Punk princess Avril Lavigne is being called out as a copycat. The very (un)popular 70's group The Rubinoos say Avril's hit "Girlfriend" sounds suspiciously like their song "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend." The group's founder, Tommy Dunbar, named Av as one of 21 people in the lawsuit, including the singer's publishing company and her songwriting partner, as defendants. Avril's manager says that the claim is bull and that he hired his own musicologist (is that a real profession?) to study both tracks, and his man said the two tunes were completely different songs.
You've all heard the repetitive ditty -- I'm pretty sure it didn't take someone like a musicologist to create this masterpiece, and though I have to admit that I do sing along to it in my car, I don't know that I would be fighting for the rights to call it my own. But it's always about the Benjamins.