Recently Los Angeles based band Lustra was reviewing the emails on their myspace page (www.myspace.com/lustra) and they noticed several emails that conveyed the same idea – their song – “Scotty Doesn’t Know” – taken from their album LEFT FOR DEAD sounded identical to “Rockstar” by Miley Cyrus – aka Hannah Montana.
The band listened to both tracks and realized the similarities themselves. “Scotty Doesn’t Know” was recorded for the movie EUROTRIP, starring Matt Damon, which was released in 2004, and well in advance of Cyrus’ “Rockstar”, released in 2006. In another strange coincidence their producer out of Boston, was connected to the television hit series “Hannah Montana”. The idea was now not so farfetched. The band also noticed something on the Billboard Magazine charts – “Scotty Doesn’t Know” was at 75 while Ms. Cyrus was just starting to work her way up the charts – her song “Who Said” was at 92.
When confronted with the idea, the producer refused to return calls. Nick Cloutman, Lustra’s guitarist, offered, “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 immediate solution, however, is to work with a Los Angeles based producer to minimize leaks, and keep all future recordings in a vault, under extreme security. “If Hannah Montana wants us now – who is next? The Jonas Brothers?” declares Lustra’s frontman, Chris Baird.
Nick did offer one request, “If Annie Leibowitz is interested in photographing us nearly nude we are certainly open to it and we look forward to her call.”