Sleigh Bells are suing Demi Lovato over ‘Infinity Guitars’ / ‘Stars’ similarities

"[It] is at least substantially similar," they claim.
Remember the spat from last year, when Sleigh Bells accused Demi Lovato of sampling them without permission? Well, it’s still going – and now they’re suing.

They claimed she used elements of ‘Treats’ tracks ‘Infinity Guitars’ and ‘Riot Rhythm’ in ‘Stars’, a cut from her new album ‘Confident’. “flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for Stars,” they tweeted, “but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those.”

Lovato‘s producers Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub denied the accusation, releasing a statement that read: “We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato’s song ‘Stars’. Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line.”

Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller are evidently not happy with that response however, as they’re now taking Lovato, Falk, Yacoub and UMG Recordings to court for copyright infringement.

The filing claims:

“A comparison of the two songs reveals that, at the very least, the combination of the hand claps and bass drum, structured as 3 quarter beats and a rest, with the bass drum providing a counter-rhythm to the hand claps, is at least substantially similar in both works. This infringing material repeats throughout the Defendants’ song.”

Read the full thing here, and check out the songs below.

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