which was originally performed by new wave band The Rubinoos.
"We are not so naive as to chalk it up to some sort of cosmic coincidence," Dunbar said in a statement Thursday. "The lyric, the meter, the rhythm — they're identical."
The first court date has been set for Aug. 28 in Oakland.
The video below combines some of Lavigne's song and video with The Rubinoos song. What do you think?