Elvis Costello dismisses claims Olivia Rodrigo plagiarised his music, saying that's rock and roll

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(CNN)It's not been the champion week truthful acold for Olivia Rodrigo.

First the teenage prima came successful for disapproval from Courtney Love, the Grand Dame of grunge, who called her "rude" for imitating Hole's medium cover. Now societal media users person accused her of plagiarizing a opus by the seasoned British creator Elvis Costello.

 Olivia Rodrigo 'rude' for medium  screen  similarity

Fortunately, however, Costello has proven to beryllium acold much forgiving -- and adjacent encouraging -- astir the similarity betwixt his euphony and the latest offering from Rodrigo.

    After speechmaking an nonfiction astir Love's aggravated accusation this week, a British teen called Billy Edwards took to Twitter to remark: "First opus connected the medium is simply a beauteous overmuch nonstop assistance from Elvis Costello."

      Costello suggested his ain  opus  had been influenced by Bob Dylan, who had himself been inspired by Chuck Berry.

      Edwards was comparing a guitar riff from Brutal, the archetypal way connected Rodrigo's medium Sour, with Costello's 1978 deed Pump It Up.

      Much to Edwards' surprise, Costello himself replied, writing: "This is good by me, Billy. It's however stone and rotation works. You instrumentality the breached pieces of different thrill and marque a marque caller toy. That's what I did. #subterreaneanhomesickblues #toomuchmonkeybusiness"

      The British singer-songwriter, who changeable to fame successful the 1970s, appeared to suggest that his opus borrowed from Bob Dylan's 1965 way Subterranean Homesick Blues, which successful itself was inspired by Chuck Berry's Too Much Monkey Business from 1956.

      Earlier successful the week Love took to Instagram to remark connected Rodrigo's promo photograph for her "Sour Prom" performance film.

      The photograph shows Rodrigo arsenic a prom queen with mascara moving down her look and is reminiscent of Love's set Hole's 1994 "Live Through This" medium cover.

      "Spot the Difference! #twinning," Love wrote successful the caption connected Instagram.

      Pharrell explains however  'Blurred Lines' contention  helped him recognize  'we unrecorded  successful  a chauvinist culture'

      Rodrigo, who is champion known for her roles successful Disney's Bizaardvark and High School Musical series, responded successful the remark section, penning "love u and unrecorded done this sooooo much."

      Over connected her Facebook account, Love was a spot much blunt successful her comments, writing: "It was rude of her, and [Rodrigo's grounds label] geffen not to inquire myself oregon ['Live Through This' screen photographer] Ellen von unwerth."

      Plagiarism rows are not uncommon successful the euphony business. Last twelvemonth British stone set Led Zeppelin won a long-running ineligible conflict implicit claims it stole the opening guitar riff of its signature 1971 opus "Stairway to Heaven" from a way by the US set Spirit.

      Led Zeppelin victorious successful  'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism case

      In 2015, a assemblage ordered Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to wage $7.4 cardinal implicit their deed Blurred Lines, which was recovered to person resembled Marvin Gaye's 1977 deed "Got to Give It Up."

        In 2019 Katy Perry was ordered to wage damages successful a copyright infringement lawsuit regarding her opus "Dark Horse," which was recovered by a assemblage to intimately lucifer a Christian rap song. However, that determination was aboriginal overturned. The justice successful the lawsuit vacated the jury's decision, citing a deficiency of evidence.

        A erstwhile mentation of this communicative failed to see that the "Dark Horse" lawsuit was aboriginal overturned. It has been corrected.

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