Miley Cyrus Accused Of Stealing L.A. Band's Song 5/14/08
Miley Cyrus has been rocked by another scandal just two weeks after the
furore surrounding her provocative Vanity Fair photographs - now she's
accused of ripping off someone else's song.
Los Angeles band Lustra claim Cyrus' Rockstar hit is a carbon copy of
their Scotty Doesn't Know tune, which appeared on the soundtrack to 2004
movie Eurotrip. And they're inviting Cyrus fans who love her song to
check out "the original" on their MySpace.com web page.
Lustra were alerted to the similarities between the songs by fans and
they listened to both tracks and the bandmates claim the tunes are
virtually the same - with separate lyrics. Lustra guitarist Nick
Cloutman adds, "Although we are very flattered that Ms. Cyrus took this
route, we would have preferred some credit."
The band is considering various options to rectify this situation. The
spokesman states, "The immediate solution is to minimize leaks, and keep
all future recordings in a vault, under extreme security." Lustra
frontman Chris Baird adds, "If Hannah Montana wants us now, who is next?
The Jonas Brothers? "That said, if (Vanity Fair photographer) Annie
Liebovitz is interested in photographing us nearly nude we are certainly
open to it and we look forward to her call."