Dr. Luke May Have An Advanced Degree In Plagiarism

noah | April 9, 2008 3:45 am
Last year, “Since U Been Gone” writer and pop song technician Dr. Luke got in a bit of hot water for interpolating a bit of the Rubinoos’ “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend into Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend” without letting the powerpop band know. Now the Arizona rock outfit The Asphalt is alleging that Luke took the hook of their song “Tonight” and reappropriated it for Daughtry’s “Feels Like Tonight,” and hearing the choruses back-to-back makes one think that either they’re 100% right, or Dr. Luke is so locked into hitmaker mode these days that he can only write punched-up versions of already-existing songs’ choruses. [YouTube]