Did Avril Lavigne Bite a Peaches Track, Too?

July 10, 2007 11:09 AM ET

Gossip blogger Perez Hilton has pointed out yet another series of uncanny similarities between one of Avril Lavigne's new tunes and another artist's track. '70s group the Rubinoos have recently accused Lavigne of ripping off their 1979 song "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" for "Girlfriend," and now it seems Canadian electroclasher Peaches may have a case, too. The first 20 seconds of Avril's "I Don't Have to Try" sound nearly identical to Peaches' "I'm the Kinda" from 2003's Fatherfucker.

Yesterday, Lavigne's manager issued a statement that attempted to discredit the Rubinoos' suit by pointing out that they're a bit, well, comically deluded. "Bands that have ripped us blind: the Rasberries, the Beach Boys, the Beatles," reads a quote from their MySpace page.

We were ready to dismiss the Rubinoos' claim when this Peaches accusation came to light. Check out the comparison here -- it's pretty striking.

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